Global star Paul Casey and one of Asia’s greatest golfing exports Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand have confirmed they will compete in the inaugural International Series Vietnam – contributing to what will be the biggest and most lucrative golf tournament ever staged in Vietnam.
The US$2 million event will be played at the Greg Norman-designed KN Golf Links, Cam Rahn, on the south-central coast in just two weeks, from 13-16 April, and will be the fourth event on the International Series this season and the eighth stop on the Asian Tour.
International Series and Asian Tour Order of Merit (OOM) leader Andy Ogletree from the United States will also compete along with the three most recent winners on the Asian Tour: Wade Ormsby from Australia, Filipino Miguel Tabuena and Hong Kong’s Taichi Kho.
Casey, who has been a regular visitor to Asia during his brilliant 23-year professional career and has won twice on the Asian Tour. Both victories came in China in 2005 at the TCL Classic and the Volvo China Open, adding to his portfolio of 21 wins on the international stage.
Kiradech’s decision to play in Vietnam will come as no surprise as he has been very vocal about enjoying playing more regularly on the Asian Tour, his home Tour where he has tasted victory on three occasions and claimed the Asian Tour OOM in 2013.
The Thai star made a fine debut on the International Series last year finishing joint fifth in Morocco.
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