Overview of Tournament
About the Leopalace 21 Myanmar Open
Founded in 1996, the Myanmar Open returned in 2016 after going on hiatus three times. It is the only officially recognized Pro golf tournament on the Asian Tour in Myanmar and has been an important part of golf culture in the country. Shaun Norris was the winner at the tournament held in February 2016, a banner year for the tournament. The tournament, whose winners have included Tetsuji Hiratsuka, Chawalit Plaphol, Boonchu Ruangkit, Thongchai Jaidee, Lin Keng-chi, James Kingston, Anthony Kang, and Kieran Pratt, has become popular in Myanmar as well as countries throughout Asia. The upcoming tournament will be held from Thursday, January 26 to Sunday, January 29.
About the Pun Hlaing Golf Club
Opened in 2000, this golf club was designed by Gary Player and is known as one of the best-built golf clubs in Yangon. Although flat, the well-manicured fairways excel at draining rainwater and are surrounded by greenery. Bunkers can also be found throughout, making it a highly-strategic golf club.