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Porsche Singapore Classic to welcome Asian stars

Porsche Singapore Classic to welcome Asian stars

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Gavin Green, Li Haotong and Kho Taichi will all begin the Asian Swing at the Porsche Singapore Classic from March 21-24, 2024.

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The quartet, who all hail from different parts of the Asian continent, will add further star power to an already impressive Porsche Singapore Classic field.

China’s Li, who in 2018 became the first male golfer from his nation to break into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking following his stunning success at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, will tee it up in Singapore for a run of events which will end with a tournament in his home country for the first time since 2019.

“It was great to return to Singapore last year and I’m really excited to head back there again next month,” said Li.

“I love what the DP World Tour has done with the global Swings and I know all the golfers from the Far East are really looking forward to the Asian Swing.”

Four-time DP World Tour winner Aphibarnrat regained his playing privileges at Qualifying School in 2023 and is aiming to take advantage of familiar surroundings to keep his card in 2024.

“It feels great to be heading back to Asia and Singapore is such a fantastic country,” said the 34-year-old. “Laguna National is a great golf course and I can’t wait to tee it up next month.”

It is a big year for Malaysian Green, who will be aiming to represent his country for a third time at the Olympic Games in France this summer.

“Being able to play a DP World Tour event so close to home is really exciting,” said Green. “I know a lot of the Asian members on the DP World Tour are really looking forward the Asian Swing and we hope to see a lot of local support out there.”

Kho, hailing from Hong Kong, is excited to test his game against the stars of the DP World Tour.

“It will be great for me to see how my game compares to some of the guys on the DP World Tour and I’m excited to tee it up.”

The Porsche Singapore Classic is set to be a memorable week, with 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry and the DP World Tour’s most recent winner, Japan’s Rikuya Hoshino, already confirmed to compete at Laguna National.

Porsche announced last month that it is continuing its long-standing relationship with the DP World Tour by extending its global golf involvement with a new multi-year deal to become Title Partner of the Singapore Classic.

With the partnership between Porsche and the Singapore Classic, the sports car manufacturer is internationalising its activities in professional golf and affording its worldwide customers and fans additional exclusive brand experiences. The deal complements Porsche’s current worldwide activities in customer sport, revolving around the Porsche Golf Cup and the Porsche Golf Circle.

The DP World Tour returned to Singapore last year after a nine-year hiatus with South Africa’s Ockie Strydom triumphing at Laguna National.

The DP World Tour first visited Singapore in 1993, with Major Champions Sir Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam winning the first editions of the Johnnie Walker Classic in 1993 and 1996. Fellow Major Champions Vijay Singh and Adam Scott are also winners on the DP World Tour in Singapore.

The 2006 edition of the Singapore Masters, held at Laguna National, was the scene of the most memorable moment in the country’s golfing history, when home favourite Mardan Mamat lifted the trophy, finishing one stroke ahead of England’s Nick Dougherty.

The Porsche Singapore Classic will take place at Laguna National Golf Resort Club from March 21-24, 2024, with a prize fund of $2,500,000. Event updates can be found on the Singapore Classic website, as well as its Facebook and Instagram pages.

To buy tickets to attend the Porsche Singapore Classic, please click here. Juniors aged 16 and under receive complimentary entry when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. The Porsche Singapore Classic spectator village will feature a multitude of activities, food and beverage, and entertainment options for golfers and non-golfers alike.

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