DP World Tour, an European golf league, has announced that it would have its first-ever event in Singapore in 2023 since 2014. The Singapore Classic would begin on February 9, 2023, at Laguna National Golf Resort Club, the site of the Singapore Masters from 2002 to 2007.
A baseline prize fund of US$2 million is guaranteed as part of the three-year deal with the performance space.
Keith Pelley, DP World Tour Chief Executive, stated, “The DP World Tour is thrilled to be returning to Singapore and Laguna National Golf Resort Club for the Singapore Classic next year.
“Singapore was a popular tour stop for many years, hosting events such as the Johnnie Walker Classic, Singapore Masters, Singapore Open, and our last event, the Championship at Laguna National. Laguna National has proved to be a wonderful host venue on many occasions and we thank its chairman Peter Kwee, and his team, for welcoming the DP World Tour once again.
“Asia continues to be an important region for the DP World Tour and we look forward to announcing further exciting events there in due course.”
Laguna National’s Chairman, Peter Kwee, added, “We have a long history of hosting DP World Tour championship golf at Laguna National. We’re excited to once more welcome many of the world’s best players to our club.
“The Singapore Masters proved to be a resounding success with so many memorable highlights, including the victories of Colin Montgomerie and Nick Dougherty, the ground-breaking successes of China’s Zhang Lianwei and Liang Wenchong and our very own Mardan Mamat, whose triumph in 2006 remains one of the proudest moments in Singapore’s golfing history
“Now, we’re looking forward to building a new championship legacy with the Singapore Classic, which will showcase our fabulous Classic Course to a worldwide audience.”