Player
Sam CHIEN
USA

Height: 178CM

Weight: 75.0KG

Birthdate: 1989/10/23

Birthplace: Taiwan

Family: Single

Turned Professional: 2012

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Tournament Highlights 2019

Third Global Qualifying Tournament: Despite his only over-par round of the event coming in the final round, still easily earned fully-exempt status for the first half of the year with his T5 at Foison GC.

 

Season Highlights 2018

Played in six Asian Tour tournaments, a T33 his top showing. Made the cut in his lone Southern Africa Tour start. Also played in seven China Tour tournaments, a T11 his best outing.

 

Season Highlights 2017

Had a disappointing Asian Tour campaign, with 14 starts and only four made cuts. Finished 189th on the Order of Merit, with a T36 his top effort. Made the cut in one of his two Japan Golf Tour starts. On the Asian Development Tour, made the cut in all three starts.

 

Season Highlights 2016

Played in eight PGA TOUR Series-China tournaments, making the cut in half of his starts. Ended the year 80th on the Order of Merit. Also saw considerable action on both the Asian Tour and the Asian Development Tour. Only made three cuts in eight Asian Tour starts, but his lone top-10 was a good one—a T2 in Manila that led to his 45th-place finish on the Order of Merit. Added nine Asian Development Tour starts, with two top-10s.

 

Other Tournament Highlights 2016

ICTSI Sherwood Hills Classic: In April recorded a T10 at the, tying with four others in Cavite, Philippines.

PGM UMW Championship: Shot a final-round 67 at the Asian Development Tour's event at Templer Park CC to finish sixth, five shots behind winner Shunyua Takeyasu in Selangor, Malaysia in early February.

Resorts World Manila Masters: Got off to a slow start in the Philippines before hitting his stride over the final 54 holes. Opened with a 74 and shared 108th place through 18 holes. Fired three consecutive 65s to finish the tournament, good enough to end regulation tied with SSP Chawrasia and Nicholas Fung. Went into the extra session and lost, taking a T2 with Fung.

 

Season Highlights 2015

In his rookie Web.com Tour season, played in 14 events, making five cuts. Finished 16th on the money list. Returned to PGA TOUR Series-China in September to complete the year. Finished 36th on the final Order of Merit. Enjoyed two top-10s, making the cut in six of his seven tournaments.

 

Tournament Highlights 2015

Lushan Open: Had a top-10 finish in mid-October. Went to the back nine in the final round at 6-under and in the mix among the leaders. But back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11, followed by two more bogeys, on Nos. 16 and 18, dropped him from contention and into an eighth-place finish.

Yulongwan Yunnan Open: With a 68-65 start in early October, was tied for third, four shots behind halfway leader Gunn Charoenkul. Played solid golf on the weekend but could never really get going, shooting a 3-under 70-71 to T6 with Masamichi Ito, Yi Cao and David McKenzie, at 14-under.

 

Season Highlights 2014

Played in all 12 PGA TOUR China Series’ tournaments and finished the season fourth on the Order of Merit to earn his 2015 Web.com Tour membership. Enjoyed one victory, a runner-up performance and two other top-10s.

 

Tournament Highlights 2014

Qualifying Tournament-Shenzhen: Qualified for the PGA TOUR Series-China as a conditional member with rounds of 73-79-71-74, good for a T28 at CTS Tycoon GC’s D&Y Course in March.

Mission Hills Haikou Open: In the PGA TOUR Series-China’s inaugural event, opened with a 5-under 67 at the Mission Hills to take a share of the first-round lead with Jeunghun Wang and Tian Yuan. Was 4-under the rest of the way to T6 with Todd Baek.

Buick Open: Took a share of the first-round lead in Guangzhou, held the lead outright lead after a second-round 66 and never relinquished his advantage the rest of the way, playing bogey-free golf Sunday to defeat amateur Zecheng Dou by three shots. Only made four bogeys all week at Dragon Lake GC’s Asian Games Course. His four-under par scores gave him eight consecutive under-par rounds to begin his PGA TOUR China Series’ career, and the victory, worth ¥216,000, moved him to the top of the Order of Merit after two weeks.

United Investment Real Estate Wuhan Open: Saw his streak of consecutive under-par rounds end at 10 when he shot a third-round, 1-over 73 at Yishan GC. Came back in the final round with an even-par 72 to finish solo ninth for his third consecutive top-10.

Nine Dragons Open: Turned in a solid performance in Jiaxing in November. Made a late charge trying to catch Lucas Lee and amateur Cheng Jin. Eventually finished runner-up to Jin but cashed first-place money (216,000) as the best-finishing professional in the field. Moved to No. 3 on the Order of Merit with two tournaments to play.

 

Personal

-Majored in communication studies at Northwestern University.

-Born in Taichung, Chinese Taipei, but also lived in Australia before his family moved to Southern California.

-Favorite restaurants are In & Out and Portillo's.

-Would be a golf coach if he weren't a professional golfer.

-Favorite city to visit is Chicago.