Crans Montana, Switzerland: The Omega European Masters has extended its partnership with the Asian Tour into 2015.
Since 2009 the Omega European Masters has been the only event on European soil to be jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.
American David Lipsky created history last weekend when he became the first player from the Asian Tour to win the Swiss showpiece, defeating England’s Graeme Storm at the first hole of a sudden-death play-off.
Yves Mittaz, Tournament Director of the Omega European Masters, said: “We are pleased to have the Asian Tour as our sanctioning partner as it allows the fans here to watch Asian Tour players in action. Their standards are improving every year and we’ve witnessed it with David Lipsky winning.”
Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr said: “Golf is a global sport today and we are delighted the Omega European Masters will continue to be a part of the Asian Tour schedule in 2015.
‘This event provides our players the opportunity to take on the best players from the European Tour as well as showcase their talents to the galleries in this part of the world.”
Next year the Omega European Masters is scheduled to be played at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club from July 23-26, a week after The Open Championship.
Seoul, Korea: Oh Sang-jun, a prominent figure in golf in South Korea for more than two decades, has been appointed as a Senior Advisor to the Asian Golf Industry Federation.