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Asian Tour to Make Scottish Debut at Fairmont St Andrews

By: | Fri 14 Apr 2023

Scottish golf fans will be delighted to know that the Asian Tour will be stopping at Fairmont St Andrews as part of the UK summer swing.

This will be the first visit from the Asian Tour on Scottish soil, where the inaugural St Andrews Bay Championship will take place at the venue’s Torrance Course on 24 - 27 August 2023.

Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance is responsible for the design, and it will add to its rich history of hosting events on the DP World Tour, the European Seniors Tour and Open Qualifying.

Callum Nicoll, Head of Golf and Estates at Fairmont St Andrews, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be staging another world class event at Fairmont St Andrews, and to be making history as the first Scottish host for the distinguished Asian Tour.

“The Torrance course offers a challenging test for the players this summer, blending the principles of links golf with a more modern style.

“The elevated nature of The International Series with generous purses, strong international fields, and the reward of a place for the Series winner in next year’s LIV Golf League all makes for a very exciting tournament in the summer.”

Fairmont St Andrews

Immediately after the International Series England, the Asian Tour will traverse to Scotland and compete for a minimum of $1.5 million.

Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner & CEO of the Asian Tour, noted: “There are few greater experiences in golf than playing in Scotland.

“It is widely known that Scotland’s golf fans are among the most knowledgeable fans anywhere in the world and our players are really looking forward to teeing it up at a venue that is linked to the origins of the game as we know it.

“This is testament to the global vision of the International Series, and we are grateful to the dedicated team behind the scenes which has enabled the Asian Tour to grow from strength to strength over a short period of time.”

The International Series will comprise of 10 events, all featuring increased prize purses and staged at iconic venues dotted around the globe.

Additionally, top golfers from each continent will be awarded the opportunity to compete and win that lucrative spot in LIV Golf’s roster.

Rhaul Sing, Head of The International Series, said: “The St Andrews Bay Championship will provide The International Series with an incredible opportunity to visit the ultimate golfing destination, St Andrews, and we thank Fairmont St Andrews for helping make this possible.

“The chance to stage an event at the Home of Golf so early on in our journey will be truly inspirational for our players and everyone involved in The International Series.

“We are an ambitious initiative that aims to travel and go beyond our traditional borders to help grow the game and there can be no better place to play one of our events than where the game originated.”

If you would like more information about the Asian Tour schedule, you can access it here.

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