On November 20 to 23, 2014, the highly anticipated and successful Resorts World Manila Masters comes back with a bigger catch to boost this year’s golf tournament offering a record prize fund of US$1 million when the prestigious event returns to Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club. Last year’s tournament offered a prize fund of US$750,000. Resorts World Manila Masters will also boast a new presenting sponsor in 918.com, one of Asia‘s leading online casino companies with First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation (FCLRC) license from the Philippines.
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 (Yolanda).
Stephen James Reilly, Chief Operating Officer, Resorts World Manila Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han, Madeline Aure, Marketing Director, 918.com, and Bob Sobrepena, Chairman, Southwoods Golf and Country Club were all present during the press conference for this year’s Resorts World Masters launch held at TAPS in Genting Club, Resorts World Manila.
The prestigious Genting Club, located at the 3rd floor, MAXIMS, is a members-only lifestyle club designed particularly for Manila’s elite. Home for the creme de la creme, the Genting Club would be the playground for those with discerning taste searching for an escape from the city to relax in exclusivity. A perfect venue to launch Resorts World Manila Masters.
“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 caliber 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,” Reilly mentioned.
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 host 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.
And for additional trivia. Did you know that the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club was built 22 years ago? Southwoods Golf and Country Club was designed by Sobrepena together with the help of Jack Nicklaus “The Golden Bear” who is regarded as the greatest professional golfer of all time!
See you all on November 20-23.
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