CGA & AT Announce Strategic Partnership
The China Golf Association (CGA) and Asian Tour have announced their strategic partnership which aims to further grow the game through the creation of new tournaments in China that will be co-sanctioned by both organisations. Under this new collaboration, the CGA and Asian Tour plan to stage up to four new events in China this year where earnings will count towards the Asian Tour Order of Merit and the China Tour Order of Merit. Golfers from the China Tour will be eligible to take up associate memberships with the Asian Tour, with the top-five non-exempt players from the China Tour Order of Merit receiving exemptions into the Final Stage of the Asian Tour Qualifying School in
2018. Winners of these new co-sanctioned tournaments in China will also earn their exemption on the Asian Tour under the winner’s category. The prize purses of the new events will range from US$300,000 to US$500,000 and more CGA and Asian Tour co-sanctioned tournaments will be staged from 2018 and beyond.