*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).

*The Ballantine's 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.



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