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About the Asian Tour          

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game.

 

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game.

 

The Asian Tour is also the only player-led regional golf organisation in Asia and represents over 300 players from over 30 different nationalities.

History of the Asian Tour          

In January 2004, the tournament playing professionals of Asia formed a new player representative body named the Asian Tour to ensure control over their careers and the development of professional tournament golf in Asia.

2004 Season
The Asian Tour staged a total of 22 tournaments offering prize money of US$12.3 million in its inaugural season as a new organisation. Vietnam was added to the growing list of countries to stage a professional golf tournament.

2005 Season
The Asian Tour staged a total of 27 tournaments with over US$20 million in total prize money. Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant, the 2005 Order of Merit winner, set a new record for wins in a single season with four titles. The Tour also visited new events in Qatar, Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand to reinforce the growth of professional golf across Asia.

2006 Season
The 2006 season boasted record prize money of over US$24 million from the staging of 27 tournaments. India's Jeev Milkha Singh, the 2006 Order of Merit winner, established a new record for prize money won in a single season, winning US$591,884. The Tour welcomed new tournaments in Pakistan, India and Malaysia.

2007 Season
In 2007, a record schedule of 28 tournaments offering an all-time high of over US$27 million in prize money was offered to the players. Liang Wen-chong became the first player from China to win the Order of Merit as the Tour heralded new events in Cambodia and Vietnam. The Tour, which was made up of players from no fewer than 25 different nationalities, visited 16 different countries and territories in 2007.

2008 Season
The growth of professional golf reached new heights in 2008. An unprecedented 30 events which offered a record US$39 million were staged across 17 countries and territories while India’s Jeev Milkha Singh become the Tour’s first million-dollar man in a single season when he earned over US$1.4 million to win the Order of Merit title for the second time in three years.

2009 Season
The Asian Tour sanctioned 28 events worth almost US$40 million in 2009. Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee became the first man in Asian golf history to win three Order of Merit crowns while Korea’s Yang Yong-eun created history by becoming the first Asian to win a Major. Yang and India’s Jeev Milkha Singh were afforded honorary memberships on the Asian Tour for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the game of golf in Asia and across the globe.

2010 Season
Noh Seung-yul of Korea became the youngest ever Asian Tour Order of Merit champion at the age of 19 years and 204 days while Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee claimed an unprecedented 13th career victory. The Asian Tour sanctioned a total of 24 tournaments in Asia worth over US$38 million, including four new tournaments in India, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei and Singapore. The Asian Tour also successfully launched the Asian Development Tour, consisting of five tournaments for the region’s rising stars to hone their games.

2011 Season
Juvic Pagunsan became the first Filipino to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit crown as the Tour welcomed winners from 14 different nationalities. The Asian Tour sanctioned a total of 24 tournaments in Asia worth over a record US$50 million, including four new tournaments in India, Korea, Indonesia and Thailand. The Asian Development Tour also grew from five to eight events.

2012 Season
Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant stole the limelight when he won his second Order of Merit since 2005. It was a season to remember for the Thai veteran as he won three times to become the oldest Asian Tour number one with an unprecedented 15 career victories. The year also saw the Asian Tour sanction 27 tournaments in Asia worth US$44.5 million to the region’s top stars. Outside of Asia, Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee cemented his place as one of Asia’s living legends with a first victory on European soil in Wales while India’s Jeev Milkha Singh won the Scottish Open for his third title in Europe.

2013 Season
Kiradech Aphibarnrat claimed his maiden Order of Merit triumph, earning US$1.12 million to become the third Thai to win the prestigious crown. A total of 25 tournaments with US$45 million in total prize money were offered with three new events making their debuts. The Asian Development Tour staged a record 16 events and received Official World Golf Ranking status

Role of the Asian Tour          

The role of the Asian Tour encompasses sanctioning, marketing, management, development and promotion of professional golf tournaments in the region that form the schedule of events known as the Asian Tour.

The Asian Tour’s core activity is to generate playing opportunities and increase prize money for its members through the sanctioning of Asian Tour events.

 

Structure of the Asian Tour          

The Executive Management Team is overseen by a Board of Directors. The Board establishes goals and policies and directs the strategic development of the Asian Tour while the Tournament Players Committee (TPC) provides recommendations on policies in regards to player and Tour related issues.

 

Asian Tour Honorara Member          

Vijay Singh (Fiji)
K.J. Choi (Korea)
Jeev Milkha Singh (India)
Y.E. Yang (Korea)

Key Executive Menagment          

Kyi Hla Han, Executive Chairman
Mike Kerr, CEO
Jittisak Tamprasert – Director, Tour Operations
Htwe Hla Han, Senior Director – Tour Development
Eric Lynge, Executive Advisor
Chuah Choo Chiang, Director - Media
John Chung, Director - Finance
Putri Nadiah, Senior Manager, Administration
Kala Ramanathan, Senior Manager, Membership

Asian Tour Offices           Asian Tour Headquarters

Golden Agri Plaza
108 Pasir Panjang Road, #03-06
Singapore 118535
Tel: (65) 6720 8990
Fax: (65) 6720 8997

Asian Tour Operations Office

Level 1.01A, Wisma Goodyear
Block B, Kelana Centre Point
No. 3 Jalan SS7/19, Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: (60) 3 7880 3714/3715
Fax: (60) 3 7880 1141
Website: www.asiantour.com

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