Singapore Open to Continue after Five Year Extension
By Community | November 8, 2012
The future of the world-renowned Singapore Open has been guaranteed for another five years after a landmark agreement between the Singapore Golf Association (SGA) and tournament promoters World Sport Group (WSG).
Since the rebirth of the event in 2005, the Singapore Open has grown into one of the most popular and prestigious events in Asia with prize money rising from US$2 million to US$6 million.
It’s the richest national Open in the region and is regarded by many of the world’s leading players as “Asia’s Major”.
SGA President Bob Tan and Chris Jordan, Senior Vice President – Golf of WSG, signed a contract on Thursday to secure the event from 2013-2017.
“We are pleased to have signed a new agreement with World Sport Group and are confident that the tournament is in very safe hands,” said Tan.
“The Singapore Open is a national treasure and one we are very proud of. Since 2005, the tournament has put Sentosa Golf Club on the golfing map with winners of the calibre of Adam Scott and Ian Poulter and the SGA is confident that it will grow further in stature and importance in the next five years.”
Jordan said the Singapore Open was set for an exciting future with the strengthened alliance.
“We are delighted to have renewed our partnership with the Singapore Golf Association to continue staging the Singapore Open,” said Jordan.
“World Sport Group, together with the SGA, remain committed to ensuring that the Singapore Open remains a key fixture on the international golfing calendar and that it continues to attract many of the world’s best golfers.
“In just eight years, the Singapore Open has grown to become Asia’s most prominent national Open and one of the world’s most prestigious golf events. Although many have contributed to the event’s success, special thanks must go to Barclays for the role they have played in helping the Singapore Open become the world-class competition it is today.”