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Wenchong Liang

Wenchong Liang

Zhongshan, China

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Updated: Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 04:13 PM
  • Birthplace: Zhongshan, China
  • Residence: Zhongshan, China
  • Age: 33
  • Turned Pro: 1999
  • Eligibility Code: 6

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. Got married in 2005 and welcomed the arrival of his first child as well in the same year. When he made his entry into the professional world, Liang possessed an unorthodox golf swing where he had a baseball swing type follow through. However, he has since refined his game in recent years to good effect. Plays out of Zhongshan Hot Spring Golf Club, the first modern golf club in China, which was established in 1984. It is a 36-hole complex designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Became only the second Chinese golfer to win on The European Tour when, in 2007, he followed Zhang Lian-wei into the winners’ circle, incredibly by winning the same event – the Clariden Leu Singapore Masters at Laguna National Golf Club, beating Iain Steel in a playoff. Kicked on from there to win the Asian Tour’s UBS Order of Merit in 2007, the first time it has been won by a Chinese golfer, which in turn qualified him for The 2008 Open Championship, another first for Chinese golfers. Has also played in the Masters (miss cut in 2008) and PGA Championship (Cut in '07, T8th in '10). In 2007, became the first Chinese players to break the $1 million earnings mark on the Asian Tour. Is a member of the European Tour, JGTO, Asian and China Tour. Enjoys non-fiction and spending time with his family. Won a 1kg gold bar for a final-round hole-in-one at the UBS Hong Kong Open in November 2006, which was his second ace in professional competition. Lists winning the UBS Order of Merit crown (which ranked him No. 1 in Asia) as his primary goal for the 2007 season. Owns seven victories on the China Tour since 1999. Competed in only two events on the China Tour in 2006, winning both. Had six top-10 finishes on the JGTO in 2006, finishing 21 on the money list. Competed in his first PGA Tour event in 2006 at The International, finishing in a T37. Missed the final-round cut by a single point in the modified Stableford competition. It was the highest-ever finish by a Chinese golfer on the PGA Tour. Winner of the Nations Cup (Asian World Cup qualifier) with Zhang Lian Wei in 2001.

PGA European Tour Victories

1 - 2007 Caltex Singapore Masters Other Victories: 1999 Kunming Classic [China], Dalian Classic [China], Beijing Classic [China], Shenzhen Classic [China]. 2001 Davidoff Nations Cup [with Zhang Lian-Wei]. 2005 Zhuhai Leg [China]. 2006 Hainan Leg [China], Omega Championship [China]. 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters [Asia]. 2008 Hero Honda Indian Open [Asia]. 2009 Midea China Classic [OneAsia]. 2010 Luxehills Chengdu Open [OneAsia], Thailand Open [OneAsia].