Wenchong to make history

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Liang Wenchong will become the first Chinese National to play at all four majors when he tees off at the US Open next month.

Liang qualified for the second major of the year after carding a five under 66 at Nara International Golf Club to top the sectional qualifying in Japan.

The 35-year-old made history in 2007 when he became the first man from China to play in the PGA Championship.

A year later, he would become the first to make a major cut when we made it through to Saturday at the British Open.

The steady performances earned Liang an invitation to the US Masters the same year.

However, the first Chinese golfer to make it into the top 100 in the world ranking won’t be the only representative from that part of the world, as India’s Shiv Kapur also secured a place at Pinehurst after making it through European qualifying.

With the two most populous nations on the planet represented at the prestigious US Open, broadcasting companies can expect quite a boost in television audiences.

Other Asian players who booked a place at Pinehurst, held from June 12-15, include South Korea’s Lee Kyoung-Hoon and Japanaese players Azuma Yano, Kiyopshi Miyazato and Toru Taniguchi.

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