5 things we learned at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters

Mon 01 Oct 2018

5 things we learned at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters


1. The Taiwan Golf and Country Club, nicknamed the Old Tamsui course, is celebrating its centennial year in 2018 as the oldest golf course in Chinese Taipei. It is the traditional home of the storied Mercuries Taiwan Masters.

2. Inaugurated in 1987, the Mercuries Taiwan Masters celebrated its 32nd consecutive edition with a lucrative prize purse of US$850,000 last week. Held annually on the region’s premier Tour since 2004, the prestigious event also hails as the longest-running full-field event on the Asian Tour.

3. Adilson Da Silva has an impeccable track record at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters. After securing three straight top-three results in his last three appearances, Da Silva finally broke through for his maiden Asian Tour title at the 2018 Mercuries Taiwan Masters, becoming the first Brazilian winner on the Asian Tour. He started the season with six consecutive missed cuts before securing his first top-10 result in Japan a week prior to the Mercuries Taiwan Masters. 

4. Da Silva welcomed the birth of his twin daughters Sienna and Amelia just three months ago. He also has a five-year-old son. Da Silva employed the same caddy who helped him to a joint runner-up finish last year.

5. Dedication, passion and an unfailing attachment to golf - George Wong, the man behind the Mercuries Taiwan Masters. It’s hard to miss him on the course because the 84-year-old would be dressed in bright outfits every day, walking the course and chatting to players, spectators and staff.