Singapore Open (golf)
The Singapore Open is a golf tournament in Singapore that is part of the Asian Tour schedule. The event has been held at Sentosa Golf Club since 2005 and since 2017 has been part of the Open Qualifying Series, giving up to four non-exempt players entry into The Open Championship.
|Course(s)||Sentosa Golf Club|
|Length||7,372 yards (6,741 m)|
Japan Golf Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Asia Golf Circuit
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||266 Jazz Janewattananond (2019)|
Matt Kuchar (2020)
|To par||−18 as above|
The Singapore Open was founded in 1961 and was one of the tournaments on the first season of the Far East Circuit (later the Asia Golf Circuit) the following year. It remained part of the Asia circuit until 1993 when it became a fixture on the Australasian Tour. After just 3 seasons, it left the Australasian Tour to join the fledgling Asian Tour for that tour's second season in 1996. The event was also co-sanctioned with the European Tour from 2009 to 2012, and with the Japan Golf Tour since 2016.
The Singapore Open was founded in 1961 and was staged annually until 2001, when it was won by Thaworn Wiratchant. Other winners in the years leading up to this included American Shaun Micheel in 1998, who went on to win the 2003 PGA Championship.
In 2002 the event was cancelled because of lack of sponsorship. It was not revived until 2005, when sponsorship was secured from the Sentosa Leisure Group. The 2005 prize fund was $2 million, which made the Singapore Open by far the richest tournament exclusive to the Asian Tour that was not co-sanctioned by the European Tour, a status it retained until the European Tour first co-sanctioned the event in 2009. Asian Tour chief executive Louis Martin claimed when the revival of the tournament was announced, "Competing for a prize purse of two million US dollars will give our playing membership a huge boost and elevate the Asian Tour to a new level." The 2005 event was played in September.
The 2006 Singapore Open offered a purse of US$3 million with a winner's share of US$475,000. In May 2006 it was announced that Barclays Bank would sponsor the event for five years from 2006 and that the prize fund will be increased to US$4 million in 2007 and US$5 million in 2008. In 2011, the purse was US$6,000,000. The 2013 edition was cancelled due to lack of sponsorship.
After a three-year absence, the tournament returned in January 2016. The event is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour. It features Sumitomo Mitsui Bank as title sponsor and has a US$1 million purse.
|Year||Tour[a]||Winner||Score||To par||Margin of
|SMBC Singapore Open|
|2021||No tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic|||
|2020||ASA, JPN||Matt Kuchar||266||−18||3 strokes||Justin Rose||Sentosa|
|2019||ASA, JPN||Jazz Janewattananond||266||−18||2 strokes|| Paul Casey
|2018||ASA, JPN||Sergio García||270||−14||5 strokes|| Satoshi Kodaira
|2017||ASA, JPN||Prayad Marksaeng||275||−9||1 stroke|| Phachara Khongwatmai
|2016||ASA, JPN||Song Young-han||272||−12||1 stroke||Jordan Spieth||Sentosa|
|2013–2015: No tournament|
|Barclays Singapore Open|
|2012||ASA, EUR||Matteo Manassero||271||−13||Playoff||Louis Oosthuizen||Sentosa|
|2011||ASA, EUR||Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño||199[b]||−14||Playoff||Juvic Pagunsan||Sentosa|
|2010||ASA, EUR||Adam Scott (3)||267||−17||3 strokes||Anders Hansen||Sentosa|
|2009||ASA, EUR||Ian Poulter||274||−10||1 stroke||Liang Wenchong||Sentosa|
