Singapore Open

Despite huge growth, Asian golf has problems

Yani Tseng of Taiwan hits a shot from a bunker of the 1st hole during the third round of LPGA Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya in 2011. Photo: AP

Rapid growth has made Asia the big new destination for world golf but there’s an unmistakable sense of gloom as long-standing events face an uncertain future and local talent stalls.

Wednesday, 19 December, 2012, 12:50pm

Teen Manassero wins dramatic Singapore Open play-off

Matteo Manassero of Italy, 19, is the youngest champion in the Singapore Open’s 51-year history. Photo: AFP

Italian teenager Matteo Manassero holed a 12-foot eagle putt on the third play-off hole to claim a dramatic victory over South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen at the Barclays Singapore Open on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Manassero races clear as Singapore Open catches up

Matteo Manassero makes the most of perfect conditions at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. Photo: Xinhua

Italian teenager Matteo Manassero made the most of perfect conditions at the Sentosa Golf Club to race two shots clear of the field at the Singapore Open after the completion of the delayed third round on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Thomas Bjorn in two-stroke lead as rain eases at Singapore Open

Rory McIlroy hits out of bunker on the first hole during the third round of the Barclays Singapore Open golf tournament.

World number one Rory McIlroy made a late charge up the leaderboard, but still trailed Denmark's Thomas Bjorn by five shots after a marathon day three at the Barclays Singapore Open yesterday.

11 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Sport Digest, November 10, 2012

Rory McIlroy takes a drink break before the storms hit. Photo: AP

Brothers to battle at canoe championships

10 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

Wang's victory ensures Hong Kong enjoy a presence in Open final

Home favourite Wang Chen produced her best result since her disappointing Olympic Games campaign to reach the semi-finals of the Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open last night.

29 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Through the Years

1959 Lu Liang-huan (Taiwan)

1960 Peter Thomson (Australia)

1961 Kel Nagle (Australia)

1962 Len Woodward (Australia)

1963 Hsieh Yung-yo (Taiwan)

1964 Hsieh Yung-yo (Taiwan)

1965 Peter Thomson (Australia)

1966 Frank Phillips (Australia)

1967 Peter Thomson (Australia)

20 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Zhang plans to drive away the drought

Chinese stalwart Zhang Lianwei is counting on a new driver to end his title drought in the Crowne Plaza Open, which begins today.

The 40-year-old Zhang is teeing up at the Grand Epoch City Golf Club near the capital and hopes the club will do the trick.

29 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Thaworn cuts through pack

Thai stalwart Thaworn Wiratchant stormed from three shots back to win the US$300,000 Taiwan Open yesterday, his second title of the season.

The 38-year-old Thaworn fired a superb eight-under-par 64 in the final round at Chang Gung Golf Club to lift the title by one stroke from compatriot Chapchai Nirat, who closed with a 67.

19 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Scott on a 'major' mission

World number seven Adam Scott has his sights firmly on the US$2 million Singapore Open which begins at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong course today. Fresh from a two-week break in Brisbane, the 25-year-old Australian hopes to add the Singapore Open title, which he described as 'almost a major of Asia', to his resume.

8 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Open's return boost for players

Asian Tour stars have praised the return of the Singapore Open after a three-year break, saying the US$2 million championship will set a new standard in the region.

7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Asian Tour proves to be a survivor

While other golf circuits may offer more money and glamour, there may not be another Tour in the world that is more adventurous and exotic than and, in many cases, as turbulent as the Asian PGA Tour.

The fact that the circuit has survived for nine years is testament to the perseverance of the Tour's organisers, the Asian PGA and the World Sport Group.

4 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Lu leads

Singapore: Taiwan's Lu Chien-soon took a one-shot halfway lead in his bid for a Singapore Open hat-trick yesterday.

Lu, winner in 1983 and 1989, moved into contention by adding a six-under-par 66 to his opening 68 on the SAFRA Resort and Country Club course.

22 Aug 1998 - 12:00am