January 21: OneAsia embarks on its eighth season this year boasting a strong backbone of lucrative tournaments across the region.
A total of nine events, each boasting over US$1 million in prizemoney, are planned for the year starting with the Volvo China Open at Topwin Golf & Country Club from April 28 to May 1.
Korea’s flagship events, the GS Caltex Maekyung Open, and the Kolon Korea Open once again make up the exciting North Asia swing.
Tournaments in China, Thailand, Indonesia and Fiji are also planned with details being finalised before the season comes to an end with the Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney Golf Club.
The season officially starts next month when the Qualifying School tees-off at Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club in Sabah, Malaysia, from March 1 to 4.
“OneAsia will once again offer a multi-million dollar circuit featuring many of the most prestigious events in our region,” said David Parkin, Director of Tour Operations, OneAsia.
“We boast a schedule that has huge potential to accomplish our mission of creating a Tour that will allow players from Asia-Pacific to go on to become world beaters.”
This year players will attempt to match Korean Moon Kyongjun’s majestic 2015 when he claimed the OneAsia Order of Merit title with earnings of US$224,953.
He marched to victory on home soil in the GS Caltex Maekyung Open.
OneAsia was founded in 2009 by the China Golf Association, the Korea Golf Tour, the Korea Golf Association and the PGA of Australia and is the first ever circuit in the region that covers the whole of the Asia-Pacific rim.
24th – 26th February, Volvo China Open, Huiyang Palm, International Qualifying
1st – 4th March, OneAsia Qualifying School,Sutera Harbour,Sabah, Malaysia.
7th – 10th April, *The Masters,Augusta National, Georgia, USA
28th April – 1st May, Volvo China Open**, Topwin G&CC, Beijing, China.
5th – 8th May, GS Caltex Maekyung Open, Nam Seoul G.C.
16th -19th June, *U.S.Open,Oakmont CC, USA
14th – 17th July, *The Open,Royal Troon, Scotland
28th – 31st July, *USPGA Championship, Baltusrol GC, USA.
11th – 14th August, The Olympics, Olympic GC, Brazil
8th – 11th September, Kolon Korea Open, Woojeong Hills GC
Date Tbc, Emirates Australian Open**, Royal Sydney, Australia
SK Telecom Open
China Team Challenge
* Major championships
** Co-sanctioned tournaments