PGA Tour Player of the Year Jordan Spieth will be participating in the re-staging of the Singapore Open early next year.
This was confirmed by organizers last Tuesday, October 20.
Spieth will skip seeing action in the Farmers Insurance Open to travel to Singapore and take part in the event.
The 22-year-old Spieth had a breakout 2015. Among his conquests are the Masters, U.S. Open, and the PGA Tour Championship. He also claimed the lucrative FedEx Cup, becoming the youngest golfer to ever win the $10-million competition.
“Playing in the SMBC Singapore Open is something I’m really looking forward to,” expressed Spieth in a statement. “I’m very fortunate to play golf around the world and can’t wait to visit Singapore for the first time.”
“I know the SMBC Singapore Open is one of Asia’s leading events and I couldn’t be more excited to add it to my 2016 playing schedule,” Spieth added.
The world number two is looking to put his name alongside the other big-name golfers who won in the Singapore Open, including three-time champion Adam Scott, Ian Poulter, Angel Cabrera, and defending titlist Matteo Manassero.
This is Spieth’s first time to compete in the “lion city”.
Spieth’s appearance is expected to pack in the crowds at The Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club for the January 28-31 tournament next year.
The 50th Singapore Open, jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour Organization (JGTO) and with a minimum prize purse of $1 million, makes its return after a three-year hiatus.
The Singapore Open will be featuring the top-60 players from the Asian Tour, top-60 from the JGTO, leading Singapore professionals, and amateurs and invites including players from the top-50 in the world
Spieth’s other victories this season include the Valspar Championship last March and the John Deere Classic in July.