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Singapore Open targets world's best

Phil Mickelson is being targetted by organisers of the Singapore Open, who if successful will have a tournament featuring four of the world's top 10 players.

World number two Mickelson is in the sights of Singapore Open chairman Graham Bell, who is working to make the championship the "Major of Asia".

"We have always stated our intention to bring the worlds best players to the Barclays Singapore Open," he said.

"Last week, we announced Angel Cabrera in addition to our exciting line up of worlds top golfers such as Adam Scott, Ernie Els and Vijay Singh.

"Im happy to say were in discussions with Phil Mickelson at this stage and we hope to be able to announce more players in due course."

The golfing big guns are heading to the city-state with prize money for the tournament at the newly-renovated Serapong course at Sentosa Golf Club boosted by one million dollars to four million dollars this year.

Organisers have said they want to lift the cash pot to five million dollars in 2008 to make it one of the most lucrative golf tournaments in the world.

Also in the field for the November 1-4 event are former US Open winner Michael Campbell, Ryder Cup hero and stalwart of the European Tour Darren Clarke, and one of Asia's leading players, Shingo Katayama from Japan.


July 24, 2007

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