Asian Development Tour

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Asian Development Tour
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017 Asian Development Tour
Sport Golf
Founded 2010
Countries Based in Southeast Asia
Official website http://asiandevelopmenttour.com/

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.[1] 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.[2][3] Most of the tournaments are in Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Indonesia. Several of the tournaments are co-sanctioned with the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour.[4]

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.

2017 Schedule[edit]

Schedule by year[edit]

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$)
2016 24 1,795,100
2015 28 2,159,650
2014 21 1,620,000
2013 16 1,050,000
2012 13 930,000
2011 8 648,332
2010 5 441,000

Order of Merit winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Winnings (US$)
2016 Johannes Veerman  United States 58,662
2015 Casey O'Toole  United States 55,286
2014 Pavit Tangkamolprasert  Thailand 68,975
2013 Nicholas Fung  Malaysia 43,998
2012 Jay Bayron  Philippines 34,310
2011 Jonathan Moore  United States 29,580
2010 S. Siva Chandhran  Malaysia 27,969

Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us – Asian Development Tour". Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "How The System Works". Official World Golf Ranking. Archived from the original on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "World Ranking Status For Asian Development Tour From 2013". Asian Tour. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Calendar of Events 2013". Professional Golf of Malaysia. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "ADT Order of Merit". Asian Development Tour. Retrieved 3 January 2017. 

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