Asian Tour schedule
Asian Tour concluded for the 2017 season at the Indonesian Masters which was triumphed by Justin Rose who surely had a solid year, where he was awarded the OBE by the Queen, nominated as the host for the 2018 British Masters at Walton Heath, was the runner-up for the coveted Race to the Dubai Rankings finally losing it to Tommy Fleetwood.
2018 too promises to be an exciting year for the Asian Tour where January will be filled with the Qualifying School Events, and two professional golf tournaments to start the year.
Events to be hosted in January are:
- SMBC Singapore Open – Jan 19 – Jan 22
- Leopalace21 Myanmar Open – Jan 26 – Jan 29
SMBC Singapore Open
SMBC Singapore Open is an annual professional golf tournament on the Asian Tour started in 1961 and sanctioned by the Asian Tour since 1996.
The event was co-sanctioned with the European Tour from 2009 to 2012, and with the Japan Golf Tour since 2016. Prior to being an Asian Tour event, it had been on the Australasian Tour from 1993 to 1995.
It was founded in 1961 and was staged annually until 2001 when it was won by Thaworn Wiratchant. It was then canceled for lack of sponsorship. Other winners in the years leading up to this included American Shaun Micheel in 1998, who went on to win the 2003 PGA Championship.
The event was won by Prayad Marksaeng in 2017 after defeating Phachara Khongwatmai, Jbe Kruger, Juvic Pagunsan, and Song Young-han by a stroke at Sentosa Golf Club. In 2018 the event is scheduled for Jan 19 – Jan 22, for a prize fund of $1,000,000.
Leopalace21 Myanmar Open
The Myanmar Open is a professional golf tournament on the Asian Tour, founded in 1996, and was played every year until 2005 and returned to the Asian Tour again in 2010, took a year gap in 2011 and returned again in 2012, 2013, and was not played again in 2014 and 2015.
The event returned in 2016 and got co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour and the Asian Tour.
The event holds a prize fund of US$750,000 and is played at the Pun Hlaing Golf Club, Todd Sinnott won it in 2017 after defeating Spanish Carlos Pigem by 3-strokes.