International tournament golf will return to Vietnam this year when the inaugural BRG Open Golf Championship Da Nang is played at BRG Da Nang Golf Resort from 31st August – 2nd September, as event on the Asian Development Tour (ADT).
The ground-breaking event, which will offer an overall purse of US$75,000, will mark the first time the ADT has visited Vietnam, which last hosted an Asian Tour tournament in 2015.
“On behalf of the Asian Tour and our feeder circuit the Asian Development Tour, we are thrilled to welcome onboard the BRG Open Golf Championship Da Nang,” said Ken Kudo, Associate Director, Partnerships, Asian Tour.
“This exciting new addition to the golfing calendar, which will be played on the impressive Nicklaus Course at BRG Da Nang Golf Resort, will play an important role in helping to re-ignite tournament golf in Vietnam, following a difficult three-years caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Nguyễn Xuân Bình – Deputy Director of Danang City Tourism, and Permanent Deputy Chairman – speaks to the audience at the packed press conference.
The tournament will boast a truly international feel with players from across the region competing. A total of 122 ADT members will play alongside 22 players nominated by the Vietnam Golf Association, ensuring an extremely strong line up of the region’s up and coming players.
The BRG Open Golf Championship Da Nang will be the 10th stop on this year’s ADT – which got underway in March this year at the Gurugram Challenge in India, following a hiatus of over two years as the result of the pandemic.
Added Kudo: “Importantly, September’s event will play a key role in promoting the city of Da Nang as a tourist and golfing destination and help play a part in boosting the local economy.”
The event will also mark the start of a new partnership for the Asian Tour with VGS Events, under the Asian Development Tour platform, with both sharing the same vision to grow the game of golf in Vietnam through the staging of international tournaments.
The Asian Tour was represented by Ken Kudo, Associate Director, Partnerships, Asian Tour.