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European Golf Tour
PGA European - Barclays Singapore Open
From The Sports Network

DATES: Thursday, November 8th through Sunday, November 11th
SITE: Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course), Singapore
COURSE ARCHITECT: Ron Fream (1985), Andrew Johnson (2007)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,372
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 429 Yds10 - Par 4 405 Yds
2 - Par 3 168 Yds11 - Par 4 412 Yds
3 - Par 4 480 Yds12 - Par 4 497 Yds
4 - Par 5 586 Yds13 - Par 4 458 Yds
5 - Par 4 474 Yds14 - Par 3 201 Yds
6 - Par 4 444 Yds15 - Par 4 430 Yds
7 - Par 5 587 Yds16 - Par 4 407 Yds
8 - Par 3 215 Yds17 - Par 3 185 Yds
9 - Par 4 452 Yds18 - Par 5 542 Yds
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36 3,835 Yds35 3,537 Yds
 
Annual:  49th (4th on European Tour)
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 12-5 a.m. (et),
  - Friday/Saturday -- 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Not defending)
Runner-Up:  Juvic Pagunsan
Tournament Record:  267 (Adam Scott, 2010)
54-Hole Record:  199 (Adam Scott, 2010; G. Fdez-Castano, Juvic Pagunsan, 2011)
36-Hole Record:  127 (Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 2011)
18-Hole Record:  61 (Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, 2011 - Tanjong Course)
Course Record:  63 (Angel Cabrera, 2007)
Total Purse:  $6,000,000
Shares:  1st Place - $1,000,000; 2nd Place - $666,660; 3rd Place - $375,600
 
2011 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
G. Fdez-Castano #*199Joost Luiten201
Juvic Pagunsan199Danny Lee201
Louis Oosthuizen200James Morrison202
Anthony Kim200Justin Rose203
Edoardo Molinari201Tjaart van der Walt203

# - Weather Shortened

* - Won in Playoff

 
Past Barclays Singapore Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2011#*Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (199) -- Juvic Pagunsan
2010Adam Scott (267) -- Anders Hansen
2009Ian Poulter (274) -- Wen-Chong Liang
2008Jeev Milkha Singh (277) -- Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els
2007Angel Cabrera (276) -- Vijay Singh
2006#*Adam Scott (205) -- Ernie Els
2005Adam Scott (271) -- Lee Westwood
2004Not Held
2003Not Held
2002Not Held
2001Thaworn Wiratchant
2000Jyoti Randhawa
1999Kenny Druce
1998Shaun Micheel
1997Zaw Moe
1996John Kernohan
1995Steve Conran
1994Kyi Hla Han
1993Paul Moloney
1992Bill Israelson
1991Jack Kay
1990Antolin Fernando
1989Chien-Soon Lu
1988Greg Bruckner
1987Peter Fowler
1986Greg Turner
1985Tze-Ming Chen
1984Tom Sieckmann
1983Chien-Soon Lu
1982Sheng-San Hsu
1981Mya Aye
1980Kurt Cox
1979Shi-Chuen Lu
1978Terry Gale
1977Chi-San Hsu
1976Kesahiko Uchida
1975Yutaka Suzuki
1974Eleuterio Nival
1973Ben Arda
1972Takaaki Knon
1971Haruo Yasuda
1970Yung-Yo Hsieh
1969Tomio Kamata
1968Yung-Yo Hsieh
1967Ben Arda
1966Ross Newdick
1965Frank Phillips
1964Ted Ball
1963Alan Brookes
1962Brian Wilkes
1961Frank Phillips

# - Weather Shortened

* - Won in Playoff

Top Contenders in the Field
Player2008200920102011
Juvic Pagunsan---T-14mc2nd
Louis Oosthuizen---------T-3
Anders Hansen---T-52ndT-11
Rikard Karlberg------T-3T-13
Miguel A. Jimenez---T-45T-8T-19
Y.E. Yang------T-16T-23
Wen-Chong LiangT-322ndT-10T-33
Prayad MarksaengT-22T-31T-10T-33
Francesco Molinari------T-21T-33
Phil Mickelson9thT-14T-37T-33
Scott Hend---T-3T-42T-33
Simon Dyson------mcT-33
Thongchai JaideeT-13T-14T-25T-46
Thomas Bjorn---mcmcT-66
Jeev M. SinghWon---T-16mc
Padraig HarringtonT-2T-38mcmc
Adam Scott---T-3Won---
Paul Casey------------
Rory McIlroy------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Rory McIlroy
Darkhorse - Paul Casey
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Luke Donald) - Finished tied for 18th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Shane Lowry) - Finished 32nd
 
NOTES:The European Tour travels to Singapore this week for the Barclays
Singapore Open at Sentosa Golf Club. This is the 49th edition of the event, but only the fourth year that it is part of the European Tour. The purse for this tournament is $6 million (U.S. dollars), which makes it the largest prize fund for a national open in Asia. This event is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour.

Four of the top 13 players in the world are in the field this week - Rory McIlroy (1), three-time winner Adam Scott (6), Louis Oosthuizen (10) and American Phil Mickelson (13).

McIlroy has finished in the top 10 in six of his last seven events, including three wins. He has already clinched the PGA Tour money title, and leads the European Tour Order of Merit by more than 800,000 euros over Peter Hanson. If he wins the European money title, he will join Luke Donald (2011) as the only players to win the money title on both tours in the same season.

Mickelson finished tied for second last week at the WGC-HSBC Champions. He has finished in the top four in three of his last four events. Mickelson is playing in this tournament for the fifth consecutive year.

Last year, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano birdied the second playoff hole on Monday to defeat Juvic Pagunsan. The tournament had already been shortened to 54 holes due to brutal weather throughout the week. Both players were on the first playoff hole when lightning forced play to be pushed into Monday. It was the first title for Fernandez-Castano since 2008. Pagunsan was trying to become the first Filipino to win a co-sanctioned European Tour event. Fernandez-Castano will not be on hand to defend his title.

In 2010, Scott fired four rounds in the 60s to win this tournament for the third time in six years. Scott claimed the title at 17-under 267 and won by three strokes over Anders Hansen. The win was Scott's seventh on the European Tour and first since 2008.

Ian Poulter captured his first win in three years at the event in 2009. He finished at 10-under-par 274 for a 1-shot victory over China's Wen-Chong Liang. Poulter carded rounds of 66-64-72-72 and won in wire-to-wire fashion.

The European Tour heads to Hong Kong next week for the UBS Hong Kong Open, where McIlroy will defend his title. The tour will also be in South Africa for the SA Open Championship, where Hennie Otto won last year.

11/06 16:15:38 ET

As of November 6, 2012, at 04:15 PM ET