Liang Wenchong

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Liang Wenchong
Won-cheng Liang.JPG
Personal information
Born (1978-08-02) 2 August 1978 (age 42)
Zhongshan, China
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
NationalityFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Residence Zhongshan, China
Career
Turned professional1999
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Asian Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
OneAsia
Professional wins21
Highest ranking 57 (29 August 2010) [1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Japan Golf Tour2
Asian Tour3
Other16
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2008
PGA Championship T8: 2010
U.S. Open CUT: 2014, 2015, 2018
The Open Championship T64: 2008
Achievements and awards
Asian Tour
Order of Merit
2007
OneAsia Tour
Order of Merit winner
2010

Liang Wenchong (simplified Chinese :梁文冲; traditional Chinese :梁文沖; pinyin :Liáng Wénchōng, born 2 August 1978) is a Chinese professional golfer. He was the highest ranked golfer from the People's Republic of China and the first Chinese golfer to have reached the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking. He succeeded his mentor Zhang Lianwei as the top Chinese player.

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Liang plays on the Asian Tour, Japan Golf Tour and OneAsia Tour. He finished 21st on the 2006 Japan Golf Tour money list, after finishing second at the Fujisankei Classic. In 2008 he was second at the Japan PGA Championship. At the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open he finished third in 2008 and second in 2009. In 2014 he finished second at the KBC Augusta.

After more than a dozen top-10 finishes on the Asian Tour, he won the 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters, which was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour. He was the second golfer from the People's Republic of China to win on the European Tour after Zhang Lianwei. In 2007, Liang won the Order of Merit on the Asian Tour, becoming the first from mainland China to do so.

In 2009 he finished second at the Barclays Singapore Open, a European Tour event. On the 2013 European Tour, he finished third at the Lyoness Open and Avantha Masters.

In August 2007 he became the first golfer from the People's Republic of China to play in the PGA Championship. [2] He ended up missing the cut. He also received a special invitation to play in the 2008 Masters Tournament. [3] In July 2008, Liang became the first Chinese golfer to make the cut at a major, The Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club. In August 2010, Liang set a new course record at Whistling Straits with his 8-under 64 in the third round of the 2010 PGA Championship, where he finished eighth.

Amateur wins (3)

Professional wins (21)

European Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
111 Mar 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters 1−11 (64-72-68-73=277)Playoff Flag of Malaysia.svg Iain Steel

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters Flag of Malaysia.svg Iain Steel Won with par on first extra hole

Japan Golf Tour wins (2)

Legend
Tour Championships (1)
Japan majors (1)
Other Japan Golf Tour (1)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
17 Jun 2015 Japan Golf Tour Championship
Mori Building Cup Shishido Hills
−14 (67-68-65-70=270)5 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brad Kennedy, Flag of Japan.svg Ryutaro Nagano,
Flag of South Korea.svg Song Young-han
216 Apr 2017 Token Homemate Cup −16 (69-65-66-68=268)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Yoshinori Fujimoto

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 2014 RZ Everlasting KBC Augusta Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Fujita Lost to par on fifth extra hole

Asian Tour wins (3)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
111 Mar 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters 1−11 (64-72-68-73=277)Playoff Flag of Malaysia.svg Iain Steel
212 Oct 2008 Hero Honda Indian Open −16 (60-71-71-70=272)1 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Darren Beck
317 Nov 2013 Resorts World Manila Masters −16 (67-69-67-69=272)Playoff Flag of Thailand.svg Prom Meesawat

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

Asian Tour playoff record (2–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 2007 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters Flag of Malaysia.svg Iain Steel Won with par on first extra hole
2 2013 Resorts World Manila Masters Flag of Thailand.svg Prom Meesawat Won with birdie on first extra hole

OneAsia Tour wins (4)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
118 Oct 2009 Midea China Classic −14 (69-65-68-68=270)4 strokes Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Lianwei
24 April 2010 Luxehills Chengdu Open −9 (72-66-67-74=279)Playoff Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Hyung-tae
329 Aug 2010 Thailand Open −18 (67-67-67-69=270)1 stroke Flag of Thailand.svg Namchok Tantipokhakul, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Wright
414 Oct 2012 Nanshan China Masters −8 (68-67-68-73=276)Playoff Flag of South Korea.svg Yang Yong-eun

OneAsia Tour playoff record (2–0)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 2010 Luxehills Chengdu Open Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Hyung-tae Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2012 Nanshan China Masters Flag of South Korea.svg Yang Yong-eun Won with birdie on fifth extra hole

Other wins (12)

Results in major championships

Tournament200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUTCUTCUT
The Open Championship T64CUTCUT
PGA Championship CUTT8CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in World Golf Championships

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament2007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Championship T68T30
Match Play
Invitational T61T75
Champions T40T63T62T24T15T48T58T47T38T43T73
  Did not play

"T" = tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances

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References

  1. "Week 35 2010 Ending 29 Aug 2010" (pdf). OWGR . Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  2. Liang Earns Major Invitation to PGA Championship
  3. Augusta National invites three Asian standouts to play in Masters Archived 2009-03-18 at the Wayback Machine