The Championship at Laguna National
|Course(s)||Laguna National Golf & CC|
|Length||7,207 yards (6,590 m)|
Korean Tour (2008–13)
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||264 Graeme McDowell (2008)
264 Jeev Milkha Singh (2008)
|To par||−24 (as above)|
The Championship at Laguna National, previously known as Ballantine's Championship, is a European Tour golf tournament which was played for the first time from 13 to 16 March 2008 at Pinx Golf Club on the island of Jeju in South Korea. It was the first European Tour event to be staged in Korea.
From 2008 to 2010, the tournament was played at Pinx Golf Club. From 2011 to 2013, the tournament was played at Blackstone Golf Club. In 2014, the event has moved to Laguna National Golf & CC in Singapore.
The tournament was announced in July 2007 by the European Tour in partnership with the Korean PGA, marking a continuation of the European Tour's expansion into Asia. The Asian Tour, which had not been offered the co-sanctioning rights to which it felt it was entitled, responded by calling the event an "invasive" action that "colonised" Asia in "blatant disregard" of the "principles of the International Federation of PGA Tours", but six months later it agreed terms to co-sanction the event. The prize fund in the first year was €2 million (circa US$2.9 million).
|The Championship at Laguna National|
|2014||Felipe Aguilar||Chile||266 (−22)|
|2013||Brett Rumford||Australia||277 (−11)PO|
|2012||Bernd Wiesberger||Austria||270 (−18)|
|2011||Lee Westwood||England||276 (−12)|
|2010||Marcus Fraser||Australia||204 (−12)*|
|2009||Thongchai Jaidee||Thailand||284 (−4)PO|
|2008||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||264 (−24)PO|
*Shortened to 54 holes due to bad weather.
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