SINGAPORE OPEN – ‘ASIA’S MAJOR’
The national Open of Singapore will return in 2014 with more winners and world class action.
Details of this prestigious tournament, known as ‘Asia’s Major', will be announced when everything is in place and a new website will be launched.
The event has played a decisive role in putting golf in Asia on the world map.
In 2005 the event returned to the golfing calendar in spectacular fashion.
It burst back into life with a huge purse of US$2 million, a wealth of world class players and a global television audience.
Australian superstar Adam Scott took the title in 2005 and won again the following year.
Since then a list of marquee names have triumphed and the event quickly became Asia’s richest national Open.
Argentinean Angel Cabrera triumphed in 2007, India's Jeev Milkha Singh took top spot the following year while Ian Poulter from England won in 2009. Last year Italian Matteo Manassero tasted victory in a memorable sudden-death play-off against Louis Oosthuizen from South Africa.
An inspired Scott has won the event a record three times (2005, 2006 and 2010).
In 2010 the prize money had reached a stunning US$6 million with the winner earning a cheque for a mesmerizing US$1 million.
With a list of past champions that dates back to 1961, the Singapore Open is braced to return and another exciting chapter in its storied history.