|2008||ASA||Jeev Milkha Singh||277||−7||1 stroke|| Pádraig Harrington
|2007||ASA||Ángel Cabrera||276||−8||1 stroke||Vijay Singh||Sentosa|
|2006||ASA||Adam Scott (2)||205[c]||−8||Playoff[d]||Ernie Els||Sentosa|
|2005||ASA||Adam Scott||271||−13||7 strokes||Lee Westwood||Sentosa|
|2002–2004: No tournament|
|Alcatel Singapore Open|
|2001||ASA||Thaworn Wiratchant||272||−16||1 stroke||Hsieh Yu-shu||Jurong|||
|2000||ASA||Jyoti Randhawa||268||−20||3 strokes||Hendrik Buhrmann||Singapore Island
|Nokia Singapore Open|
|1999||ASA||Kenny Druce||276||−12||Playoff||Desvonde Botes||Orchid|
|Ericsson Singapore Open|
|1998||ASA||Shaun Micheel||272||−16||2 strokes||Hendrik Buhrmann||Safra|
|SingTel Ericsson Singapore Open|
|1997||ASA||Zaw Moe||277||−11||3 strokes||Fran Quinn||Jurong|
|Canon Singapore Open|
|1996||ASA||John Kernohan||285||−3||1 stroke|| Darren Cole
|Epson Singapore Open|
|1995||ANZ||Steven Conran||270||−14||3 strokes||Andrew Bonhomme||Singapore Island|||
|1994||ANZ||Kyi Hla Han||275||−13||1 stroke||Wayne Grady||Tanah Merah|||
|1993||ANZ||Paul Moloney||276||−12||1 stroke||Richard Green||Tanah Merah|||
|1992||AGC||Bill Israelson||267||6 strokes||Frankie Miñoza||Singapore Island|||
|1991||AGC||Jack Kay Jr.||280||2 strokes||Wayne Riley||Tanah Merah|||
|1990||AGC||Antolin Fernando||273||Playoff||Frankie Miñoza||Singapore Island|
|1989||AGC||Lu Chien-soon (2)||282||1 stroke||Carlos Espinosa||Tanah Merah|||
|1988||AGC||Greg Bruckner||281||1 stroke||Chung Chun-hsing||Tanah Merah|||
|1987||AGC||Peter Fowler||274||Playoff|| Hsu Sheng-san
|1986||AGC||Greg Turner||271||4 strokes|| Tony Grimes
|1985||AGC||Chen Tze-ming||274||Playoff||Greg Turner||Singapore Island|||
|1984||AGC||Tom Sieckmann||274||2 strokes|| Terry Gale
Kyi Hla Han
|1983||AGC||Lu Chien-soon||279||Playoff||Bill Brask||Singapore Island|||
|1982||AGC||Hsu Sheng-san||274||5 strokes||Terry Gale||Singapore Island|||
|1981||AGC||Mya Aye||273||2 strokes||Lu Hsi-chuen||Singapore Island|||
|1980||AGC||Kurt Cox||276||1 stroke|| Mya Aye
|1979||AGC||Lu Hsi-chuen||280||Playoff||Hsu Sheng-san||Singapore Island|||
|1978||AGC||Terry Gale||278||1 stroke||Mya Aye||Singapore Island|||
|1977||AGC||Hsu Chi-san||277||1 stroke|| Ben Arda
|1976||AGC||Kesahiko Uchida||273||2 strokes||Ben Arda||Singapore Island|||
|1975||AGC||Yutaka Suzuki||284||1 stroke|| Hsieh Min-Nan
|1974||AGC||Eleuterio Nival||275||4 strokes||Hsieh Yung-yo||Singapore Island|||
|1973||AGC||Ben Arda (2)||284||Playoff||Norman Wood||Singapore Island|||
|1972||AGC||Takaaki Kono||279||4 strokes||Takashi Murakami||Singapore Island
|1971||AGC||Haruo Yasuda||277||2 strokes|| Takaaki Kono
|1970||AGC||Hsieh Yung-yo (2)||276||2 strokes|| David Graham
|1969||AGC||Tomio Kamata||278||Playoff|| David Graham
|1968||AGC||Hsieh Yung-yo||275||6 strokes|| Han Chang-sang
|1967||AGC||Ben Arda||282||Playoff||Hideyo Sugimoto||Singapore Island|||
|1966||AGC||Ross Newdick||284||Playoff|| Lu Liang-Huan
|1965||AGC||Frank Phillips (2)||279||2 strokes||Tadashi Kitta||Singapore Island|||
|1964||AGC||Ted Ball||291||1 stroke|| Eric Cremin
|1963||AGC||Alan Brookes||276||7 strokes||Tomoo Ishii||Royal Island|||
|1962||AGC||Brian Wilkes||283||2 strokes||Haruyoshi Kobari||Royal Singapore|||
|1961||AGC||Frank Phillips||275||8 strokes||Darrell Welch||Royal Island|||
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- Coverage on the Asian Tour's official site
- Coverage on the Japan Golf Tour's official site
- Coverage on the European Tour's official site (2009–2012)