DID YOU KNOW – BARCLAYS SINGAPORE OPEN
• The Barclays Singapore Open is the richest National Open in Asia, standing at US$6,000,000.
The field for 2011 contains eight Major Champions, boasting a total of 16 major titles between them.
• Both the Serapong and Tanjong courses are being used for the 2011 event. This tournament is one of seven on the 2011 European Tour International Schedule to use two or more courses. The other events are: Joburg Open, Trophée Hassan II, Ballantine’s Championship, Open de España, Czech Open and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (which uses three).
• The 2011 event has 204 players competing. The Joburg Open is the only other European Tour event with a field of this size.
• Singapore is well used to hosting European Tour events. The 1993 and 1996 Johnnie Walker Classic were staged at Singapore Island and Tanah Merah respectively. From 2001-2007 the Singapore Masters was held; 2001 at Singapore Island and 2002-07 at Laguna National G&CC. The Tanjong and Serapong courses have staged the Barclays Singapore since 2009.