|Location||Jeju Island, South Korea|
|Course(s)||Pinx Golf Club|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||264 Graeme McDowell & Jeev Milkha Singh (2008)|
|To-par||-24 (as above)|
The Ballantine's Championship is a European Tour golf tournament which was played for the first time from 13 to 16 March 2008 at Pinx Golf Club on the island of Jeju in South Korea. It was the first European Tour event to be staged in Korea.
The tournament was announced in July 2007 by the European Tour in partnership with the Korean PGA, marking a continuation of the European Tour's expansion into Asia. The Asian Tour, which had not been offered the co-sanctioning rights to which it felt it was entitled, responded by calling the event an "invasive" action that "colonised" Asia in "blatant disregard" of the "principles of the International Federation of PGA Tours", but six months later it agreed terms to co-sanction the event. The prize fund in the first year was €2 million (circa US$2.9 million).
|2009||Thongchai Jaidee||Thailand||284 (-4)PO|
|2008||Graeme McDowell||Northern Ireland||264 (-24)PO|