The event, scheduled for November 29 to December 2, will be the penultimate tournament on the Asian Tour calendar before the Volvo Masters of Asia, which is hailed as the grand finale that will decide the Order of Merit for the season.
"We think players from around the world will participate in this event. Some golfers have heard about this event and they feel excited about playing in the historical land," said Htwe Hta Han, director of event development of the Asian Tour.
The tournament, with prize money of US$300,000 and world ranking points, is sponsored by Johnnie Walker and will take place at the Phokeethra Country Club, which is located close to the magnificent Angkor Wat, a world heritage site.
"We hope the event will be successful. And we also hope to organise a special tournament like this in the following years," said Supachai Verapuchong, managing director of Phokeethra Country Club.
The tournament is scheduled during the peak tourist season and Thong Khon, the Cambodian minister for tourism, hopes it will benefit the Kingdom. "It will bring us more revenue as visitors may extend their trips, not only for the competition but also for travelling within the country," he said.
Apart from the tourist purpose, the meet is also held to improve the sport in the country as local golfers will be able to take part in the event without qualifying as the host nation.
Amateur players also have a chance to hone their skills in the Pro-Am Tournament, which is to stage on November 28. Awarding ceremony will take place on 2.
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