Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters returns

Wed 03 Sep 2014

Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters returns

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, September 3: The Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters will return onto the Asian Tour Schedule for the seventh consecutive year in September with a prize fund of RM1.3 million (approximately US$410,000).
The full field Asian Tour event, which offered prize money of RM1.2 million last season, will welcome many of the region’s finest players back to the challenging Seri Selangor Golf Club from September 18 to 21 and form part of a busy run of events towards the second half of the 2014 season.
The popular Malaysian tournament, which has become a regular fixture since joining the Asian Tour Schedule in 2008 - a year after it was staged as a local event, will also enjoy widespread television coverage as the weekend rounds will be broadcast live to 180 countries/territories and 625 million homes.
Pariya Junhasavasdikul of Thailand, who won the tournament in 2013 for his second Asian Tour victory, will headline the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters alongside many of the leading Asian Tour stars and Euro Asia Cup Team Asia heroes.
Worldwide Holdings, a 100 per cent subsidiary of PKNS – the development arm of the state of Selangor – will maintain its commitment as the title sponsor of the Selangor Masters for the seventh straight year.
“We are delighted to have forged a very strong partnership with the Asian Tour over the past seven years. Worldwide Holdings has enjoyed great global exposure through the Selangor Masters and we are pleased to announce the event will be staged in September at Seri Selangor Golf Club,” said  Hj.Ami Nardin Hj.Ishak Head Of Corporate Communication Divison of Worldwide Holdings.
“The Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters has grown from strength-to-strength since joining the Asian Tour in 2008 and we are confident our event will continue to attract the best players from the Asian Tour to compete in our tournament.”
The state - owned company has an impressive portfolio of businesses which include property development and investment, environmental management services, manufacturing of medical devices and investment holding in Selangor.
Worldwide Holding’s support of the Selangor Masters is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) where apart from sports sponsorship, it also supports the underprivileged through various community projects under the Yayasan Raja Muda Selangor (YRMS).
Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han lauded the continued support of Worldwide Holdings. “We are proud with our long-established association with the Selangor Masters and I would like to thank Worldwide Holdings and the Selangor Government for their commitment and contribution towards the game at the highest level in Asia,” said Han.
“Our talented players always look forward to playing in the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters and I am sure we will enjoy another great week of golf at Seri Selangor. The Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters will also give Malaysian players an opportunity to enhance their games as many will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of Ben Leong who won the event in 2008.”
Past champions of the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters include Ong Ben Leong of Malaysia (2008), Rick Kulacz of Australia (2009), Angelo Que of the Philippines (2010), Joonas Granberg (2011), Thaworn Wiratchant (2012) and Pariya from Thailand last year.
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