Hong Kong: The 1999 Johnnie Walker Classic will be tri-sanctioned for the first time in its nine-year history by the European, Australasian and Asian PGA Tours. The tournament will feature 60 European and 60 Australasian Tour players with the remaining 42 competitors in the starting field of 162 comprising 32 Asian PGA Tour players and 10 sponsor invitees. The Johnnie Walker Classic will be staged from November 10-14, 1999. The venue has yet to be decided. Past winners of the event include some of the game's biggest names, including 1997 US Masters champion and world number one Tiger Woods, 1997 US Open champion Ernie Els and six-time Major winner Nick Faldo.