Volvo China Open is a men's golf tournament that has been held annually in China since 1995.
The event is organised by the
China Golf Association and has been co-sanctioned by the European Tour
Through 2008, the Volvo China Open also featured on the Asian Tour
schedule, but this changed in 2009
with the announcement of the OneAsia
, a new golf tour
setup by the CGA in association with the PGA Tour of Australasia
Japan Golf Tour
, the Korean PGA
and the Korean Golf Association.
Having been involved in the early stages the Asian Tour withdrew
from OneAsia, the result being that four events, the China Open,
Pine Valley Beijing Open
and China Classic
, were removed from the
schedule having been announced as founding events of the new tour.
In addition the Asian Tour stated that they would not allow their
members to play in those events unless already qualified via
membership of the European Tour, promising stiff penalties for
those that ignored this ruling.
The European Tour sanctions several events in Asia, and has made a
particular effort to expand its coverage in the Chinese market. The
current champion is Ireland's Damien
after he completed a nine stroke victory on 20 April
As a European Tour co-sanctioned event
As a European Tour/Asian Tour co-sanctioned event
Pre European Tour co-sanctioning