Singapore Open returns in 2016

Last staged in 2012, the SMBC Singapore Open returns from January 28 to 31, 2016 at the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), one of Japan's leading financial institutions, is the title sponsor in a landmark three-year association with golf in Singapore.

"We are honoured to be the title sponsor and support the tournament as the SMBC Singapore Open," said Mr. Masayuki Shimura, Managing Director and Head of Asia Pacific Division, SMBC.

"The Singapore Open has great history, great champions, and is recognized globally as one of the premier golf tournaments. 

"We look forward to adding to that legacy and further expanding our corporate brand in Asia with our growing focus to the region, as well as contributing to the expansion of golf in Asia through the development of the next generation golfers in Asia."

Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han was very happy over the tournaments rebirth. 

"The Singapore Open was always one of our best events and one that our members strove to compete well in. It is tremendous to have it back as it is an important event for our region and our tour. 

"On behalf of our members I would like to thank SMBC for their ‎support and we eagerly look forward to teeing it up a year from now," he added.

Home to the event from 2005 to 2012, the Serapong Course will once again prove a stern test to Asia Pacific's and the world's best players. Australian star Adam Scott won the event a record three times in 2005, 2006 and 2010.

The SMBC Singapore Open will feature a field of the top 60 from the Asian Tour, top 60 from the JGTO, top Singapore professionals and amateurs and invites including players from the top 50 in the world.