Zhang Lian-Wei

World Cup Countdown

It has taken 112 years, but when the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro come round in 2016, golf will finally have been restored to the world's greatest sporting gala.

Friday, 16 October, 2009, 12:00am

New generation ready to pick up the mantle from stalwarts like Zhang

Considering the defending Volvo China Open champion is closing in on 40 and the average age of the previous 13 winners is 32, a bet on the two teenagers in the coming week's open championship may be about as sound as investing in the US mortgage market.

13 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

With a strong finish and even stronger support, China's star pair confident of bigger and better things next year

Flag bearer Zhang Lianwei believes that the only way is up after China yesterday recorded their best finish at a golf World Cup.

'We're a great team - the best China has had - and we'll do even better next year,' said Zhang after China fired an impressive round of 68 to end the US$5 million event in a share of 11th place.

26 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Zhang plans new mainland tour

Zhang Lianwei plans to launch a developmental tour in China as a way of giving back to the game.

The 42-year-old Zhang, who will chase a record third victory at the Macau Open this week, said he wanted to create greater playing opportunities for China's leading amateurs and upcoming professionals.

16 May 2007 - 12:00am

Zhang in search of third Macau title

Former Chinese number one Zhang Lianwei hopes to mark the 10th anniversary of the Macau Open next week by producing a record third victory at a venue he calls his second home.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

Howell to headline Macau tournament

European Ryder Cup star David Howell is expected to go head to head with China's leading duo Liang Wenchong and Zhang Lianwei during next month's US$300,000 Macau Open.

Englishman Howell will headline the small but popular leg of the Asian Tour at the Macau Golf and Country Club from May 17 to 22.

20 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Liang's long march to fame and fortune

Chung Shan Golf Club is famous for being the home of the first course in China - it could become even more famous for being the 'mother' of Chinese number one Liang Wenchong.

Liang has big dreams, like playing on the USPGA Tour and becoming the first Chinese to play in the Open Championship in Britain.

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Local stars gunning for Open berth

Eight Hong Kong golfers will have local knowledge on their side when they attempt to earn a ticket to the US$2 million Volvo China Open, which stages a qualifying tournament in the SAR for the first time next week.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

All too easy for Zhang

Zhang Lianwei finally ended a victory-drought stretching back over two-and-a-half years when he came from behind for a comfortable triumph in the Omega China Tour C Zhuhai Leg. The 41-year-old's last win was in November 2003 in the Volvo China Open, the same year he became the first Chinese to claim a European PGA title.

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

Zhang and Liang boost Tour

Posing for a group photograph of last year's China Tour winners ahead of today's first round of the 2006 season was one of the few times that the godfather of Chinese golf Zhang Lianwei could not be seen working on his game.

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Liang aims to roar home in lion city

China's Liang Wenchong is ready to step out from the shadows of his more illustrious compatriot Zhang Lianwei when he takes aim at the US$1 million OSIM Singapore Masters starting today.

9 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

2 Minutes with ... RICHARD QIU ZHIFENG

The 26-year-old golfer achieved his first professional victory in the China Tour - the Kunming leg a fortnight ago - when he took advantage of a meltdown by the champion of the Beijing leg, Li Chao, and Liao Guiming. Qiu is playing in a tournament in Shun De, Guangdong province, before going to Zhuhai this week for the next leg of the China Tour.

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Campbell keen to enhance global status

US Open champion Michael Campbell (pictured) tees up in the Volkswagen Masters, China tomorrow looking for a victory to enhance his growing reputation as a global player.

The Kiwi star, who broke through for his maiden major title in June, is among the top contenders at this week's US$300,000 Asian Tour event at Jinghua Golf Club on the outskirts of China's capital city.

31 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

China Open to become truly accessible with pre-qualifying

The Volvo China Open has become more 'open' this year with pre-qualifying to be held for the first time in the championship's 11-year history.

The tournament will be played from November 24-27 at Shenzhen Golf Club, where prize money has been increased by US$300,000 to US$1.3 million.

10 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Wrangling expected over next venue

'Shigeki who?' asked one leading promoter as Zhang Lianwei put the icing on the cake and the Asian Tour went into back-slapping mode. But when the dust settles on another great day for Asian golf, some wrangling is expected over the future venue of the Dynasty Cup.

18 Apr 2005 - 12:00am