PGA Tour reaches deal for late-season Malaysia Asia Pacific Golf ClassicBy AP
Monday, December 7, 2009
PGA Tour reaches deal for Malaysian event
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The PGA Tour has reached a multiyear deal with the Asian Tour to stage the Malaysia Asia Pacific Golf Classic.
The tours said Monday the event will be played late next year at The Mines Resort and Golf Club, with the winner receiving $1 million from the $6 million purse.
The top 25 players from the PGA Tour’s final FedEx Cup standings and the top 10 available players from the Asian Tour money list will get spots in the 40-man field.
The event also will include five sponsor exemptions and at least one Malaysian professional will be guaranteed a spot at The Mines.
Dates of the tournament were not announced.