Zhang Lianwei

Golfer Zhang Lianwei wants to nurture Chinese talent

Thai Prom Meesawat, who joined the Asian Tour in 2004, plays out of a bunker at the Macau Golf and Country Club.  Photo: AFP/Asian Tour

Zhang Lianwei, China's most successful golfer on the Asian Tour, does not plan to ride quietly into the sunset.

Wednesday, 10 October, 2012, 3:28am

Chinese pair answer critics by putting fire back in their game

China came out breathing fire yesterday and for the first time played like 'world beaters'.

Stunned by media reaction to their poor performance in Friday's alternate-shot foursomes, Liang Wenchong and Zhang Lianwei shot an eight-under 64 to move up from 25th place to a share of 18th at eight-under 208 and save any more embarrassment.

30 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Master Zhang determined to hold on to lead

Two-time champion Zhang Lianwei narrowly beat the elements to take the clubhouse lead before lightning and swirling winds blowing in from the South China Sea forced the Macau Open to be suspend play with 33 players still to complete the second round yesterday.

19 May 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

Li left to fight lone struggle

'No excuses.' That was the damning verdict from the China Golf Association (CGA) last night after another poor showing by the nation's golfers in their national Open championship.

Only Li Chao made the cut as celebrated pair Zhang Lianwei and Liang Wenchong both made embarrassing exits.

15 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Liang drives for exit

Liang Wenchong was supposed to usher in a new era in Chinese golf yesterday - instead he is staring at an embarrassing exit.

Liang crashed to a seven-over-par 79 on a beautiful day in Beijing and will need to shoot at least a 66 today to have a chance of making the cut and restoring the faith.

14 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Zhang's still number one, according to fans

Zhang Lianwei may have passed the torch to Liang Wenchong as the best golfer in China but the 41-year-old Great Helmsman of the sport still wins the popularity stakes hands down.

13 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Liang now the best - Zhang

The godfather of Chinese golf paid Liang Wenchong the ultimate compliment after the 27-year-old completed an emphatic victory, taking the Hainan leg of the Omega China Tour to maintain his perfect record on the circuit.

10 Apr 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

Home conditions 'favour Asians'

Zhang Lianwei believes home advantage will be a key factor for Asian players when the Maybank Malaysian Open tees off today.

He cites the heat, course conditions and even food as the key factors that point towards another Asian success.

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Zhang plans to drive away the drought

Chinese stalwart Zhang Lianwei is counting on a new driver to end his title drought in the Crowne Plaza Open, which begins today.

The 40-year-old Zhang is teeing up at the Grand Epoch City Golf Club near the capital and hopes the club will do the trick.

29 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Zhang looks forward to taking on major duo

Chinese trailblazer Zhang Lianwei is looking forward to a mouth-watering showdown against major champions Michael Campbell of New Zealand and Retief Goosen of South Africa at the Volkswagen Masters-China next week.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Fourball on the Wall

Choi Kyung-ju (left), Colin Montgomerie, Zhang Lianwei and Sergio Garcia will carry their rivalry over to this weekend after a play-off ended all square on the Great Wall of China yesterday.

The superstars of South Korea, Scotland, China and Spain drained their putts in a special shootout on a section of the wall near Badaling as a taster to the Johnnie Walker Classic.

20 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Home, sweet home

Drive for show and putt for dough is a catch-phrase all golfers know well, especially Chinese ace Zhang Lianwei.

And this is why Zhang believes Asia will thrive on home turf advantage when they defend the Cup.

13 Apr 2005 - 12:00am