The TCL Classic is an annual men's professional golf tournament held in China. It is played at the Robert Trent Jones Jr designed Yalong Bay Golf Club at Sanya on Hainan Island. It was first played in 2002 when it was sanctioned by the Asian Tour and was won by Scotland's Colin Montgomerie. The tournament then lapsed for two years, but it was revived in 2005 with co-sanctioning from the more prestigious European Tour as part of that tour's drive into China, which it now visits more often than any country except its original main base of the United Kingdom. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Sanya (三亚) is a city in Hainan province, China. ... Not to be confused with the unrelated provinces of Henan and Hunan Hainan (海南; pinyin: Hǎinán) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located at the southern end of the country. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... ... Colin Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ...
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