14 Things You Didn't Know About C.T. Pan

Take a look at these facts on 2019 Presidents Cup player C.T. Pan.

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Take a look at these facts on 2019 Presidents Cup player C.T. Pan.

14 Things You Didn't Know About C.T. Pan

A player that has worked his way onto the PGA Tour and managed to stay there for several years, C.T. Pan became prominent on our screens in 2019 winning on the PGA Tour and playing in the Presidents Cup.

But how well do you actually know him? Here are 14 facts you may or may not already know.

14 Things You Didn't Know About C.T. Pan

1. Pan was born in Chinese Taipei on November 12th, 1991.

2. His full name is Cheng Tsung Pan.

3. He is the youngest of six children (four sisters and a brother).

4. He started playing golf at age 5 and was introduced to the game by his mother, who was a caddie at a local golf course.

5. He played college golf at the University of Washington from 2011-15 and he studied Communications.  Whilst there he was named to the 2013 and 2015 Ping All-America first teams. He also finished 2nd individually at the 2015 NCAA Championships.

6. Pan turned professional in 2015 and actually made his professional debut at the US Open hosted at Chambers Bay. He made the cut and finished T-64th.

7. In the same year, whilst competing on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada, he departed to his native Chinese Taipei after the Staal Foundation Open to serve 12 days in the military.

8. He represented Chinese Taipei at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, finishing T-30th in the 60-player field.

9. Pan has had one PGA Tour victory and it came at the 2019 RBC Heritage. The win came in his 79th PGA Tour start at the age of 27 years, 5 months, 9 days, making him the second player from Chinese Taipei to win on the PGA Tour (T.C.Chen, 1987 L.A. Open).

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10. Also in 2019 Pan made his first start at the Presidents Cup. Hosted at Royal Melbourne he played in three matches with a 2-1 record. He lost his singles match to Patrick Reed (opens in new tab) 4&2.

11. His wife is called Yingchun Lin, or Michelle, and she has occasionally caddied for him in the past.

12. His dream foursome would include Luke Donald, Adam Scott and Gary Player.

13. We believe he currently lives in Bellevue, Washington. The city is located just to the east of Seattle.

14. Given where he lives it is no surprise his favourite sports team is the Seattle Seahawks.

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A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 


Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6