A 14-tournament calendar for the sixth edition of the PGA Tour Series-China golf tour was revealed yesterday, including a tournament outside Greater China for the first time.
The season begins on March 23-29 with the Sanya Championship at Yalong Bay Golf Club in Hainan, and finishes on September 21-27 with the Macau Championship at Caesars Golf Macau. The tournament outside China is the Phuket Championship in Thailand, on May 11-17.
The PGA Tour Series-China is run by the US-based PGA Tour as an international developmental competition. The top points-earners on the PGA Tour Series-China qualify for the following year’s Korn Ferry Tour, a stepping-stone developmental tour towards the full PGA Tour.
Greg Carlson, executive director of the PGA Tour Series-China, said of this year’s calendar: “It’s always rewarding to announce a new schedule, knowing another PGA Tour Series-China season is right around the corner. This is going to be a significant season for a variety of reasons, most notably because we’re playing outside Greater China for the first time while also taking our players throughout Mainland China, with visits to Hong Kong and Macau also key components of our season.
“This is a strong schedule, and we’re excited to play on courses and in cities our players know well while sprinkling in new cities, courses and partners.”
The 2020 PGA Tour Series-China calendar announced to date is as follows:
- March 23-29 – Sanya Championship – Yalong Bay Golf Club – Sanya
- March 30-April 5 – Haikou Classic – Mission Hills Golf Club Haikou – Haikou
- April 6-12 – Chongqing Championship – Chongqing Poly Golf Club – Chongqing
- April 13-19 – Guangzhou Open – Nansha International Golf Club – Guangzhou
- May 4-10 – Clearwater Bay Open – Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club – Hong Kong
- 11-17 – Phuket Championship – Laguna Golf Phuket – Phuket, Thailand
- May 18-24 – Beijing Championship – venue to be decided (TBD) – Beijing
- June 8-14 – tournament TBD
- June 15-21 – tournament TBD
- July 13-19 – tournament TBD
- July 20-26 – tournament TBD
- September 7-13 – Suzhou Championship – Suzhou Jinji Lake Golf Club – Suzhou
- September 14-20 – Shanghai Open – Agile Golf Club – Shanghai
- September 21-27 – Macau Championship – Caesars Golf Macau – Macau