- Volvo China Open
tournament_name = Volvo China Open
location = flagicon|CHN
establishment = 1995
Beijing CBD International Golf Club
tour = European Tour
purse = $2,000,000
month_played = April
Current Champion =
Damien McGraneThe Volvo China Open is a men's golftournament which is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Asian Tour. The European Tour sanctions several events in Asia, and is making a particular effort to exploit the Chinese market. The event was first played in 1995 and has been part of the European Tour's schedule since 2003. The 2005 prize fund was 1.3 million United States dollars, and in 2006 it was $1.8 million. [http://www.europeantour.com/news/fullstory.sps?iTourID=1&id=1147271] The 2005 tournament was played in November, but in 2006 was brought forward to April. Both of these stagings were part of the 2006 European Tour season. In 2007 the prize fund was US$2 million. [http://www.asiantour.com/story.htm?storyID=ff8080810a548ac6010a9b8109cb0068]
The current champion is Ireland's
Damien McGraneafter he completed a nine stroke victory on 20 April, 2008.
As a European Tour/Asian Tour co-sanctioned event
Jeev Milkha Singh
Paul Casey(2006 European Tour season)
Stephen Dodd(2005 European Tour season)
Pre European Tour co-sanctioning
*2002 flagicon|AUS David Gleeson
Kyi Hla Han
* [http://www.volvochinaopen.com/ Official site] in English and Chinese
* [http://www.europeantour.com/default.sps?pageid=127&pagegid=%7BAEFB93B0%2DEFF5%2D4C05%2DAB0F%2DFD08D947D944%7D&eventid=2005082&infosid=3&pageno=1 Coverage on the European Tour's official site] - use schedule browser on the left to access other years.
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