Volvo China Open
|Established||1995, 22 years ago|
|Length||7,229 yards (6,610 m)|
|Tour(s)||European Tour (2004–)
OneAsia Tour (2009–)
Asian Tour (1995–2008)
|Prize fund||RMB 20 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||264 Nicolas Colsaerts (2011)|
|To par||−24 (as above)|
The Volvo China Open is a men's golf tournament that has been held annually in China since 1995. The event is organised by the China Golf Association and has been co-sanctioned by the European Tour since 2003.
Through 2008, the Volvo China Open also featured on the Asian Tour schedule, but this changed in 2009 with the announcement of the OneAsia Tour, a new golf tour set up by the CGA in association with the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Japan Golf Tour, the Korean PGA and the Korean Golf Association. Having been involved in the early stages, the Asian Tour withdrew from OneAsia. As a result, four events, the China Open, Pine Valley Beijing Open, Korea Open and China Classic, were removed from the schedule and subsequently became the founding events of the new tour. In addition, the Asian Tour stated that they would not allow their members to play in those events unless already qualified via membership of the European Tour, promising stiff penalties for those that ignored this ruling.
The European Tour sanctions several events in Asia, and has made a particular effort to expand its coverage in the Chinese market.
- As a European Tour event
*The year in parentheses represents the European Tour season the event fell into.
- Prior to European Tour co-sanctioning
|2003||Zhang Lian-wei||China||Shanghai Silport GC||277 (−11)||2 strokes||Thaworn Wiratchant|
|2002||David Gleeson||Australia||Shanghai Silport GC||272 (−16)||1 stroke||Pablo Del Olmo|
|2001||Charlie Wi||South Korea||Shanghai Silport GC||272 (−16)||1 stroke||Thongchai Jaidee|
|2000||Simon Dyson||England||Shanghai Silport GC||275 (−13)||1 stroke||Jyoti Randhawa|
|1999||Kyi Hla Han||Burma||Shanghai Silport GC||273 (−15)||7 strokes||Christian Pena|
|1998||Ed Fryatt||England||Shanghai SunIsland Int’l GC||269 (−19)||2 strokes||Takeshi Ohyama|
|1997||Cheng Jun||China||Beijing International GC||280 (−8)||5 strokes||Adrian Percey|
|1996||Prayad Marksaeng||Thailand||Beijing International GC||269 (−19)||9 strokes||Hsieh Yu-shu|
|1995||Raúl Fretes||Paraguay||Beijing International GC||277 (−11)||3 strokes||Lai Ying-juh|