*The visit to Korea for the first Ballantine's Championship in 2008
marked the 38th different nation to play host to a European Tour event.
Korea represented the tenth different Asian country to hold a European
Tour International Schedule event.
*Thongchai Jaidee will be
aiming to make a successful defence of his title and claim his fifth
European Tour International Schedule victory. His four triumphs to date
have all been on Asian soil and all in co-sanctioned tournaments between
The European and Asian Tours. The Thai golfer jointly holds the record
for most victories in events co-sanctioned between the two Tours with
four, alongside Miguel Angel Jiménez
*Korea has seen four
different winners on The European Tour. They are: K J Choi (2003 German
Masters), Charlie Wi (2006 Maybank Malaysian Open), Y E Yang (2007
HSBC Champions, 2009 US PGA Championship and 2010 Volvo China Open) and
Noh Seung-yul (2010 Maybank Malaysian Open).
Championship has a place in European Tour history. The 2008 and 2009
editions both were both settled via a play-off. This marked the first
time that a tournament witnessed extra holes in its first two years.