Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Selangor Masters - 2008

Petaling Jaya, June 24: The Selangor Masters will make its debut on the burgeoning Asian Tour from August 6 to 9, 2008 and offer a lucrative RM 1 million (approximately US $ 310,000) in total prize money, organizers announced today.

Asia’s top stars including Malaysian stalwarts Airil Rizman, Danny Chia and Iain Steel will assemble at the challenging Seri Selangor Golf Club, Malaysia’s first bonafide public golf course, to challenge for the newest trophy in the region.

It will be the first time that the Selangor State Government of Malaysia will back an Asian Tour tournament which will reach millions of television viewers through a one-hour highlight show beamed via ESPN StarSports, the Asian Tour’s broadcast partner.

The inclusion of the Selangor Masters is a momentous occasion as it will lift the Asian Tour to unprecedented heights where the new tournament will swell its Schedule to an all-time record of 29 tournaments offering over US $ 38 million in prize money.

“On behalf of the Selangor State Government of Malaysia, we are delighted to support the staging of the Selangor Masters at Seri Selangor Golf Club on the Asian Tour in August,” said Selangor State Secretary, Y.B Dato’ Ramli Mahmud.