OneAsia is a men's professional golf tour based in the Asia-Pacific region. The tour was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between the PGA Tour of Australasia, the China Golf Association, the Korean Golf Association and the Korean PGA. The Japan Golf Tour has been invited to participate in the project in 2012 and has co-sanctioned the Indonesia Open, Indonesia PGA Championship and Thailand Open. OneAsia is a rival to the longer established Asian Tour, with which it has poor relations. In its first year, tournaments on the tour were allocated world ranking points as if they were PGA Tour of Australasia tournaments. Since 2010, the tour has had world ranking status in its own right.
In January 2009, it was announced that there would be a new series of events across the Asia-Pacific region, to be organised by the PGA of Australia in co-operation with China Golf Association, the Japan Golf Tour, the Korean Golf Association and the Korean PGA. The aim of these events would be to raise the profile of professional golf in the region and to compete with the likes of the European Tour. The series would initially comprise six events, three in China, two in Australia and one in South Korea, with plans to expand in later years.
The introduction of the OneAsia series was not welcomed by the Asian Tour. All of the six events announced for 2009 were existing tournaments, including some already sanctioned by the Asian Tour. One of them, the Pine Valley Beijing Open, was called off a few weeks before it was due to be held. The organisers officially attributed this decision to the state of the course and a clash of dates with The Players Championship on the PGA Tour, but some media commentators dismissed these reasons since the tournament had clashed with the Players Championship the previous year as well and instead attributed the cancellation to sponsor discontent with the sanctioning changes.
Following a meeting of the Official World Golf Rankings Committee at the Open Championship in July 2009, all OneAsia events have been awarded Official World Golf Ranking points.
The table below shows the schedule for the inaugural 2009 season. The season originally comprised six tournaments, three in China, two in Australia and one in South Korea, but the Pine Valley Beijing Open was cancelled to leave just five.
|16–19 Apr||Volvo China Open||Beijing, China||USD2,200,000||Scott Strange (n/a)||18||Co-sanctioned by the European Tour|
|7–10 May||Pine Valley Beijing Open||Beijing, China||USD1,200,000||Tournament cancelled|
|10–13 Sept||Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open||South Korea||USD1,000,000||Bae Sang-moon (1)||14|
|15–18 Oct||Midea China Classic||Guangzhou, China||USD500,000||Liang Wen-Chong (1)||6|
|3–6 Dec||Australian Open||Sydney, Australia||USD1,200,000||Adam Scott (n/a)||32||Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia|
|10–13 Dec||Australian PGA Championship||Sunshine Coast, Australia||USD1,200,000||Robert Allenby (n/a)||26||Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia|
The table below shows the schedule for the 2011 season.
The table below shows the schedule for the 2012 season.
The table below shows the schedule for the 2013 season.
The table below shows the schedule for the 2014 season.
The table below shows the schedule for the 2015 season.
|23–26 Apr||Volvo China Open||Shanghai, China||RMB20,000,000||Wu Ashun (1)||26||Co-sanctioned by the European Tour|
|14–17 May||GS Caltex Maekyung Open||Seongnam, South Korea||KRW1,000,000,000||Moon Kyong-jun (1)||7||Co-sanctioned by the Korean Tour|
|21–24 May||SK Telecom Open||Incheon, South Korea||KRW1,000,000,000||Choi Jin-ho (1)||8||Co-sanctioned by the Korean Tour|
|11–14 Jun||Thailand Open||Thailand||US$1,000,000||Kim Kyung-tae (2)||11||Co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour|
|30 Jul – 2 Aug||Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship||Indonesia||US$1,000,000||Co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour|
|10–13 Sep||Kolon Korea Open||South Korea||KRW 1,200,000,000||Co-sanctioned by the Korean Tour|
|24–27 Sep||Nanshan China Masters||China||US$1,000,000|
|15–18 Oct||Fiji International||Sigatoka, Fiji||A$1,000,000||Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia|
|26–29 Nov||Emirates Australian Open||Australia||A$1,250,000||Co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia|
|TBD||Dongfeng Nissan Cup||China||n/a||Team competition, China vs. Asia-Pacific|
Order of Merit winners
|2014||Kim Seung-hyuk||South Korea||501,990|
|2012||Kim Bi-o||South Korea||380,745|
The current Order of Merit list is here.
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