Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Joohyung Kim from Korea, Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond – the 2019 Tour number one – four-time Asian Tour winner John Catlin from the United States and defending champion Shiv Kapur from India lead a stellar line-up of players for next week’s Royal’s Cup.

The US$400,000 event, hosted by Grand Prix International Public Company Limited, will be played at Grand Prix Golf Club in Kanchanaburi from February 24-27, and is the second event of the season on the Asian Tour.

Thailand’s Sadom Kaewkanchana, who hit headlines when he claimed the SMBC Singapore Open in January, his countryman Phachara Khongwatmai, who won his first Asian Tour title at the end of last year at the Laguna Phuket Championship, and Australian Scott Hend, a 10-time winner of the Asian Tour, will also compete in the event.

Kim, Catlin and Sadom are the highest ranked players in the field on the Official World Golf Ranking at 82, 150 and 153 respectively. With such an impressive entry list the tournament boasts one of the strongest fields of the year in Thailand.

Due to COVID-19 protocols the tournament will be held behind closed doors, but it is being broadcast live on True Vision Channel, reaching over 20 million households.

Kapur was victorious in 2017 – when the event was a limited-field Asian Tour tournament as 30 of the Tour’s members were competing. This year marks the first time the tournament is a full-field Asian Tour event.