Asian Tour announces first China event since 2008

Updated 2017-10-31 09:32:56 Shanghai Daily

The Asian Tour will sanction its first tournament in China for nine years in Xiamen, Fujian Province, next month, officials said yesterday.

The Asian Golf Championship will be the inaugural event under the Tour's strategic partnership signed with the China Golf Association in March. The agreement is significant because the Asian Tour had been largely shut out of the potential market since China joined forces with the rival OneAsia Tour in 2009. The tournament at Xiamen's Kaikou Golf Club from November 30 to December 3 will have a purse of 0,000 and feature both Asian Tour and China Tour professionals. "A new chapter for Asian golf is ready to be written," said Asian Tour CEO Josh Burack. China has long been hailed as an important future market for golf and has produced players such as Zhang Lianwei, Liang Wenchong, Wu Ashun and Li Haotong, who have all won on the European Tour.

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