Asian Development Tour
Current season, competition or edition:|
2018 Asian Development Tour
|Countries||Based in Southeast Asia|
The Asian Development Tour, founded in 2010, is a professional golf tour. It is the development tour for the Asian Tour, with a relationship analogous to the Web.com Tour to the PGA Tour and the Challenge Tour to the European Tour. Players who fail to earn Asian Tour cards through qualifying school may play on the tour. The top five players on the Order of Merit (money list) at the end of the year will earn an Asian Tour card for the following season. Beginning in 2013, tournaments carry Official World Golf Ranking points, with a minimum of six points to the winner and points to the top six plus ties. Most of the tournaments are in Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Indonesia. Several of the tournaments are co-sanctioned with the Professional Golf of Malaysia Tour and the All Thailand Golf Tour.
The ADT has a 36-hole cut of fifty plus ties.
For the 2014 ADT season, the ADT changed its policy to award Asian Tour cards to the top five players on the ADT Order of Merit, up from three in previous seasons. Should an ADT player finish within the top 63 on the Asian Tour's Order of Merit, the next ADT golfer is promoted.
Schedule by year
The table below summarises the development of the tour. For some tournaments, the official purse is in local currency instead of United States dollars. The Order of Merit is calculated in U.S. dollars.
|Year||Tournaments||Total purse (US$)|
Order of Merit winners
|2016||Johannes Veerman||United States||58,662|
|2015||Casey O'Toole||United States||55,286|
|2011||Jonathan Moore||United States||29,580|
|2010||S. Siva Chandhran||Malaysia||27,969|
- "About Us – Asian Development Tour". Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "How The System Works". Official World Golf Ranking. Archived from the original on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
- "World Ranking Status For Asian Development Tour From 2013". Asian Tour. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2013.
- "Calendar of Events 2013". Professional Golf of Malaysia. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- "Order of Merit". Asian Development Tour. Retrieved 24 December 2017.