Liang Wen-chong is born in Zhongshan, China. At the time of writing (June 2013) he is the only Chinese national to have been in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking where he remained for 80 weeks between January 2009 (98th) and August 2011 (100th), reaching a high of 57th in August 2010. Liang won the Chinese Amateur Open Championship three years in a row from 1996-98, before turning pro in 1999. He has one European Tour victory to his name in the 2007 Singapore Masters, as well as victories on various Asian Tours. In 2008 he was the first Chinese golfer to make the cut in a major, finishing tied 64th at Royal Birkdale in the Open Championship. He bettered that performance in the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, where he finished tied 8th, and set a new course record of 8-under par 64 in the third round.