Champions Tour eyes more Asia events

The Champions Tour is eying two new events in Japan and China while also finalizing the renewal of a tournament played in South Korea the last two years.

The tour announced its unfinished 2012 schedule on Wednesday, which includes seven new tournament venues and several previously announced date changes for existing events.

The season begins January 20 with the Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii and ends at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship from November 1-4.

There are three open dates in September that the tour hopes to fill with events in Asia. Announcements are expected after January 1, the tour said in a news release.

Two of the tour's five major championships will be played on courses in Michigan: The Senior PGA Championship at The Golf Club at Harbor Shores from May 24-27, and the U.S. Senior Open at Indianwood Golf & Country Club from July 12-15.

The Regions Tradition returns to Alabama's Shoal Creek for the second year and will be staged from June 7-10, while the Constellation Senior Players Championship will be held at Pennsylvania's Fox Chapel Golf Club from June 28- July 1 and the Senior British Open will be played at Turnberry in Scotland from July 26-29.