World No 3 Rory McIlroy believes that, even though it would be great for the game, there isn’t much chance of an Asian Major being added to the calendar.

The 22-year-old Northern Irishman won his first Major title at the US Open earlier this year, and reckons the traditional nature of the game would make it extremely difficult to create a fifth Major event.

"To be honest, personally, I don't see the possibility of a fifth Major, or an Asian Major, even though it would be great," he said.

"Golf is a very traditional game. We do have the four Major championships already.

"It would be great to see some of the big tournaments moved around the world, but I think because of how traditional it is, that would be a very tough thing to ask."

He does expect more big tournaments on the Asian in the coming years however.

"That is great and hopefully it will help spread the game in this part of the world," he said.

English matchplay specialist Ian Poulter agrees with McIlroy’s opinion.

He believes the four Majors were firmly cemented as the sport's biggest prizes.

"The Majors have been around for so many years. It would be difficult to take one of them somewhere else," he said.

Golf in Asia has been on the rise over the past few years and Asian players are making their mark on the game, leading some – like Lee Westwood – to argue that a Major should take place in the region.

In 2009 Y.E. Yeng, from South Korea, became the first Asian man to win a major when he lifted the USPGA title.