KARACHI Asian Tour has announced a jam-packed schedule for the year 2010 which will carry a minimum of US 39 million in cash prize money for the golfing professionals of Asia/Pacific. But Pakistan, one of the leading golfing nation in the sub continent, will have no share in 30 plus events that would be organised in 300 days starting from February with the Asian Tour International CC teeing off at Bangkok with US$300,000 as prize money. The total prize fund on the Asian Tour in 2010 will be in excess of US$39 million, reinforcing it as the third largest international Tour behind the US PGA Tour and European Tour, according to information available here Tuesday. The Pakistan Golf Federation, which had reached an agreement with the Asian Tour some time ago to make Pakistan open part of the expanding tour, seems to have once again failed to get a place on the schedule of the events. It could be because the security situation in the country is far from the ideal to host an international event or lack of sponsors. An event could be part of the Asian Tour if could guarantee a minimum of USD 300,000 in prize money. Raising USD 300,000 to host a Tour event has always been beyond the capacity of Pakistani business community. If memory serves one well the PGF had reached an understanding with the Asian Tour that it would hold three Pakistan open as part of the tour for three successive years. A few months back, a representative of the Asian Tour visited Karachi to inspect golfing facilities here. It was an exercise to asses Pakistans preparedness and readiness to host the event and other infrastructures. But the PGF has once again failed to snare in Asian Tour officials who preferred to skip Pakistan while finalising the tour schedule. Pakistani golfers, if given a chance to appear in some of the events, would have unique opportunity to make big money and at the same time help improve standard at home. India, which in recent years entered the Tour emphatically hosting a number of rich events, would be host to two of the five new event in 2010 scheduled. India would also host Hero Honda open, the second richest event of the tour. Like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh also do not appear on Tour schedule. Two new tournaments, the Avantha Championship and Nimbus Pro-Am Championship, will be launched in India while two other tournaments will make their debuts in Malaysia. The Tour is also finalising to launch an Asian Development Tour along the lines of the Nationwide Tour in the United States and European Challenge Tour for emerging players who do not have full playing rights on the Asian Tour. 2010 Asian Tour Schedule: Jan 13-16: Qualifying School Finals, Palm Hills GR & CC/Springfield Village Golf & Spa, Hua Hin, Thailand. Feb 4-7: Asian Tour International, Suwan CC, Bangkok, US$300,000. Feb 11-14: Avantha Championship, DLF GCC, New Delhi, US$1.5 million. Feb 18-21: Nimbus Pro-Am Championship, Delhi GC & Jaypee Greens, New Delhi, US$500,000. Mar 4-7: Maybank Malaysian Open, KL GCC, Kuala Lumpur, US$2 million. Mar 10-11: British Open International Final Qualifying, Asia, Course tba, Kuala Lumpur. Mar 25-28: Event tba( to be announced). Apr 1-4: Event tba. Apr 22-25: Ballantines Championship, Pinx GC, Jeju island, Korea, US$2.9 million. May 13-16: Event tba. May 27-30: Event tba. Jul 29-Aug 1: Brunei Open, Empire Hotel and CC, Bandar Seri Begawan, US$300,000. Aug 5-8: Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters, Seri Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, US$300,000. Aug 12-15: Queens Cup, Santiburi Samui CC, Samui, Thailand, US$300,000. Sep 2-5: Omega European Masters, Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, Crans, Switzerland, US$2.8 million. Sep 23-26: Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open, Course tba, Japan, US$1.5 million. Sep 30-Oct 3: Mercuries Taiwan Masters, Taiwan GCC, Taipei, US$500,000. Oct 7-10: Indonesia President Invitational, Course tba, Jakarta, US$400,000. Oct 14-17: Macau Open, Macau GCC, Macau, US$500,000. Oct 28-31: Iskandar Johor Open, Royal Johor CC, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, US$1 million (minimum). Nov 4-7: WGC-HSBC Champions, Sheshan International GC, Shanghai, US$7 million. Nov 11-14: Barclays Singapore Open, Sentosa GC, Singapore, US$5 million. Nov 18-21: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong GC, Hong Kong, US$2.5 million. Nov 25-28: Event tba Dec 2-5: Kings Cup, Venue tba, US$300,000. Dec 9-12: Event tba. Dec 16-19: The Tour Championship, Details tba Dates to be confirmed: Asia Pacific Golf Classic, Malaysia 2010, The Mines Resort and Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur, US$6 million. Hero Honda Indian Open, Course and prize money tba. Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open, Phokeethra Country Club, Siem Reap, US$300,000. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia.