The Philippine Open, Asia's oldest national golf championship, will return to the Asian Tour schedule this season after a two-year absence at its traditional venue of Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.
The tournament, a domestic event in 2009 and 2010, will be played for the 95th time from May 12-15 and the country's national golf association (NGAP) hopes its return to the Asian Tour will boost local talent.
NGAP President Leandro R. Mendoza said it would be an opportunity for local players to go head-to-head with the Tour's best.
"Through the Asian Tour sanction, it will also provide a direct route to stardom if one of our Filipino players triumph as the champion will receive a two-year winner's exemption on the Asian Tour," he said in a Tour statement on Tuesday.
The $300,000 Philippine Open will be played at the newly renovated east course at Wack Wack.
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