• LIN Wen-tang

    TPE

    • Date of birth Jun 28, 1974
    • Turned Pro 1996
    • Residence Taipei
    • Family Married

Biography

Comes from a family of golfers where his father Lin Chia was one of Chinese Taipei's top professionals and a former winner of the ROC PGA Championship.His father’s best advice to him was “to always keep the golf swing in the same tempo.”His uncle, Lin Chi-hsiang is also a winner in Asia while another young brother Wen-ko is also a winner on the Asian Tour and Wen-hong is a regular on Tour.Said his mental strength wasn't up to mark previously but has learned to relax on the golf course.

Career Highlights

  1. Lin is a six-time winner on the Asian Tour and Chinese Taipei’s most successful golfer
  2. Also has two wins on the Asian Development Tour on home soil.Enjoyed three top-10s in 2016, finishing second in the King’s Cup behind compatriot Chan Shih-chang.He was in contention at the 2015 Ho Tram Open before losing in a four-way play-off to Sergio Garcia.Won sixth Asian Tour title at 2013 Solaire Open in the Philippines after pulling off two remarkable shots from the trees to end a four-year title drought.Enjoyed his finest year in 2008, winning two titles and finishing second on the Order of Merit
  3. Biggest career victory was winning the 2008 UBS Hong Kong Open in a three-way play-off against Francesco Molinari and Rory McIlroy
  4. Produced one of the greatest shots from out of the trees for birdie on the 18th hole to stay in the play-off before winning with another exquisite chip to a foot for birdie.Ended 2008 season in 49th place on the Official World Golf Ranking and earned a trip to the Masters Tournament, the first Chinese Taipei player in 20 years to qualify
  5. Represented Chinese Taipei for the first time at the World Cup in 2008.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour victories: (6)
  2. 2006 Taiwan Open
  3. 2007 Brunei Open
  4. 2008 Asian Tour International, Thailand
  5. 2008 UBS Hong Kong Open
  6. 2009 Mercuries Taiwan Masters
  7. 2013 Solaire Open, Philippines.

Other wins

  1. Other wins:(4)
  2. 1998 Hsin Fong Open, Taipei
  3. 2004 ROC PGA Championship
  4. 2013 & 2014 Yung Chi Rainbow Paint Open in Kaohsiung

  5. Asian Development Tour victories: (2)
  6. 2010 and 2014 Ballantine's Taiwan Championship
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
Asia-Pacific Classic T68 71 73 78 73 295 7 US$ 705
Bank BRI Indonesia Open 69 72 68 75 76 291 3 US$ 1,300
Royal Cup MC 73 70 - - 143 3 -

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