ATGT boosts 2022 season total prize money to B36m

ATGT boosts 2022 season total prize money to B36m

Poom Pattaropong with the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship trophy.
Poom Pattaropong with the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship trophy.

The 2022 All Thailand Golf Tour season is expected to be exciting and lucrative for golfers with a significant increase in prize money, organisers said.

ATGT commissioner Jakraphong Thongyai said this year's schedule promises to be one of the best seasons since the tour was established in 1999.

It is the first time that each tournament offers a prize fund of at least three million baht for a total of 36 million baht for the season.

Each event also offers world ranking points.

"We are excited to announce that this year's total prize money will be 36 million baht. Each tournament, which previously had a purse of two million baht, will now have three million baht in prize money," he said.

"We believe that the increase in prize money will encourage golfers to fight for their dreams and goals during this challenging situation."

A total of 11 events have been confirmed for the 2022 season.

The Thongchai Jaidee Foundation tournament is expected to be added to the schedule in the coming weeks.

The 2022 campaign starts next week at the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship at Rancho Charnvee Resort and Country Club in Nakhon Ratchasima.

The tournament, won by Poom Pattaropong last year, has a total prize fund of four million baht.

It is followed by the E-san Open in Khon Kaen next month.

The season-ending Thailand Masters will be held at Santiburi Country Club in Chiang Rai in November with a purse of five million baht.

Jakraphong admitted the ATGT has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic over the last two years with several postponements and cancellation of tournaments.

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