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Golf: Again-to-back occasions in Singapore in January to function Asian Tour finale

Golf: Again-to-back occasions in Singapore in January to function Asian Tour finale

SINGAPORE – Golf followers in Singapore are set to get pleasure from back-to-back weekends of prime occasions with a brand new event, the Singapore Worldwide, to be held simply be fore subsequent January’s SMBC Singapore Open.

The US$1 million (S$1.37 million) Singapore Worldwide will probably be held at Tanah Merah Nation Membership (TMCC) from Jan 13-16. The US$1.25 million Singapore Open, postponed this 12 months because of the pandemic, returns on the Sentosa Golf Membership from Jan 20-23.

The 2 occasions will mark the shut of the 2020-21 Asian Tour season. The circuit resumed on the finish of November with back-to-back occasions in Phuket – after a 20-month hiatus brought on by Covid-19.

The 2020-21 season has seen six occasions performed up to now. Australian Wade Ormsby gained the primary of these, the Hong Kong Open, in January final 12 months and has led the Advantage record since then.

The highest-30 finishers from the Order of Advantage may also achieve entry into February’s US$5million Saudi Worldwide, which additionally serves because the Tour’s 2022 season opener.

Ormsby and different main Tour gamers like Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond and Phachara Khongwatmai, Malaysian Gavin Inexperienced, Shubhankar Sharma from India and South Korean Kim Joo-hyung Kim will characteristic on the Singapore competitions.

The Republic’s prime gamers Gregory Foo, Abdul Hadi, Koh Dengshan, Jesse Yap and Choo Tze Huang may also compete on residence soil.

Asian Tour’s commissioner and CEO Cho Minn Thant stated his organisation was delighted to launch a brand new occasion and the Singapore Worldwide “will play such a key position in serving to to carry down the curtain on our season whereas additionally including an thrilling new worldwide occasion to Singapore’s sporting calendar”.

TMCC’s Tampines Course will probably be used and its president Ho Beng Huat famous it’s “designed for championship play, and we will stay up for seeing some high-quality show of {golfing} expertise by the golfers as they play the difficult format”.

In the meantime, it was introduced on Monday (Dec 20) that 4 qualifying spots for subsequent 12 months’s British Open will probably be supplied on the Singapore Open.

It is going to be for individuals who end within the prime 12 and ties at Sentosa’s Serapong Course and who aren’t already exempt for the July 14-17 Main on the Previous Course at St. Andrews, Scotland.

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