Lu Liang-Huan

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Lu Liang-Huan
呂良煥
Personal information
Nickname Mr. Lu
Born (1936-12-10) 10 December 1936 (age 81)
Taipei
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)
Nationality  Taiwan
Career
Status Professional
Former tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 23
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 8
Other 15
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 37th: 1972
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship 2nd: 1971
PGA Championship DNP

Lu Liang-Huan (Chinese: 呂良煥, born 10 December 1936), or "Mr. Lu" as he came to be known to British golf fans, was a successful Taiwanese golfer who won several important tournaments on the Asian and European circuits between 1959 and 1987.

Lu was born in Taipei. He became the first winner of the Hong Kong Open in 1959, the tournament devised by former Australian Open champion Eric Cremin and featuring, among others, Bob Charles and Kel Nagle. He would become a regular winner on the Asian circuit (as it was known before the establishment of the formal Asian Tour in 1995), winning his own country's national Open on four occasions. He also played on the Japan Golf Tour, winning nine times between 1971 and 1987.

His finest year was 1971, when he finished runner-up to Lee Trevino in The Open at Royal Birkdale, then the following week won the French Open at Biarritz. He also won in Thailand and Japan that season. In 1972, he and countryman Hsieh Min-Nan teamed up to win the World Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Taiwan's sole victory in the event.

Professional wins

Japan Golf Tour wins (8)

Other wins (15)

Note: Lu's win in the French Open pre-dates the formation of the European Tour. The Hong Kong Open became a European Tour event in 2001, but victories in the event prior to that year are not considered official wins on the tour.

Results in major championships

Tournament 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975
Masters Tournament CUT 37 T43 T43
The Open Championship T24 2 T40 T5 T53

Note: Lu only played in the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances

External links

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