Million dollars boost for Resorts World Manila Masters

Wed 23 Jul 2014

Million dollars boost for Resorts World Manila Masters

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Manila, July 23: The second edition of the Resorts World Manila Masters on the Asian Tour will offer a record prize fund of US$1 million in November, officials announced today.
The highly successful Resorts World Manila Masters, which offered a prize fund of US$750,000 last year, will also boast a new presenting sponsor in 918.com when the prestigious event returns to Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club from November 20-23, 2014.
918.com is one of Asia’s leading online casino companies with First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation (FCLRC) license from the Philippines. It is headquartered in Makati, Philippines, and offers entertainment to gaming enthusiasts as well as cooperating with famous international software providers.
The inaugural Resorts World Manila Masters went down as one of the most exciting battles ever seen on the Asian Tour with Chinese star Liang Wen-chong coming from behind to pip Thailand’s Prom Meesawat in a thrilling play-off.
It also witnessed a gratifying act of kindness by the Chinese champion, who donated half of his prize winnings towards the relief efforts in the country following the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
With its inaugural success and subsequent return of the Resorts World Manila Masters presented by 918.com, the golf and the tourism sectors in the Philippines have now received a major boost that further elevates its stature both locally and globally.
Stephen James Reilly, Chief Operating Officer, Resorts World Manila said, “Last year’s inaugural Resorts World Manila Masters proved to be a victory not just for champion Liang Wen-chong, but also for Philippine golf. By providing a stage in Southwoods Golf & Country Club, top calibre golfers from the Philippines and around the world were able to compete in the country’s biggest golf tournament to date. This year, together with Asian Tour and our new presenting sponsor 918.com, we look forward to making the Resorts World Manila Masters even bigger and better with an increased prize fund of US$1 million.”
Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han lauded Resorts World Manila’s decision to raise the tournament’s prize money by another US$250,000 and believes the million-dollar purse will further elevate its stature in Asia.
“With great title sponsors such as Resorts World Manila and a new presenting sponsor in 918.com, professional golf in Asia will continue to grow and hosts exciting tournaments such as the Resorts World Manila Masters presented by 918.com.
“I have every belief that this tournament will become one of the most highly anticipated tournaments on the Asian Tour and on behalf of our talented players, I would like to express our fullest appreciation to Resorts World Manila and 918.com for their support of professional golf at the highest level in Asia,” said Han.
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About RWM Masters
The 2nd Resorts World Manila (RWM) Masters is a US$1 million world-class golf competition set to take place from November 20 to 23, 2014, in the Philippines. The tournament will be held at the prestigious Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club. By signing a landmark five-year agreement with the Asian Tour, the official sanctioning body for professional golf in the region, RWM brings world-class competition to the country not only by exposing local athletes to international play, but also by putting the Philippines on the international golfing radar. The RWM Masters will be beamed through the Asian Tour’s global television platform and televised in over 200 countries and 650 million homes. The tournament marks yet another step in RWM’s efforts to champion Filipino talent, not only in entertainment and the arts, but also in terms of sports as it supports and develops local athletes for international success.
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 Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistics Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.