Asian Tour to resume from 2nd Quarter of 2021

Asian Tour to resume from 2nd Quarter of 2021

Earlier, on 31st December, 2020, the Asian Tour released a statement on social media where Asian Tour’s commissioner Cho Minn Thant said that Asian Tour is planning to resume the tour from first quarter of 2021 and presently, we are in early February and still the tour has yet not started so, DKT Sports had emailed a query and asked them that “when will the Asian Tour resume” and the Asian tour replied by saying it will resume from second quarter of 2021.
 
“Our revised target for resumption is second quarter of the year, but this is entirely dependent on the COVID-19 situation stabilizing in our region,” said Cho Minn Thant on resuming of Asian Tour.



Asian Tour Commissoner Cho Minn Thant (Photo Credit: Asian Tour).
 
What Cho Minn Thant said “this is entirely depended on the COVID-19 situation stabilizing in our region” and it is completely right because the same happened in late-2020, when the Asian Tour was certain to return on September 2020 by playing three events in Korea, Japan and Taiwan for three month mini swing from September to December but all hopes of a comeback were crashed when the same organization first cancelled Taiwan Masters followed by cancelation of Japan’s Panasonic Open to ultimately play zero events in September-December window.

So, the major news coming for now is that Asian Tour is returning in second quarter (April-June) of 2021.

[COVER PHOTO CREDIT: ASIAN TOUR]
 

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February 11, 2021 - By Dhruv Trivedi

A Lim Kim wins the Women’s US Open in her first attempt

A Lim Kim wins the Women’s US Open in her first attempt

The 2020 Women’s US Open was similar to 2020 Masters Championship because this year's Masters was focused on one group - Dustin Johnson, IM Sung-Jae, Cameron Smith and in yesterday’s Women’s US Open the main competition was between Amy Olson, Moriya Jutanugarn and Hinako Shibuno. After end of round three Shibuno was the sole leader of the tournament and on Sunday only nine players completed their final round because round four was suspended due to bad weather and round four was shifted to Monday.
 
Star of Monday’s round was A Lim Kim who scored five-under-par in her final round and finished the event at a total score of -3 and a large no. of golfers had either finished their round or they were very far away from Kim’s score and the only two golfers near her were Amy Olson and Hinako Shibuno at -1 but Olson and Shibuno just had two holes in hand (Hole 17 and 18) to tie with Kim and force playoffs and the strategy were simple to score to birdies in final two holes.



Hinako Shibuno (Photo Credit: USGA.org).

Both started nicely by getting fairways in the 17th but messed up their second shot as Olson’s ball fell in the bunker and Shibuno’s ball stopped on the green but far away from the hole and in their third shot, Olson’s ball fell far away from the cup and Shibuno played a slow shot as her ball stopped five feet away from the hole so, with birdie gone, par was the only option and Shibuno missed the par and settled for a tap-in bogey while Olson got the par.


Amy Olson playing a bunker shot (Photo Credit: Associated Press).

Now, after Shibuno’s miss, Olson was Kim’s only competitor and she needed to score an eagle of the last hole and she again got a good start as she found the fairway in the 18th and from the fairway, Olson had to score a near impossible hole-in-one for a possible playoff and Olson missed the ace and settled for birdie in the final hole to complete the event at -2 so, A Lim Kim won the Women’s US Open by just one stroke.
 
Final Result of Top Five:

Rank: Name: Score: Par:
1. A Lim Kim 281 -3
T2. Amy Olson 282 -2
T2 Ko Jin-young 282 -2
4. Hinako Shibuno 283 -1
5. Megan Khang 285 1
 
A Lim Kim became the tenth South Korean in the last 74 years to win the US Open.

US Open Winners by Nationality:
Nationality: Wins:
USA 52
South Korea 10
Sweden 4
Australia 3
England 2
France 1
Uruguay 1
Thailand 1

[COVER PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES]
 

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December 15, 2020 - By Dhruv Trivedi

2020 PGA Tour of China season gets cancelled due to COVID-19

2020 PGA Tour of China season gets cancelled due to COVID-19

The PGA took a difficult decision today to cancel 2020 season of PGA Tour of China.
The projected 2020 PGA Tour of China season was the third year, tour having 14 events and in its initial years (2014-16), it has only 12 events and from 2018, it increased the no. of events to 14 from 12 and since then, the PGA Tour of China has organised 14 tournaments every year (2018-2019) and was going to do the same in 2020 but the Corona Virus pandemic forced PGA to cancel 2020 season.
 
And not only that, this time the PGA Tour of China was going to organise an international event at Southeast Asia in Thailand, named as the Phuket Championship but the rapid spread of Corona Virus in Asia prevented it by postponing the tournament in March to ultimately cancel in July.
So, the 2020 season of PGA Tour of China is officially cancelled.

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July 22, 2020 - By Dhruv Trivedi

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