What is the International Series on the Asian Tour? Is it linked to LIV Golf?

The International Series marks a ground-breaking and unprecedented investment into the Asian Tour by LIV Golf Investments.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2022
What is the International Series on the Asian Tour? Is it linked to LIV Golf?

The International Series was unveiled by the Asian Tour and LIV Golf back in February, marking a huge investment and development for the circuit.

The International Series is integrated into the Asian Tour schedule and it began with its Thailand event at Black Mountain Golf Club in March.

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LIV Golf, commissioned by Greg Norman, increased their investment of $200 million to $300 million into the Asian Tour, supposedly showing LIV's commitment to improving golf on a global scale.

10 events are set to be played on the International Series each season for the next 10 years. Some of the key aims of the series include driving fan engagement, attracting commercial interest and stabilising professional golf.

The series will visit countries such as England, Korea, Vietnam, China, Singapore and Hong Kong while prize purses will range from $1.5 million to $2 million.

The first event of The International Series in Thailand was won by Sihwan Kim. Scott Vincent won the second event at Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort at the start of June.

There are two more events on the series scheduled for 2022. International Series Singapore is taking place this week at Tanah Merah Country Club where Patrick Reed will be teeing it up having most recently played in the Bedminster Invitational on the LIV Golf Tour.

"I have heard a lot of amazing things about the area and the golf course. To be able to come and experience it myself is amazing and watching the (National Day) fireworks last night was great," Reed said.

"There is a lot of things that go into it, and when the people treat you like family as they have here, it makes the experience that much better."

International Series South Korea is up next from August 18 to 21 at Lotte Skyhill Jeju Country Club. This will be the fourth event of the series to be held in 2022.

Currently, Vincent leads the International Series Order of Merit from Kim in second place. Travis Smyth, Phachara Khongwatmai and Sadom Kaewkanjana make up the top five and all of these players have competed on the LIV Golf Tour this year.

The Asian Tour kicked off its season with the Saudi International in February which was sponsored by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. The PIF is the majority shareholder of LIV Golf Investments.