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The 2005 Asian Tour was the 11th season of the modern Asian Tour, the main men's professional golf tour in Asia excluding Japan, since it was established in 1995. Thaworn Wiratchant won the Order of Merit, becoming the first player to pass $500,000 earnings in a season.

Tournament resultsEdit

The number in brackets after each winner's name is the number of Asian Tour events he had won up to and including that tournament. This information is only shown for Asian Tour members.

Dates Tournament Prize
fund (US$)
Winner OWGR
pts
Notes
Dec 16-19 Asia Japan Okinawa Open 830,000   Kiyoshi Miyazato (n/a) 24 Co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour
Jan 27-30 Caltex Masters 1,000,000   Nick Dougherty (n/a) 30 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Feb 17-20 Carlsberg Malaysian Open 1,210,000   Thongchai Jaidee (7) 26 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Feb 24-27 Myanmar Open 200,000   Scott Strange (1) 8
Mar 3-6 Thai Airways International Thailand Open 500,000   Richard Lee (1) 6
Mar 10-13 Qatar Masters 1,500,000   Ernie Els (n/a) 26 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Mar 17-20 TCL Classic 1,000,000   Paul Casey (n/a) 20 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Mar 24-27 Enjoy Jakarta Standard Chartered Indonesia Open 1,000,000   Thaworn Wiratchant (5) 16 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Apr 15-17 Visa Dynasty Cup n/a Asia n/a Team event
Apr 21-24 Johnnie Walker Classic 2,300,000   Adam Scott (n/a) 46 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
and PGA Tour of Australasia
Apr 28 - May 1 BMW Asian Open 1,500,000   Ernie Els (n/a) 38 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
May 5–8 SK Telecom Open 500,000   Choi Kyung-Ju (3) 14
May 12–15 Macau Open 275,000   Wang Ter-chang (3) 10
May 19–22 Philippine Open 200,000   Adam Le Vesconte (1) 6
May 26–29 KT&G Maekyung Open 500,000   Choi Sang-ho (1) 6 Oldest winner in tour history (50 years 145 days)
June 23–26 Brunei Open 300,000   Terry Pilkadaris (3) 6
Sep 1-4 Volkswagen Masters-China 300,000   Retief Goosen (n/a) 20
Sep 8-11 Singapore Open 2,000,000   Adam Scott (n/a) 22 Richest sole-sanctioned event
Sep 15-18 Taiwan Open 300,000   Thaworn Wiratchant (6) 6
Sep 22-25 Mercuries Taiwan Masters 400,000   Lu Wei-chih (1) 6
Sep 29 - Oct 2 Crowne Plaza Open 200,000   Prayad Marksaeng (5) 6
Oct 13-16 Bangkok Airways Open 200,000   Lu Wen-teh (2) 6
Oct 27-30 Hero Honda Indian Open 300,000   Thaworn Wiratchant (7) 8
Nov 3-6 Double A International Open 300,000   Chinnarat Phadungsil (am) (1) 6
Nov 10-13 HSBC Champions Tournament 5,000,000   David Howell (n/a) 48 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour, Sunshine Tour
and PGA Tour of Australasia
Nov 17-20 Carlsberg Masters Vietnam 200,000   Thaworn Wiratchant (8) 6
Nov 24-27 Volvo China Open (1,300,000)   Paul Casey (n/a) 18 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Dec 1-4 UBS Hong Kong Open 1,200,000   Colin Montgomerie (n/a) 28 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Dec 8-11 Volvo Masters of Asia 600,000   Shiv Kapur (1) 20 Limited to top 60 on Order of Merit

Source: [1]

Leading money winnersEdit

Rank Player Country Earnings (US$)
1 Thaworn Wiratchant   Thailand 510,122
2 Thongchai Jaidee   Thailand 454,335
3 Jyoti Randhawa   India 329,835
4 Shiv Kapur   India 242,101
5 Terry Pilkadaris   Australia 234,969
6 Andrew Buckle   Australia 222,163
7 Chawalit Plaphol   Thailand 204,968
8 James Kingston   South Africa 202,812
9 Marcus Both   Australia 196,607
10 Ted Oh   South Korea 176,658

There is a complete list on the official site here.

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