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2008 Asian Tour

The 2008 Asian Tour was the 14th season of the modern Asian Tour, the main men's professional golf tour in Asia excluding Japan, since it was established in 1995. Prize money for the season exceeded US$43 million and Jeev Milkha Singh topped the Order of Merit for the second time with a record US$1,452,702.

Tournament results

The table below shows the 2008 schedule.

The number in brackets after each winner's name is the number of Asian Tour events he had won up to and including that tournament. This information is only shown for Asian Tour members.

Only 50% of the prize money from major championships and World Golf Championships are counted towards the Order of Merit, but are not shown below.

Dates Tournament Country Prize
fund (US$)
Winner OWGR
pts
Notes
Feb 7-10 Emaar-MGF Indian Masters India 2,500,000 Shiv Chowrasia (1) 26 New tournament, co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Feb 14-17 Enjoy Jakarta Astro Indonesia Open Indonesia 1,200,000 Felipe Aguilar (n/a) 20 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Feb 20-23 SAIL Open Golf Championship at Jaypee Greens India 400,000 Mark Brown (1) 14 New tournament
Feb 28- Mar 4 Johnnie Walker Classic India 2,500,000 Mark Brown (2) 38 Co-sanctioned by the European and Australasian tours
Mar 6-9 Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia 2,000,000 Arjun Atwal (7) 24 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Mar 13-16 Ballantine's Championship South Korea 2,900,000 Graeme McDowell (n/a) 28 New tournament, co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Mar 20-23 Asian Tour International Thailand 300,000 Lin Wen-tang (3) 14 New tournament
Apr 3-6 Philippine Open The Philippines 300,000 Angelo Que (2) 14
Apr 17-20 Volvo China Open China 2,000,000 Damien McGrane (n/a) 20 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Apr 24-27 BMW Asian Open China 2,300,000 Darren Clarke (n/a) 32 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
May 1-4 GS Caltex Maekyung Open South Korea 600,000 Hwang Inn-choon (1) 14
May 8-11 Pine Valley Beijing Open China 1,000,000 Hiroyuki Fujita (n/a) 16 Co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour
June 5-8 Bangkok Airways Open Thailand 300,000 Thaworn Wiratchant (10) 14
June 26-29 Singha Thailand PGA Championship Thailand 500,000 Mo Joong-kyung (2) 14 New tournament
Aug 6-9 Worldwide Selangor Masters Malaysia 310,000 Ben Leong (1) 14 New tournament
Aug 21-24 Brunei Open Brunei 300,000 Rick Kulacz (1) 14
Aug 28-31 Pertamina Indonesia President Invitational Indonesia 350,000 Scott Hend (1) 14
Sep 18-21 Mercuries Taiwan Masters Taiwan 500,000 Lu Wen-teh (5) 14
Sep 25-28 Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open Japan 1,850,000 Hideto Tanihara (n/a) 20 New tournament, co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour
Oct 2-5 Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open South Korea 1,000,000 Bae Sang-moon (2) 18
Oct 9-12 Hero Honda Indian Open India 1,000,000 Liang Wen-chong (2) 14
Oct 16-19 Midea China Classic China 500,000 Noh Seung-yul (1) 14
Oct 23-26 Macau Open Macau 500,000 David Gleeson (2) 14
Oct 30-Nov 2 Iskandar Johor Open Malaysia 500,000 Retief Goosen (n/a) 14
Nov 6-9 HSBC Champions China 5,000,000 Sergio García (n/a) 52 Co-sanctioned by the European, Australasian and Sunshine tours.
50% of prize money counts towards Order of Merit.
Nov 13-16 Barclays Singapore Open Singapore 5,000,000 Jeev Milkha Singh (6) 38 Richest sole-sanctioned event
Nov 20-23 UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong, China 2,250,000 Lin Wen-tang (4) 32 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Dec 4-7 Hana Bank Vietnam Masters Vietnam 500,000 Thongchai Jaidee (9) 14
Dec 11-14 Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open Cambodia 300,000 Thongchai Jaidee (10) 14
Dec 18-21 Volvo Masters of Asia Thailand 750,000 Lam Chih Bing (1) 20 Limited to top 65 on the Order of Merit

Source: [1]

Leading money winners

Rank Player Country Earnings (US$)
1 Jeev Milkha Singh  India 1,452,701.69
2 Lin Wen-tang  Taiwan 844,734.81
3 Mark Brown  New Zealand 778,037.94
4 Liang Wen-chong  China 521,428.24
5 David Gleeson  Australia 483,120.80
6 Shiv Chowrasia  India 482,293.06
7 Bae Sang-moon  South Korea 419,952.68
8 Thaworn Wiratchant  Thailand 404,555.27
9 Scott Strange  Australia 380,678.35
10 Noh Seung-yul  South Korea 345,823.92

There is a complete list on the official site here.

External links

  • The Asian Tour's official English language site
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