Lin ready to embrace future talents #IM15

Tue 31 Mar 2015

Lin ready to embrace future talents #IM15

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Jakarta, March 31: Chinese Taipei’s Lin Wen-tang believes next month’s CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters presented by Enjoy Jakarta Golf will provide his country’s finest talents with the opportunity to excel on the world stage.
A six-time Asian Tour winner, the 40-year-old has enjoyed a distinguished career on the region’s premier Tour.
He was also in contention at last year’s CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters but had to settle for a tied-fifth finish at the country’s premier golf tournament.
“It's good to see a lot of younger players coming up from Chinese Taipei. Players like Hung Chien-yao and Chan Shih-chang. I think it's only a matter of time before they shine on the Asian Tour.
“They are all playing at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters and hopefully by sharing my experiences with them, we can all do well there,” said Lin.
The CIMB Niaga Indonesia Masters will return to the Royale Jakarta Golf Club where former world number one Lee Westwood of England and Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn are expected to provide the fireworks alongside the region’s best players from April 23-26.
Lin, who is no stranger to success having made his name as one of Chinese Taipei’s most successful players, is looking forward to the challenge with renewed vigour.
“Golf is 70% hard work and 30% luck. I remember playing well at that course last year. I was in contention but a pity I couldn't hang in there to win.
“The Royale Jakarta is a course that suits my game. There are a couple of tricky holes but you stick to your game and stay focused, it's not difficult to score,” said Lin.
Sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the PGA Tour of Indonesia, the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters Presented by Enjoy Jakarta Golf will feature 24 Indonesian golfers, 20 professionals from the PGA Tour of Indonesia and four of Indonesia’s top amateurs who will compete in the 150 player field over 72 holes of individual stroke play.
For more information on the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters Presented by Enjoy Jakarta Golf visit http://www.indonesianmasters.co.id/ and https://www.facebook.com/indonesianmasters.
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About CIMB Niaga
CIMB Niaga was established as Bank Niaga in 1955. CIMB Group holds around 97.9% of the stakes in CIMB Niaga (including PT Commerce Kapital 1.02%). The Bank offers a comprehensive suite of both conventional and Islamic banking products and services, through an expanding delivery channel network of 968 offices all over Indonesia as at 30 September 2014, including 573 branches, 329 Mikro Laju units (including 20 outlets attached to a branch), 66 cash/payment points and 20 mobile branches. CIMB Niaga has 14,853 employees.
CIMB Niaga encourages people to share high growth and take advantage of all the potential that the South-East Asia regions bring – in line with CIMB Group’s brand positioning: “ASEAN for You”.
CIMB Group is Malaysia’s second largest financial services provider and one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups. It offers consumer banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, asset management and insurance products and services. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 9 out of 10 ASEAN nations (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Brunei, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos). Beyond ASEAN, the Group has market presence in China, Hong Kong, Bahrain, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Australia, the US, UK and Korea. CIMB Group is listed on the Malaysian stock exchange via CIMB Group Holdings Berhad. It had a market capitalisation of USD17.9 billion as at 30 September 2014. The Group has over 40,000 employees located in 18 countries.
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Supplier), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), PRG (Official Accessories Supplier), Srixon (Official Ball), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf