Liang delighted with major invitation

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 30 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 30 June, 2007, 12:00am

Chinese star Liang Wenchong has received a special exemption to compete in the 89th US PGA Championship from August 9 to 12. Liang (pictured) has never played in a major and was delighted to receive his invitation from the PGA of America to play at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the year's fourth and final major. 'I am very surprised. I was in Japan fighting for a place in the British Open at the Mizuno Open last week when I received the good news. I am very happy and I am glad to be given this opportunity following a lot of hard work,' Liang added. 'It will be my first major and somewhat of a consolation to the weekend's result [where he missed out on his place at the British Open].'