Singapore: The Asian Tour has raised hopes of a return to action in early 2021.
Due to travel restrictions and quarantine procedures prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tour has been unable to stage any events since March, 2020.
However, in a New Year message to its fans, posted on Instagram, the Asian Tour indicated that prospects for a resumption are improving.
“Normally, we would have crowned a worthy Order of Merit champion by now. But, instead, we find ourselves neither here nor there,” said Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Tour, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
He added: “Throughout the past nine months of Covid-19 interruption, the senior management team, Board of Directors and I have adopted a pragmatic approach and tried to take everything in our stride. Naturally, we are now more eager than ever to resume delivering tournaments for you all.
“The main message that I would like to communicate at this juncture is that our Tour has remained resilient, taken all appropriate steps to manage the crisis and is well placed to resume in the near future.
“Rest assured that we will continue to work hard on our strategy to resume tournaments as soon as it is practical to do so. We have gained valuable insights from other golfing organisations – and other sports – that have successfully resumed operations and we will follow best practices as we make our calculated return.
“Consequently, when the relevant local governments feel it is safe to approve controlled travel for events, we will be ready to pull the trigger immediately.”