The 2016 Volvo China Open golf tournament on the European Tour is taking place this week from April 28 to May 1, 2016, at the Topwin Golf and Country Club located on the north side of Beijing at the base of the Great Wall of China in China. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the European Tour players at the 2016 Volvo China Open.
The China Open has been held annually since 1995 and it has been sanctioned as a European Tour event since 2004. Notable golfers to have won the China Open include 2009 PGA Champion Y.E. Yang who won in 2010, along with Paul Casey (2005) and recent PGA winner Branden Grace who won the China Open in 2012.
The highest ranked golfer in the field this year is Bernd Wiesberger who is ranked #43. Golfers in the field in the top 100 in the world include Thorbjorn Olesen, Kristoffer Broberg, Joost Luiten, Scott Hend, Ross Fisher and Tommy Fleetwood. Also playing is 21 time European Tour winner Miguel Angel Jimenez along with Americans Peter Uihlein from Florida and David Lipsky from California.
The total prize money up for grabs at the 2016 Volvo China Open is $3.08 million. On the European Tour website the total prize money is listed in RMB or the Yuan while the individual prize amounts are listed in Euros. All the prize money below has been converted from Euros to dollars at the current rate of 1.13.
- Winner – $506,482
The winner of the 2016 Volvo China Open will earn $506,482. Last year’s winner was Wu Ashun from China. Wu Ashun is the first golfer from China to win the China Open as a European Tour event and just the third winner from China since this tournament started in 1995.
- Second place – $337,654
Second place is worth $337,654 at the 2016 China Open. Notable players who have come in second in this tournament in the past include Danny Lee (2011), Graeme McDowell (2007) and 15-time European Tour winner Thomas Bjorn (2004).
- Third place – $190,236
Third place at the 2016 Volvo China Open is worth $190,236. Last year, Emiliano Grillo from Argentina, Alexander Levy from France and Prom Meesawat from Thailand all tied for 3rd place here. Emiliano Grillo went on to win his first PGA Tournament last October.
- Fourth place – $151,946
Fourth place is worth $151,946 at the 2016 Volvo China Open. The most notable golfer to finish in fourth here in recent times is Victor Dubuisson. In 2014, Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson tied with Anders Hansen for 5th place at the China Open.
- Fifth place – $128,850