• LIANG Wen-chong

    CHN

    • Date of birth Aug 02, 1978
    • Turned Pro 1999
    • Residence Zhongshan
    • Family Married

Biography

Liang possessed an unorthodox golf swing where he had a baseball swing type follow through. Has since refined his game in recent years to good effect. Grew up in Zhongshan, home of China’s first modern-day golf course in the 1980s.Introduced to the game at school when he was 16.

Career Highlights

  1. Liang was Asia’s number one in 2007. He became the first Chinese player to win the Order of Merit with one victory and eight top-10s that year.
  2. Maiden triumph came at the 2007 Singapore Masters where he pipped Malaysia’s Iain Steel in a play-off
  3. Donated his winnings of over US$183,000 towards the development of golf in China
  4. Won the Hero Indian Open in 2008 thanks to a record 12-under-par 60 in the opening round
  5. In 2013, he won the Resorts World Manila Masters after defeating Prom Meesawat of Thailand on the first play-off hole
  6. Donated 50% of his US$135,000 winner’s purse to victims of Typhoon Haiyan
  7. Made his Major debut at the US PGA Championship in 2007 and broke the US$1 million mark in career earnings
  8. In 2008, Liang was invited to play in the Masters Tournament but missed the halfway cut
  9. Played in all four rounds at the British Open, finishing tied 64th at Royal Birkdale
  10. In 2009, Liang finished second behind Thongchai Jaidee on the Order of Merit, thanks to two runner-up finishes at the Panasonic Open in Japan and Singapore Open, which saw him earn his highest prize cheque of US$555,550
  11. In 2010, Liang enjoyed his best result in a Major when he placed tied eighth at the US PGA Championship, shooting a course record 64 at Whistling Straits in the third round
  12. In 2002, he earned over US$100,000 with four top-10s
  13. Also played his way into the history books by shooting the Tour’s 100th hole-in-one during the third round of the TCL Classic
  14. In 2001, Liang won the Nations Cup with Zhang and enjoyed his World Cup debut in Japan where they finished tied 17th
  15. Won the China Amateur Open three times in a row
  16. Finished tied fourth in the 1999 Volvo China Open as an amateur.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour victories: (3)
  2. 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters
  3. 2008 Hero Honda Indian Open
  4. 2013 Resorts World Manila Masters.

Other wins

  1. Other wins:
  2. 1999 Kunming Classic, China
  3. 1999 Dalian Classic, China
  4. 1999 Beijing Classic, China
  5. 1999 Shenzhen Classic, China
  6. 2001 Davidoff Nations Cup
  7. 2005 Kunming leg, China Tour
  8. 2006 Hainan leg, Omega China Tour
  9. 2006 Omega Championship, China
  10. 2009 Midea China Classic
  11. 2010 Luxehills Chengdu Open, China
  12. 2010 Thailand Open,
  13. 2015 JGT Championship Mori Building Cup, Japan
  14. Amateur wins: 1996, 1997 & 1998 China Amateur Open.
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
SMBC Singapore Open T16 69 70 72 69 280 -4 US$ 12,950
Leopalace21 Myanmar Open T29 71 71 70 69 281 -3 US$ 6,200
Maybank Championship MC 70 72 - - 142 -2 -
Hero Indian Open T40 75 72 75 73 295 7 US$ 10,850
Panasonic Open Golf Championship MC 78 70 - - 148 6 -
Volvo China Open MC 75 76 - - 151 7 -
U.S. Open MC 79 76 - - 155 11 -
Mercuries Taiwan Masters T26 70 73 70 79 292 4 US$ 7,650
Yeangder TPC MC 80 72 - - 152 8 -

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