Barclays extends its sponsorship

Barclays agreed to extend its sponsorship of the Singapore Open until “at least” 2012 and keep the prize money at $5m (£3bn) while expanding the field, tournament organisers said yesterday. As Briton Ian Poulter was sinking the winning putt for a one-stroke victory on the 72nd hole of this year’s tournament, Barclays were finalising the deal that will extend its interest in “Asia’s major”.