Singapore Open returns with increased earnings

After a hiatus in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore’s first men’s championship will be the final event of the 2020/21 season of the Asian Tour. The tournament, sanctioned jointly by the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour Organization, will decide who will be crowned the winner of the Asian Tour Order of Merit.

Says Ross Tan, President of the Singapore Golf Association: “The SMBC Singapore Open has always been a highlight of the local sporting calendar, and the organizers have worked with the relevant authorities to create a truly unparalleled experience in the circumstances and in the manner. as secure as possible. . We look forward to welcoming players back to Singapore and are confident to host another successful SMBC Singapore Open. “

Hailed as the best golf course on the tour of 2019, Andy Johnston – General Manager and Agronomist, Sentosa Golf Club said: “We are very happy to welcome and welcome players back to the island. of Sentosa and the Sentosa Golf Club for SMBC Singapore. Open. Since the last time we hosted the tournament, we’ve made a lot of improvements to Serapong and we can’t wait for players to experience and enjoy the changes we’ve made.

Public health and safety remains the top priority during the event and the organizers, SPORTFIVE, have worked closely with the relevant authorities to ensure that all protocols will be followed.

“The tournament has always been popular with players and fans alike, and we believe event planners and partners are working hard to put together a high quality event that is safe for everyone involved.” – Cho Minn Thant.

All players and officials will follow strict protocols, including pre-departure testing and testing upon arrival. Working closely with the Sentosa Golf Club and Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore, SPORTFIVE will ensure the highest level of preparation.

All personnel on site will also undergo all necessary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all parties. Spectators are unlikely to be allowed, but limited hospitality is expected. More details will be shared later.

Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour, said: “We are very happy that the SMBC Singapore Open returns in 2022. The tournament has always been popular among players and fans, and we are confident that the organizers of events and partners are working hard. to organize a high quality event that is safe for all participants.

Isao Aoki, President of the Japan Golf Tour Organization, said: “The SMBC Singapore Open 2020 was the opening event of the Japan Golf Tour Organization 2020. We are delighted to start our year in Singapore again in 2022 and resume the Tour in style. We appreciate the efforts of the tournament organizers to ensure the safe return of professional golf to Singapore and look forward to seeing some of the world’s best golfers in action at Sentosa Golf Club.

Singapore’s flagship golf tournament has a long history and has always attracted some of the biggest names in golf since its inaugural edition in 1961. The stars who have competed here most recently then include world number 1 Jordan Spieth in 2016 and the 2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia – who won the 2018 title. Updates on who will feature in the 2022 event will be shared soon.

The 2020 edition of the SMBC Singapore Open took place from January 16 to 19 on the Serapong course at Sentosa Golf Club. Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medalist Matt Kuchar made a stunning comeback in the final round to win the tournament with a total of 18 under par, turning the tables on gold medalist Justin Rose, who finished second, three shots behind at 15 under par.

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