DEFENDING CHAMPION: Inaugural event.

COURSE: The par-71 Mountain/Ocean course at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club stretches to 6,364 metres. The parkland layout was designed by Dennis Griffiths in 1993 and renovated in 2015.


AUSSIES IN THE FIELD: Daniel Fox, Scott Hend and Josh Younger.


You simply must mention Jazz Janewattananond if he’s in the field … Which he is … In his homeland. The Order of Merit winner claimed the Indonesian Masters last week and has captured three Tour titles this season. There’s nothing to suggest he won’t end the year with another victory.

World Cup-winning Belgian Thomas Detry has been in terrific global form lately, finishing T4th in Mauritius earlier this month, and T28th in Dubai and T3rd in South Africa last month. Don’t be surprised if he claims his maiden Tour victory this week.

Victorian Josh Younger – winner of the recent NSW Open – recorded his second career top-10 finish in Asia last week, sharing third place in Indonesia after leading the field into the weekend. Make sure you keep an eye on the in-form 35-year-old.