Born:Aug 2, 1978 in Zhongshan, Guangdong, China.
China Amateur Champion (1996, '97, '98). Multiple wins on the China, Asian and OneAsia Tours. Winner of a European Tour co-sanctioned event (2007 Singapore Masters). Asian Tour Order of Merit winner (2007). OneAsia Tour Order of Merit winner (2010).
After a successful amateur career, which included three straight wins in the China Amateur Championship, Liang turned professional in 1999. Taking over the mantle of top Chinese golfer from his mentor Lian-wei Zhang, Liang became the first Chinese golfer to make the cut in a major championship (2008, Open Championship).
Played as the Token Homemate Cup (April 13-16; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Yoshinori Fujimoto (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Liang (China). [Token Tado CC Nagoya, Kuwana, Mie, Japan].
Played as the Japan Golf Tour Championship MORI Building Cup Shishido Hills (June 4-6; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Brad Kennedy (Aus), Ryutaro Nagano (Jpn) and Young-han Song (S Kor) finished 5 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Liang (China). [West course, Shishido Hills CC, Kasama, Ibaraki, Japan].
Played as the inaugural Resorts World Manila Masters (Nov 14-17; Asian Tr event). Wenchong Liang (China) beat Prom Meesawat (Thai) at the first playoff hole, then donated half his winner's cheque to the Philippines' Typhoon Haiyan disaster relief fund. [Manila Southwoods G&CC, Carmona, nr Manila, Philippines].
Played as the Nanshan China Masters (Oct 11-14; OneAsia Tr event). Liang (China) beat Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor) at the fifth playoff hole. [Garden/Cuiyuan course, Nanshan Intl (Danling) GC, Longkou, Shandong Peninsula].
Liang (China) won the OneAsia Tour 2010 Order of Merit, with earnings of US$560,737 on the Tour. Dae-hyun Kim (S Kor) was second with $272,154; Michael Hendry (NZ) was third with $247,092.
Played as the Luxehills Chengdu Open (April 1-4; OneAsia Tr event). Liang (China) beat Hyung-tae Kim (S Kor) at the first playoff hole. [Luxehills Intl CC, Chengdu, Sichuan, China].
Played as the Thailand Open (Aug 26-29; OneAsia Tr event). Second-placed Michael Wright (Aus) and Namchok Tantipokakul (Thai) finished 1 shot behind Liang (China). [Burapha GC, nr Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand].
Played as the Midea China Classic (Oct 15-18; OneAsia Tr event). Second-placed Lian-wei Zhang (China) finished 4 shots behind Wen-chong Liang (China). [Royal Orchid Intl GC, nr Foshan, Guangzhou, China].
Played as the Hero Honda Indian Open (Oct 9-12; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Darren Beck (Aus) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Liang (China). [Delhi GC, New Delhi, India].
Liang (China) won the Asian Tour Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of his peers.
Played as the Clariden Leu Singapore Masters (March 8-11; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Liang (China) beat Iain Steel (Malay) with a par at the first playoff hole to claim his first win on both the European and Asian Tours. [Masters course, Laguna National G&CC, Singapore].
Liang (China) recorded the season's lowest scoring average on the Asian Tour over a minimum of 40 rounds.
Liang (China) won the Asian Tour 2007 UBS Order of Merit, with earnings of US$532,590 on the Tour. Chapchai Nirat (Thai) was second with $442,325; Anton Haig (RSA) was third with $427,685.
Played as the Davidoff Nations Cup (Sept 27-30; Asian Tr two-man World Cup of Golf qualfying event). Second-placed Malaysia (Danny Chia & Periasamy Gunasegaran) and Norway (Henrik Bjørnstad & Per Haugsrud) finished 1 shot behind China (Wenchong Liang & Lianwei Zhang). [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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