Kim Does Asia Proud!

South Korea’s Sei Young Kim (pictured) won the biggest check in women’s golf history when she was crowned the winner of the season ending CME Group Tour Championship.

With the victory, Kim banked US$1.5 million.

Kim entered the week ranked at No. 7 in the Race to the CME Globe standings.

The South Korean star won wire-to-wire after opening the week with a 65 and holding on for a final-round 70. Kim was 18- under total.

The CME title was Kim’s 10th career LPGA victory.

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“Rambo” Rahm Is The Best!

There was no stopping Jon “Rambo” Rahm (pictured) as he powered his way to become the absolute number one player in Europe.

The flashy Spaniard snatched a dramatic win at the DP World Tour Championship to lift the winner’s trophy and a check for US$3 million and an additional US$2m for winning the Race to Dubai.

He was challenged by England’s Tommy Fleetwood, but he hung tough to close out a 4-under 68 and claim a one-shot victory.

The win saw Rahm leapfrog Bernd Wiesberger at the top of the Race to Dubai standings and become the first Spaniard since Seve Ballesteros to win the European Tour’s Order of Merit.

Rahm is now the number three ranked player in the world. 

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The Asia Pacific’s Biggest Golf Extravaganza!

The inaugural World Golf Expo 2020 (WGE 2020) is all set to roll.

The first show will be staged on the exotic tropical Chinese island resort of Hainan. The venue will be at globally renowned Mission Hills Haikou, voted the World’s Best Golf Resort in the 2019 Asian Golf Awards.

The show dates are October 15 -17, 2020.

Commenting on the global golf exposition, Tenniel Chu, group vice-chairman of the Mission Hills Group, China and chairman of the WGE 2020 organising committee said, “This is a truly historic event for the Asia Pacific region and we are going to organise it as one of the world’s best events.” He went on to add, “WGE 2020 will be home-based in Haikou making the capital city of Hainan the hub of the golf business world in the Asia Pacific.”

It will be an event that will serve as golf’s showcase to the Asia Pacific region. “WGE 2020 will be a multi-faceted event in that it will be both trade and consumer focused with shows running concurrently that will focus on the industry’s latest technologies, new equipment both for the trade and consumers and it will be the best platform for the sharing of knowledge as it relates to the golf business,” said Mike Sebastian, CEO of the Asia Pacific Golf Group and vice chairman of the WGE organising committee.

“The aim is to start big and grow the event into the biggest one of its kind in the world,” Sebastian declared.

WGE 2020 is a collaboration between the Mission Hills Group and the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

Watch this space for regular developments about WGE 2020.

 

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Fleetwood Scores A Spectacular Win!

It was a surprise alright to see Englishman Tommy Fleetwood (pictured) charge up the leaderboard to win the 2019 Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

Fleetwood, who has been winless since January 2018 came from behind to win the top prize of US$2.5 million, the biggest pot on the European Tour.

The win sets him up for a good look at the Race to Dubai championship with another pot of gold ready for the taking.

Victory came for Fleetwood after he beat Marcus Kinhult at the first extra hole in a play-off.

Fleetwood went into the final round trailing the overnight leader Zander Lombard by six shots on 5-under. The South African Lombard fired a miserable 77 that included a double bogey and four other bogeys, dropping him to 6-under.

Bernd Wiesberger, who could have won the Race to Dubai a week early with a victory, tied for third on 8-t under alongside Belgium’s Thomas Detry and Australian Jason Scrivener.

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Re-Live A Truly Great APGS 2019!

We’ve got the visuals ready for your viewing at the following link:

2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit – Day 1, November 4

https://www.flickr.com/photos/asiapacificgolfgroup/albums/72157711771512826

2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit – Day 2, November 5

https://www.flickr.com/photos/asiapacificgolfgroup/albums/72157711772401372

2019 Asian Golf Awards Gala Banquet

https://www.flickr.com/photos/asiapacificgolfgroup/albums/72157711771114966

We expect to have some additional pictures available soon and these will also be sent to you.

Thanks for your support of the 2019 Asia Pacific Golf Summit and we look forward to seeing you at the Inaugural World Golf Expo 2020 in Haikou, Hainan next year!

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Hatton Emerges Victorious!

Six guys duked it out in a play-off that finally had to be played under floodlights. This is what happened in the sudden death play-off at the 2019 Turkish Airlines Open.

England’s Tyrrell Hatton (pictured) lifted the title after he parred the fourth extra hole.

The 28-year-old edged out Matthias Schwab after Erik van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Victor Perez and Benjamin Hebert had earlier fallen by the wayside.

For the win Hatton picked up a first prize of US$2m with the five joint-runners-up collecting around US$430,000.

Robert MacIntyre and India’s Shubhankar Sharma were the best of the rest in joint-seventh place on 18-under.

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