Pan Cheng-tsung

Pan Cheng-tsung (born 12 November 1991), known professionally as C. T. Pan, is a Taiwanese professional golfer who currently competes on the PGA Tour.[2]

Pan Cheng-tsung
Pan Cheng-tsung.jpg
Personal information
Born (1991-11-12) 12 November 1991 (age 28)
Miaoli County, Taiwan
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight145 lb (66 kg)
Nationality Taiwan
Career
CollegeUniversity of Washington
Turned professional2015
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour Canada (2015)
Web.com Tour
Professional wins3
Highest ranking47 (23 June 2019)[1]
(as of 15 March 2020)
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Other2
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipCUT: 2019
U.S. OpenT45: 2013
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2014, 2019

Early and personal lifeEdit

Pan was born in Miaoli County, Taiwan.[3] His father, a caddie, died in 2010.[4][5] Pan was enrolled at the IMG Golf Academy for three years prior to attending the University of Washington.[6]

He is married to Michelle.[7]

College careerEdit

Pan played college golf at the University of Washington where he won eight events.[8] He was the number one amateur golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for eight weeks in 2013. Pan also won two gold medals in golf – one individually and one for team play – at the 2014 Asian Games.[8]

Professional careerEdit

Pan was one of two local golfers to make the cut at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington.[9] He finished tied for 64th in the tournament.[10] Pan earned his first professional win on 12 July 2015 at The Players Cup on PGA Tour Canada, his second tournament on the tour and fourth tournament as a pro.[11]

In December 2015, Pan tied for 14th at the final stage of the Web.com Tour qualifying tournament.[12] He then finished 11th in the 2016 Web.com Tour season earnings, which got him a PGA Tour card for the 2017 season.

2017Edit

In 2017, Pan competed in 29 PGA Tour events, making the cut in 14, including 3 top-10 finishes. His best finish was a tie for second on January 29 at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California. For the season, he earned $1,267,649 in official money and finished 88th in the FedEx cup standings.[2]

2018Edit

In 2018, Pan competed in 30 PGA Tour events, making the cut in 22, including 2 top-10 finishes. His best finish was a tie for second on August 19, 2018, at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. For the season, he earned $1,881,787 in official money and finished 35th in the FedEx cup standings.[2]

2019Edit

On 21 April 2019, Pan earned his first PGA Tour victory at the RBC Heritage on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.[13] He became the second Taiwanese golfer to win on the PGA Tour after Chen Tze-chung who won at the 1987 Los Angeles Open.

In December 2019, Pan played on the International team at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia. The U.S. team won 16–14. Pan went 2–1–0 and lost his Sunday singles match against Patrick Reed.[14]

Amateur winsEdit

  • 2011 Azalea Invitational, Prestige at PGA West
  • 2012 Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational
  • 2013 NCAA Tallahassee Regional, Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational
  • 2015 The Amer Ari Invitational, Querencia Cabo Collegiate, Lamkin Grips SD Classic (tie), NCAA Bremerton Regional

Source:[15]

Professional wins (3)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up
1 21 Apr 2019 RBC Heritage 71-65-69-67=272 −12 1 stroke   Matt Kuchar

PGA Tour Canada wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin
of victory
Runners-up
1 12 Jul 2015 The Players Cup −15 (71-67-65-66=269) 2 strokes   Robert S. Karlsson,   J. J. Spaun
2 13 Sep 2015 Cape Breton Celtic Classic −19 (67-68-68-66=269) Playoff   Taylor Pendrith

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT T45 T64 CUT
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT
  Did not play

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

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 25 2019 Ending 23 Jun 2019" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "C. T. Pan". PGA Tour. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Taiwan golfer Pan Cheng-tsung claims maiden PGA Tour title". Taiwan Today. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Pan Cheng-tsung rallies to win first PGA Tour title". Taipei Times. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ Chung, Yu-chen (22 April 2019). "Taiwan's Pan wins 2019 PGA Heritage title". Central News Agency. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  6. ^ Thompson, Ian (15 July 2010). "Taiwan's Cheng-Tsung Pan leads Southern Amateur at Shoal Creek". The Birmingham News. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Golf: Chinese Taipei's Pan Cheng-tsung holds off rivals to win PGA Heritage title". Straits Times. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Cheng-Tsung Pan Biography". GoHuskies.com. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  9. ^ Ramsdell, Paul (19 June 2015). "Cheng-Tsung Pan overcomes triple-bogey to make cut at U.S. Open". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Open: Player Results". Golfweek. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  11. ^ Decker, Brian (12 July 2015). "C.T. Pan wins The Players Cup". PGA Tour.
  12. ^ "Pan Earns Card At Web.com Q-School". Washington Huskies Athletics. 14 December 2015.
  13. ^ Porter, Kyle. "2019 RBC Heritage scores, grades: C.T. Pan edges Matt Kuchar to win first PGA Tour event". CBS Sports. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  14. ^ Dusek, David (15 December 2019). "Presidents Cup grades: Captains, Royal Melbourne score high marks". Golfweek.
  15. ^ "Cheng-tsung Pan". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved 24 June 2015.

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