Bangkok, Thailand: The US$500,000 Queen’s Cup hosted by the Jaidee Foundation is the latest event to be included into the 2018 Asian Tour schedule.
To be held at the Legacy Golf Club in Bangkok from November 29 to December 2, the full-field tournament will be the Asian Tour’s fourth stop in Thailand this year.
With the season coming to an end, the Queen’s Cup hosted by Jaidee Foundation will provide golfers with an opportunity to improve their rankings on the Asian Tour’s Habitat for Humanity Standings and secure their cards for the 2019 season.
Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee is one of the most decorated players in Asian Tour history. The establishment of his foundation is one of various ways he has given back to the game.
In particular, the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation tournament has featured on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) for the last three years, offering opportunities for aspiring golfers.
Thongchai, who leads the Asian Tour in all-time earnings, said: “It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Jaidee Foundation will be hosting the Queen’s Cup. It is a great honour to stage an event in the name of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.
“The Jaidee Foundation has hosted the ADT for several years now and we felt the time was right to take the tournament to the next level. We hope this is a valuable addition to the schedule and provides an opportunity for the Thai players and all the other participants to fight their way to keeping their Asian Tour cards.”
Asian Tour Chief Operating Officer Cho Minn Thant hailed the addition of the Queen’s Cup hosted by Jaidee Foundation to the Tour schedule.
He said: “We are thrilled to be back in Thailand for the Queen’s Cup hosted by Jaidee Foundation this season. Thongchai has always given back to the game and we are very grateful that he has elevated his support this year through this US$500,000 tournament on the Asian Tour.
“It is amazing to see Thai golfers doing so well on Tours across the world. Events like this are tremendous in providing a pathway for our players to the world stage.”
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