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Danny Chia (born 29 November 1972) is a Malaysian professional golfer.

Danny Chia
Personal information
Born (1972-11-29) 29 November 1972 (age 45)
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality  Malaysia
Residence Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) Asian Tour
Professional wins 19
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour 2
Other 17
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T55: 2010
PGA Championship DNP
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 謝志榮[1]
Simplified Chinese 谢志荣
Hanyu Pinyin Xiè Zhìróng
Hokkien POJ Chiā Chì-êng

Chia was the leading Malaysian amateur in the mid-1990s and turned professional in 1996. He plays on the Asian Tour, where he won the 2002 Taiwan Open. He was the first Malaysian to win on the Tour. He has also won several lower profile professional tournaments in Malaysia and elsewhere.

In 2002, Chia became the second Malaysian to play in The Open Championship (and the first from a mainstream Malaysian background; his predecessor Iain Steel has a Scottish father, and attended school in Scotland and college in the United States, and therefore has a much more traditional golfing pedigree). Chia represented Malaysia in the WGC-World Cup in 2001 and 2002.


Amateur wins (6)Edit

  • 1993 Malaysian Amateur Championship, Selangor Amateur Open (Malaysia)
  • 1994 Malaysian Amateur Championship, Selangor Amateur Open (Malaysia)
  • 1995 Malaysian Amateur Championship, Selangor Amateur Open (Malaysia)

Professional wins (18)Edit

Asian Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 22 Sep 2002 Acer Taiwan Open +3 (76-70-77-68=291) 2 strokes   Hsieh Yu-shu,   Lin Chie-hsiang
2 3 Oct 2015 Mercuries Taiwan Masters −3 (67-70-73-73=285) 2 strokes   Liang Wen-chong

Asian Development Tour wins (4)Edit

  • 2013 PGM Northport Glenmarie Masters
  • 2014 PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship
  • 2015 PGM Bukit Jawi Championship
  • 2016 PGM Bukit Jawi Championship

Other wins (13)Edit

  • 1996 EVA Air Open (Singapore), Jakarta Raya Open (Indonesia)
  • 1999 Singapore Mini Tour event, Malaysian Mini Tour event
  • 2001 Champion of Champions (Singapore), PNB OOM Challenge (Malaysia)
  • 2002 Sime Darby Masters (Malaysia)
  • 2003 Genting Masters (Malaysia), Classic I (Malaysia), Classic II (Malaysia)
  • 2004 Kinrara Masters (Malaysia)
  • 2007 International Championship (Indonesia)
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz Masters (Thailand)

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
The Open Championship CUT CUT T55

Note: Chia only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit



  1. ^ "台灣名人賽 馬來西亞選手謝志榮首輪領先 潘政琮暫列第七". Xin Media. 2 October 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 

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