Lin Wen-tang

Lin Wen-tang (Chinese: 林文堂; born 28 June 1974) is a Taiwanese professional golfer. He comes from a golfing family, with his father and uncle both being professionals and two brothers who played with him on the Asian Tour.

Lin Wen-tang
林文堂
Personal information
Full nameLin Wen-tang
Born (1974-06-28) 28 June 1974 (age 46)
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nationality Taiwan
ResidenceTaipei, Taiwan
Career
Turned professional1996
Current tour(s)Asian Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins10
Highest ranking47 (4 January 2009)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Asian Tour6
Other4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2009
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipDNP

Lin turned professional in 1996, and won for the first time as at the 1998 Hsin Fong Open, a non-tour event in his home country. He has played on the Asian Tour since 1998 and has won four titles, his first coming in 2006 at the Taiwan Open. His second Asian Tour victory came in 2007 at the Brunei Open, and in 2008 he won the inaugural Asian Tour International in Thailand.

In April 2008, Lin reached the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings, and then in November, he recorded the biggest win of his career at the UBS Hong Kong Open, a European Tour co-sanctioned event, defeating Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari in a playoff. The win earned Lin a two-year exemption on the European Tour. He finished 2008 in the world top 50 to qualify for the 2009 Masters.

Professional wins (10)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 23 Nov 2008
(2009 season)
UBS Hong Kong Open1 −15 (65-69-64-67=265) Playoff   Rory McIlroy,   Francesco Molinari

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2008 UBS Hong Kong Open   Rory McIlroy,   Francesco Molinari Won with birdie on second extra hole
Molinari eliminated by par on first hole

Asian Tour wins (6)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 8 Oct 2006 Taiwan Open −13 (70-68-68-69=275) 3 strokes   Simon Yates
2 2 Sep 2007 Brunei Open −15 (65-68-71-65=269) 2 strokes   Adam Le Vesconte
3 23 Mar 2008 Asian Tour International −23 (65-68-68-64=265) 5 strokes   Noh Seung-yul
4 23 Nov 2008 UBS Hong Kong Open1 −19 (64-67-63-67=261) Playoff   Rory McIlroy,   Francesco Molinari
5 4 Oct 2009 Mercuries Taiwan Masters −8 (71-66-71-72=280) 3 strokes   Lu Wen-teh
6 14 Apr 2013 Solaire Open −3 (69-73-70-73=285) 1 stroke   Richard T. Lee,   Thammanoon Sriroj

1Co-sanctioned by the European Tour

Asian Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2006 Crowne Plaza Open   Prom Meesawat,   Chinnarat Phadungsil Phadungsil won with par on second extra hole
Lin eliminated by par on first hole
2 2008 UBS Hong Kong Open   Rory McIlroy,   Francesco Molinari Won with birdie on second extra hole
Molinari eliminated by par on first hole
3 2015 Ho Tram Open   Sergio García,   Himmat Rai,
  Thaworn Wiratchant
García won with par on second extra hole
Lin and Wiratchant eliminated by birdie on first hole

Asian Development Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 29 Aug 2010 Ballantine's Taiwan Championship −10 (72-70-66-70=278) 1 stroke   Hsu Chia-jen
2 3 Aug 2014 Ballantine's Taiwan Championship (2) −21 (68-64-67-68=267) 6 strokes   Nils Floren,   Chan Shih-chang

Other wins (2)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2009
Masters Tournament CUT

CUT = missed the halfway cut
Note: Lin only played in the Masters Tournament.

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2009
Match Play R64
Championship T66
Invitational
Champions T33
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 1 2009 Ending 4 Jan 2009" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 3 October 2019.

External linksEdit