Panasonic SWING

The beginning of a tournament series
that spans five countries in Asia.

In 2017, Panasonic formed a partnership with the Asian Tour to hold a series of tournaments across five countries in Asia, including Japan. The race to win points and become the champion of Panasonic SWING has begun. Panasonic SWING spans across Thailand, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, leading up to the 2018 Panasonic OPEN Japan. Each competition in the tournament series awards players points based on their rank. The players who rank first to third overall will receive prizes, with the champion receiving an exemption into one 2018 European Tour tournament. Golf’s origins trace back to Europe. From there it gained popularity in North America before taking hold in Asia. 2017 will see Panasonic SWING cross Asia in the hopes of bolstering the success of golfers in every country and developing the golf scene throughout the continent.

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.

Panasonic SWING,
A competition that spans
a five-country tour circuit across
Thailand, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan.

Event Overview

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.

Thailand Thailand OPEN May 18 to 21, 2017 Thai Country Club / India Panasonic OPEN INDIA November 2 to 5, 2017 Delhi Golf Club / Indonesia Indonesian Masters Planned for December 14 to 17, 2017 / Malaysia Planned for February, 2018 / Japan 2018 Panasonic OPEN Golf Championship Planned for Spring, 2018

National Flag of Thailand Thailand

Thailand OPEN

May 18 to 21, 2017
Thai Country Club

National Flag of India India

Panasonic OPEN INDIA

November 2 to 5, 2017
Delhi Golf Club

National Flag of Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian Masters

Planned for December 14 to 17, 2017

National Flag of Malaysia Malaysia

Planned for February, 2018

National Flag of Japan Japan

2018 Panasonic OPEN
Golf Championship

Planned for Spring, 2018

Point Acquisition

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.

Total Prize Money: $150,000 USD 1st: $70,000 USD + an exemption into one designated 2018 European Tour tournament, 2nd: $50,000 USD, 3rd: $30,000 USD

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