Volvo Masters of Asia

The Volvo Masters of Asia was the final event of the season on golf's Asian Tour until 2008.

It was first played in 2002 and the field was originally restricted to the top 60 players on the Asian Tour's Order of Merit, increasing to 65 in the final year.

In 2006 the prize fund went up to US$650,000 and in 2007 and 2008 to US$750,000. Even though it is not close to being the richest tournament on the Asian Tour, the Volvo Masters of Asia was the tour's designated "Premier Event" for Official World Golf Ranking purposes, with a minimum winner's point allocation set at 20, regardless of the strength of the field. The winner also won a Waterford crystal vase.

Tournament hostsEdit

  • 2002, 2004 Kota Permai Golf and Country Club in Malaysia
  • 2003 Bangkok Golf Club in Thailand
  • 2005-2008 Thai Country Club in Thailand


Year Winner Country Score
2008 Lam Chih Bing   Singapore −14
2007 Prayad Marksaeng   Thailand −13
2006 Thongchai Jaidee (2)   Thailand −11
2005 Shiv Kapur   India −20
2004 Jyoti Randhawa po   India
2003 Thongchai Jaidee   Thailand
2002 Kevin Na   South Korea

Rhandawa won in 2004 after a sudden death play-off against Terry Pilkadaris from Australia. He made a 15ft birdie putt on the second extra hole.

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