2001 Taiwan Open: Pitts last man standing
Asian Tour - Professional Golf in Asia
by simon
1y ago
American Andrew Pitts was one of the dominant players on the Asian Tour in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and recorded a memorable maiden win in the 2001 Acer Taiwan ‒ achieved on September 1, today!! We spoke to Pitts this week about that triumph, which meant so much to him and was achieved in extraordinary circumstances. There was nothing straightforward about Andrew Pitts’ exceptional win in the Acer Taiwan Open ‒ accomplished on this day, 20 years ago. An impressive performer on the Asian Tour since arriving on the scene in 1996, he was regularly in contention and reached two sudden-death ..read more
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Tour mourns passing of Patron
Asian Tour - Professional Golf in Asia
by simon
1y ago
The Asian Tour lost one of its most enthusiastic and popular supporters at the weekend ‒ following the passing of Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid. As Patron of the Tour and through his work as Chairman of the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) he was able to help elevate the profile of professional golf at development and elite level; nationally and internationally. And, while he became the Tour’s patron in 2016, his influence started long before. Largely credited for playing an instrumental role towards the successful launch and staging of the EurAsia Cup ‒ the Ryder Cup-style match between Asia ..read more
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Scott Vincent breaks through in Japan
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by simon
1y ago
Asian Tour member Scott Vincent of Zimbabwe savoured a breakthrough victory on the Japan Golf Tour after completing a wire-to-wire triumph at the Sansan KBC Augusta ‒ winning by one shot over local favourite Ryo Ishikawa on Sunday. Vincent, who finished as the leading Asian Tour player at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this month, had his wife, Kelsey, on the bag for him again at the Keya Golf Club ‒ where they won the Landic Challenge 7 tournament together on the Abema TV Tour in 2019. The 29-year-old Zimbabwean closed with a bogey-free four-under-par 68 and a winning total of 17-under-par 271 to ..read more
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Tee Time Saver at your service
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by simon
1y ago
The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the golf industry to abruptly hit the pause button, but many are braced and ready for the better days that are, hopefully, not too far away. We spoke to Tom Hutton, CEO & Founder of Tee Time Saver ‒ the official booking partner for Asian Tour Destinations ‒ who is a young entrepreneur with no doubts about where his company is heading. Asian Tour Destinations is home to a growing number of the region’s elite and premier golfing venues, but it also boasts some key partners who are playing an important role in its emerging ecosystem. This is certainly the ..read more
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Abdul Hadi goes back to back
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by simon
1y ago
Singapore’s Abdul Hadi recorded the first back-to-back victory on the Singapore Pro Series Invitational Presented by FTAG today when he claimed the seventh and penultimate leg of the season in convincing fashion at Sentosa Golf Club. The former national squad member won by three shots on the Serapong Course in the 36-hole mixed tournament, having triumphed by five strokes on the same course two weeks ago. He carded his second successive three-under-par 68 for a six under total, finishing ahead of second-placed Mardan Mamat from Singapore ‒ who also came in with a 68. “I played well today; I wa ..read more
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Veerman and Higa triumph
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by simon
1y ago
American Johannes Veerman and Kazuki Higa from Japan flew the Asian Tour flag with distinction at the weekend winning on the European Tour and Japan Golf Tour Organisation respectively. Veerman, an impressive performer on the Asian Tour since 2016, recorded his first victory in Europe when he won the D+D Real Czech Masters ‒ played at the Albatross Golf Resort. And fellow Asian Tour member Kazuki Higa registered his second success in Japan by claiming the Shigeo Nagashima Invitational Sega Sammy Cup. Veerman prevailed after a thrilling final round battle with playing partners Tapio Pulkkanen f ..read more
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Arjun Atwal: Wyndham Remembered
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by simon
1y ago
On this day in 2010 a certain Indian golfer became the first from his nation to win on the PGA Tour. Here is the story of how Arjun Atwal bravely prevailed at the Wyndham Championship. Arjun Atwal has achieved many things during his history-making career. He is the first from the sub-continent to: win a European Tour event ‒ achieved at the 2002 Caltex Singapore Masters; earn over US$1 million in career earnings on the Asian Tour, in 2003; and taste victory on the Korn Ferry Tour, when he lifted the 2008 Chattanooga Classic trophy. The list of honours goes on and on: he was the 2003 Asian Tour ..read more
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Siddikur Rahman on US break
Asian Tour - Professional Golf in Asia
by simon
1y ago
Bangladesh’s golfing talisman Siddikur Rahman has temporarily upped sticks and based himself in the United States so that he can play and practice more ‒ plus, he is also considering entering next month’s Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School. The two-time Asian Tour winner and his wife, Samaun Anjum Auroni ‒ also a professional golfer ‒ are living in Dallas, Texas, where they have some Bangladeshi friends. “I came for a few weeks, but I don’t know how long ‒ just until things improve back home,” said the 36 year old. “I am here because in Bangladesh there have been long, long lockdowns, almost 80 ..read more
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Angkor Golf Resort joins the club
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by simon
1y ago
The award-winning Angkor Golf Resort ‒ which sits at the doorstep of the famous Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia ‒ is the latest high-profile golfing venue to become part of Asian Tour Destinations. The popular resort, which boasts a Sir Nick Faldo-designed 18-hole layout, becomes the ninth golf club to join Asian Tour Destinations ‒ which was launched in 2020 to set up an affiliate network of premier golfing properties in the region that have direct ties with the Asian Tour. “We are truly proud to be part of the Asian Tour Destinations program,” said David Baron, General Manager, Angk ..read more
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Abdul Hadi records runaway victory
Asian Tour - Professional Golf in Asia
by simon
1y ago
Singapore’s Abdul Hadi made it a memorable first win on the Singapore Pro Series Invitational Presented by FTAG today when he stormed to a commanding five-shot victory in the circuit’s sixth leg. The 26 year old completed an eye-catching performance by adding a second and final round four-under-par 67 to his opening day 69 for a tournament total of six, on the demanding Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club. His compatriot Koh Dengshan took sole possession of second place after coming in with a 69, while Singapore’s Jesse Yap shot 71 to finish third ‒ a shot further back. Singapore’s all-time g ..read more
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