About Panasonic SWING
The Asian Tour is an organization that oversees golf tournaments in Asian countries, with the exception of Japan, hosting numerous tournaments focused mainly in Southeast Asia.
Panasonic has supported local tournaments across four countries, including Thailand, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, offering further support through various means such as inviting high-scoring players from each tournament to compete in the Panasonic OPEN in Japan. For this series of tournaments, a new circuit has been created based on a point system with the goal of further developing the golf scene in Asia and showcasing the scene on a global stage.
The Panasonic SWING is a race to win the most points over the course of five tournaments that span Thailand, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, culminating in an exciting finale at the Panasonic OPEN Golf Championship in Japan. In order to participate in the point race required for overall victory, participation in at least two of the five tournaments is required, one of which must be the Panasonic OPEN Golf Championship to be held in the spring of 2018 in Japan.
May 18 to 21, 2017
Thai Country Club
Panasonic OPEN INDIA
November 2 to 5, 2017
Delhi Golf Club
December 14 to 17, 2017
Royale Jakarta Golf Club
Planned for February 1 to 4, 2018
Saujana Golf and Country Club
2018 Panasonic OPEN
Planned for April 19 to 22, 2018
Ibaraki Country Club
Points are awarded to players who place within the top 80 at each tournament. Each point awarded at the 2018 Panasonic OPEN in Japan is worth 1.5 times that of a point awarded at one of the other tournaments.
Prize Money and Awards
Players who rank from 1st to 3rd at the completion of the final tournament will be awarded prize money totaling $150,000 USD, with 1st place earning an exemption into one designated 2018 European Tour tournament.
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