Barclays Singapore Open Championship


The Singapore Open is a golf tournament in Singapore that has been sanctioned by the Asian Tour from that tour's inception in 1995 and by the European Tour since 2009. 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 2010, the purse was US$6,000,000.

The debate on the creation of a fifth Major to join the Masters, US Open, British Open and PGA Championship was re-ignited recently by world number two Lee Westwood who said the tournament should be held in Asia-Pacific.

Tournament Info.
Location: Singapore
Established: 1961
Course(s): Sentosa Golf Club
Par: 71
Length: 7,300 yards (6,700 m)
Tour(s): Asian Tour / European Tour
Format: Stroke play
Prize fund: US$6,000,000
Month played: November

2014 Schedule


2012 Barclays Singapore Open Results

Pos Player Country Rounds Total
1 MANASSERO Matteo ITA 70 / 68 / 64 / 69 271
2 OOSTHUIZEN Louis RSA 70 / 69 / 65 / 67 271
3 MCILROY Rory NIR 70 / 70 / 69 / 65? 274
4 BJ?RN Thomas DEN 66 / 67 / 74 / 68 275
T5 MOLINARI Francesco ITA 69 / 67 / 72 / 68 276


2012 Matteo Manassero Italy
2011 Gonzalo Fern?ndez-Casta?o Spain
2010 Adam Scott Australia
2009 Ian Poulter? England
2008 Jeev Milkha Singh India
2007 ?ngel Cabrera Argentina
2006 Adam Scott Australia
2005 Adam Scott Australia
2001 Thaworn Wiratchant Thailand

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