The 2011 Asian Tour Avantha Masters schedule and latest updates confirmed that elite golfers of the region are indeed coming to strut their wares. The season opener tee off will be held in India next week. This particular golf tournament in the region is considered as one of the more prestigious ones in the circuit with prize money of approximately $2.3 million or roughly 1.8 million Euros. The schedule of the event will be from February 17 to 20, 2011 and will be held at the DLF Golf and Country Club. Defending champion Australian Andrew Dodt is expected to set the highest standards in an attempt to retain his crown. By all indications this is going to be a promising year for the Asian Tour which is comprised of a total of 26 tournaments in all. These tournaments are spread out along Asia and reaches as far as Switzerland. Golf players will be competing in these tournaments through the course of 12 months.
Based on the 2011 Asian Tour Avantha Masters schedule and latest updates, Jeev Milkha Singha, honorary member of the Asian Tour and twice awarded the Order of Merit will spearhead the events. All in all players would just want to keep themselves injury free in order to allow them to compete in all stages of the tour. According to Singha, he would not want a repeat of his 2010 career where he went stop and start, never really gaining any momentum to create a difference in the tournament. Frustration was the key word for him during that year and with a healthier body in 2011, he hopes to maintain his competitive edge.
Another face to watch is Thongchai Jaidee from Thailand who has won the Asian Tour Order of Merit award three times in the past. At present he holds the distinct record of having the most number of wins in the Asian Tour which is pegged at 13.