2005 Asian Tour

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The 2005 Asian Tour was the 11th season of the modern Asian Tour, the main men's professional golf tour in Asia excluding Japan, since it was established in 1995. Thaworn Wiratchant won the Order of Merit, becoming the first player to pass $500,000 earnings in a season.

Tournament results[edit]

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 Prize
fund (US$)
Winner OWGR
pts
Notes
Dec 16-19 Asia Japan Okinawa Open 830,000 Japan Kiyoshi Miyazato (n/a) 24 Co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour
Jan 27-30 Caltex Masters 1,000,000 England Nick Dougherty (n/a) 30 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Feb 17-20 Carlsberg Malaysian Open 1,210,000 Thailand Thongchai Jaidee (7) 26 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Feb 24-27 Myanmar Open 200,000 Australia Scott Strange (1) 8
Mar 3-6 Thai Airways International Thailand Open 500,000 New Zealand Richard Lee (1) 6
Mar 10-13 Qatar Masters 1,500,000 South Africa Ernie Els (n/a) 26 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Mar 17-20 TCL Classic 1,000,000 England Paul Casey (n/a) 20 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Mar 24-27 Enjoy Jakarta Standard Chartered Indonesia Open 1,000,000 Thailand Thaworn Wiratchant (5) 16 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Apr 15-17 Visa Dynasty Cup n/a Asia n/a Team event
Apr 21-24 Johnnie Walker Classic 2,300,000 Australia Adam Scott (n/a) 46 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
and PGA Tour of Australasia
Apr 28 - May 1 BMW Asian Open 1,500,000 South Africa Ernie Els (n/a) 38 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
May 5–8 SK Telecom Open 500,000 South Korea Choi Kyung-Ju (3) 14
May 12–15 Macau Open 275,000 Taiwan Wang Ter-chang (3) 10
May 19–22 Philippine Open 200,000 Australia Adam Le Vesconte (1) 6
May 26–29 KT&G Maekyung Open 500,000 South Korea Choi Sang-ho (1) 6 Oldest winner in tour history (50 years 145 days)
June 23–26 Brunei Open 300,000 Australia Terry Pilkadaris (3) 6
Sep 1-4 Volkswagen Masters-China 300,000 South Africa Retief Goosen (n/a) 20
Sep 8-11 Singapore Open 2,000,000 Australia Adam Scott (n/a) 22 Richest sole-sanctioned event
Sep 15-18 Taiwan Open 300,000 Thailand Thaworn Wiratchant (6) 6
Sep 22-25 Mercuries Taiwan Masters 400,000 Taiwan Lu Wei-chih (1) 6
Sep 29 - Oct 2 Crowne Plaza Open 200,000 Thailand Prayad Marksaeng (5) 6
Oct 13-16 Bangkok Airways Open 200,000 Taiwan Lu Wen-teh (2) 6
Oct 27-30 Hero Honda Indian Open 300,000 Thailand Thaworn Wiratchant (7) 8
Nov 3-6 Double A International Open 300,000 Thailand Chinnarat Phadungsil (am) (1) 6
Nov 10-13 HSBC Champions Tournament 5,000,000 England David Howell (n/a) 48 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour, Sunshine Tour
and PGA Tour of Australasia
Nov 17-20 Carlsberg Masters Vietnam 200,000 Thailand Thaworn Wiratchant (8) 6
Nov 24-27 Volvo China Open (1,300,000) England Paul Casey (n/a) 18 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Dec 1-4 UBS Hong Kong Open 1,200,000 Scotland Colin Montgomerie (n/a) 28 Co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Dec 8-11 Volvo Masters of Asia 600,000 India Shiv Kapur (1) 20 Limited to top 60 on Order of Merit

Source: [1]

Leading money winners[edit]

Rank Player Country Earnings (US$)
1 Thaworn Wiratchant  Thailand 510,122
2 Thongchai Jaidee  Thailand 454,335
3 Jyoti Randhawa  India 329,835
4 Shiv Kapur  India 242,101
5 Terry Pilkadaris  Australia 234,969
6 Andrew Buckle  Australia 222,163
7 Chawalit Plaphol  Thailand 204,968
8 James Kingston  South Africa 202,812
9 Marcus Both  Australia 196,607
10 Ted Oh  South Korea 176,658

There is a complete list on the official site here.

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