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LIN Wen-tang

Wen-tang LIN

TPE

Biography

ResidenceHsinchu City, Chinese Taipei
AttachmentShin Fong GCC
Date of Birth:28/06/1974
Place of BirthHsinchu City, Chinese Taipei
Height & Weight5ft 7¾in 11st 11lbs (170cm 75kg)
FamilyWife: Ou Shu-feng (m. 2000); Children: Lin Kuan-wei (2000), Lin Chai-yu (2005)
InterestsFamily
Turned Pro1996
Qualifying School

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Biography

A regular on the Asian Tour, he secured his first European Tour victory in dramatic fashion at the 2009 UBS Hong Kong Open, defeating Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari in a thrilling play-off. Having failed to hole a six foot birdie putt to win in regulation play, he produced a stunning recovery shot over the water on the first extra hole after finding the trees with his drive to stop the ball six feet from the pin, before sealing the title with a birdie on the next hole. In doing so, he became the first Asian in a decade to win the tournament and subsequently took up European Tour Membership. Also finished tied third behind winner Darren Clarke in the BMW Asian Open in April 2008. Has won a title on the Asian Tour in each season between 2006 and 2009. His father Lin Chia was one of Chinese Taipei’s top professional golfers, while his two brothers are also regulars on the Asian Tour.

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European Tour Wins1
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR563
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 327,384 (2009)

Teams

Professional World Cup 2008, 09

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