Singapore Open (golf)
The Singapore Open is a golf tournament in Singapore that has been sanctioned by the Asian Tour from that tour's second season, 1996. The event was co-sanctioned with the European Tour from 2009 to 2012, and with the Japan Golf Tour since 2016. Prior to being an Asian Tour event it had been on the Australasian Tour from 1993 to 1995.
|Course(s)||Sentosa Golf Club|
|Length||7,372 yards (6,741 m)|
|Tour(s)||Asian Tour (since 1996)|
European Tour (2009–2012)
Japan Golf Tour (since 2016)
It was founded in 1961 and was staged annually until 2001, when it was won by Thaworn Wiratchant. It was then cancelled for lack of sponsorship. Other winners in the years leading up to this included American Shaun Micheel in 1998, who went on to win the 2003 PGA Championship.
The Singapore Golf Association initially hoped to revive the event after skipping only one year, but the tournament was not resuscitated 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 and the event's future was unclear.
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.
In 2017, the event was added as part of the Open Qualifying Series, giving up to four non-exempt players entry into The Open Championship.
- Asian and Japan Golf Tour event (2016–)
|SMBC Singapore Open|
|2019||Jazz Janewattananond||Thailand||266||−18||2 strokes|| Paul Casey|
|2018||Sergio García||Spain||270||−14||5 strokes|| Satoshi Kodaira|
|2017||Prayad Marksaeng||Thailand||275||−9||1 stroke|| Phachara Khongwatmai|
|2016||Song Young-han||South Korea||272||−12||1 stroke||Jordan Spieth|
- 2013–15 No tournament
- Asian and European Tour event (2009–2012)
|Barclays Singapore Open|
|2012||Matteo Manassero||Italy||271||−13||Playoff||Louis Oosthuizen|
|2011*||Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño||Spain||199*||−14||Playoff||Juvic Pagunsan|
|2010||Adam Scott (3)||Australia||267||−17||3 strokes||Anders Hansen|
|2009||Ian Poulter||England||274||−10||1 stroke||Liang Wen-Chong|
* 2011 tournament shortened to 54 holes due to weather
- Asian Tour event (2005–2008)
|Barclays Singapore Open|
|2008||Jeev Milkha Singh||India||277||−7||1 stroke|| Pádraig Harrington|
|2007||Ángel Cabrera||Argentina||276||−8||1 stroke||Vijay Singh|
|2006||Adam Scott (2)||Australia||205*||−8||Playoff||Ernie Els|
|2005||Adam Scott||Australia||271||−13||7 strokes||Lee Westwood|
* 2006 tournament was shortened to 54 holes Scott beat Els in a 3 hole playoff
- 2002–04 No tournament
- Asian Tour event (1996–2001)
- 2001 Thaworn Wiratchant – Thailand
- 2000 Jyoti Randhawa – India
- 1999 Kenny Druce – Australia
- 1998 Shaun Micheel – United States
- 1997 Zaw Moe – Myanmar
- 1996 John Kernohan – United States
- Australasian Tour event (1993–1995)
|Epson Singapore Open|
|1995||Steven Conran||Australia||Singapore Island CC||270||−14||3 strokes||Andrew Bonhomme|||
|1994||Kyi Hla Han||Myanmar||Tanah Merah CC||275||−13||1 stroke||Wayne Grady|||
|1993||Paul Moloney||Australia||Tanah Merah CC||276||−12||1 stroke||Richard Green|||
- Prior to Australasian Tour sanctioning
- 1992 Bill Israelson – United States
- 1991 Jack Kay, Jr. – Canada
- 1990 Antolin Fernando – Philippines
- 1989 Lu Chien-soon (2) – Taiwan
- 1988 Greg Bruckner – United States
- 1987 Peter Fowler – Australia
- 1986 Greg Turner – New Zealand
- 1985 Chen Tze-ming – Taiwan
- 1984 Tom Sieckmann – United States
- 1983 Lu Chien-soon – Taiwan
- 1982 Hsu Sheng-san – Taiwan
- 1981 Mya Aye – Myanmar
- 1980 Kurt Cox – United States
- 1979 Lu Hsi-chuen – Taiwan
- 1978 Terry Gale – Australia
- 1977 Hsu Chi-san – Taiwan
- 1976 Kesahiko Uchida – Japan
- 1975 Yutaka Suzuki – Japan
- 1974 Eleuterio Nival – Philippines
- 1973 Ben Arda (2) – Philippines
- 1972 Takaaki Kono – Japan
- 1971 Haruo Yasuda – Japan
- 1970 Hsieh Yung-yo (2) – Taiwan
- 1969 Tomio Kamada – Japan
- 1968 Hsieh Yung-yo – Taiwan
- 1967 Ben Arda – Philippines
- 1966 Ross Newdick – New Zealand
- 1965 Frank Phillips (2) – Australia
- 1964 Ted Ball – Australia
- 1963 Alan Brookes – South Africa
- 1962 Brian Wilkes – South Africa
- 1961 Frank Phillips – Australia
- Singapore Masters – a golf tournament which is co-sanctioned by the Asian and European Tours
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