Since 2017, the SMBC Singapore Open has been part of The Open Qualifying Series – an honour bestowed on the tournament by The R&A.
And this relationship is set to continue into 2020, with The R&A due to announce their full schedule of qualifying events later this year.
Four spots were available in The Open from the SMBC Singapore Open earlier this year with the champion Jazz Janewattananond from Thailand, runner-up Yoshinori Fujimoto of Japan, Prom Meesawat of Thailand and Korea’s Doyeob Mun, all making it through to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.
Jazz also qualified for The Open via the SMBC Singapore Open the year before – truly taking advantage of The Open Qualifying Series.
Next year’s Open (the 149th edition) will be played at Royal St George’s in Kent, from 12-19 July.