2007 Asian Tour

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The 2007 Asian Tour was the 13th 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$27 million and Liang Wen-Chong became the first golfer from mainland China to top the Order of Merit.

Tournament results[edit]

The table below shows the 2007 schedule. It includes one special event which does not count towards the money list (the HSBC Champions).

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.

Dates Tournament Country Prize
fund (US$)
Winner OWGR
pts
Notes
Jan 18-21 Pakistan Open Pakistan 300,000 Malaysia Airil Rizman (1) 14
Jan 25-28 Commercialbank Qatar Masters Qatar 2,200,000 South Africa Retief Goosen (n/a) 48 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Feb 1-4 Philippine Open Philippines 300,000 Philippines Frankie Miñoza (1) 14
Feb 8-11 Maybank Malaysian Open Malaysia 1,290,000 Sweden Peter Hedblom (n/a) 26 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Feb 15-18 Enjoy Jakarta Astro Indonesia Open Indonesia 1,000,000 Finland Mikko Ilonen (n/a) 20 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Mar 1-4 Johnnie Walker Classic Thailand 2,440,000 South Africa Anton Haig (2) 40 Co-sanctioned by the European
and Australasian tours
Mar 8-11 Clariden Leu Singapore Masters Singapore 1,100,000 China Liang Wen-Chong (1) 30 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Mar 15-18 TCL Classic China 1,000,000 Thailand Chapchai Nirat (1) 20 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Mar 22-25 Motorola International Bintan Indonesia 350,000 United States Jason Knutzon (2) 14 New tournament
Apr 12-15 Volvo China Open China 2,000,000 Austria Markus Brier (n/a) 20 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Apr 19-22 BMW Asian Open China 2,300,000 France Raphaël Jacquelin (n/a) 32 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Apr 26-29 Pine Valley Beijing Open China 500,000 India Gaurav Ghei (3) 14 New tournament
May 3-6 GS Caltex Maekyung Open South Korea 600,000 South Korea Kim Kyung-tae (1) 14
May 17-20 Macau Open Macau 300,000 Taiwan Lu Wen-teh (3) 14
May 24-27 SK Telecom Open South Korea 600,000 South Korea Bae Sang-moon (1) 14
June 7-10 Bangkok Airways Open Thailand 300,000 South Korea Lee Sung (1) 14 New tournament
Aug 23-26 Iskandar Johor Open Malaysia 300,000 Philippines Artemio Murakami (1) 14 New tournament
Aug 30 - Sep 2 Brunei Open Brunei 500,000 Taiwan Lin Wen-tang (2) 14
Sep 13-16 Midea China Classic China 400,000 Thailand Thaworn Wiratchant (9) 14 New tournament
Sep 20-23 Mercuries Taiwan Masters Taiwan 500,000 Taiwan Lu Wen-teh (4) 14
Oct 4-7 Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open South Korea 1,000,000 Fiji Vijay Singh (n/a) 14
Oct 11-14 Hero Honda Indian Open India 500,000 India Jyoti Randhawa (7) 14
Oct 25-28 Pertamina Indonesia President Invitational Indonesia 500,000 Philippines Juvic Pagunsan (1) 14 New tournament
Nov 1-4 Barclays Singapore Open Singapore 4,000,000 Argentina Ángel Cabrera (n/a) 40 Richest sole-sanctioned event
Nov 8-11 HSBC Champions China (5,000,000) United States Phil Mickelson (n/a) 52 Co-sanctioned by the European,
Australasian and Sunshine tours
Nov 15-18 UBS Hong Kong Open Hong Kong, China 2,000,000 Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez (n/a) 36 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Nov 22-25 Hana Bank Vietnam Masters Vietnam 500,000 Thailand Chapchai Nirat (2) 14 New tournament
Nov 29 - 2 Dec Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open Cambodia 300,000 United States Bryan Saltus (1) 14 New tournament
Dec 6-9 Volvo Masters of Asia Thailand 750,000 Thailand Prayad Marksaeng (6) 20 Limited to top 60 on the Order of Merit

Source: [1]

Leading money winners[edit]

Rank Player Country Earnings (US$)
1 Liang Wen-chong  China 532,590
2 Chapchai Nirat  Thailand 442,325
3 Anton Haig  South Africa 427,685
4 Scott Hend  Australia 363,109
5 Prayad Marksaeng  Thailand 348,623
6 Simon Yates  Scotland 330,808
7 Prom Meesawat  Thailand 311,308
8 Thongchai Jaidee  Thailand 278,896
9 Lu Wen-teh  Taiwan 265,909
10 Gaurav Ghei  India 261,057

There is a complete list on the official site here.

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