Yesterday, I went for lunch with the senior executives of Resorts World Manila at their Genting Club to discuss the upcoming Resorts World Manila Masters on the Asian Tour.
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.
The highly successful Resorts World Manila Masters, which offered a prize fund of US$750,000 last year, also has a new presenting sponsor. 918.com is coming onboard when the prestigious event returns to Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club from November 20 to 23, 2014.
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ABOUT THE SPONSORS
918.com is one of Asia’s leading online casino companies with First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation (FCLRC) license from the Philippines. Headquartered in Makati, Philippines, it offers entertainment to gaming enthusiasts.
The inaugural Resorts World Manila Masters, by the way, went down as one of the most exciting battles ever seen.
THE DRAMA LAST YEAR
Chinese star Liang Wen-chong came from behind to pip Thailand’s Prom Meesawat in a thrilling play-off.
Everyone also witnessed a gratifying act of kindness by the Chinese champion Liang Wen-chong, who donated half of his prize winnings towards the relief efforts in the Philippines following the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
With its inaugural success and subsequent return of the Resorts World Manila Masters presented by 918.com, the golf and tourism sectors in the Philippines have now received a major boost that further elevates its stature both locally and globally.
A LANDMARK EVENT
Stephen James Reilly, Chief Operating Officer, Resorts World Manila said yesterday, “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."
He added: "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 Philippines’s biggest golf tournament to date."
He continued: "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.”
PROSPECTS FOR THE ASIAN TOUR
Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han lauded Resorts World Manila’s decision to raise the tournament’s prize money by another US$250,000.
He believes the million-dollar purse will further elevate its stature in Asia.
Kyi Hla Han said: “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.”
He added: “I have every belief that this tournament will become one of the most highly anticipated tournaments on the Asian Tour."
ABOUT RWM MASTERS
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 Philippines not only by exposing local athletes to international play, but also by putting the Philippines on the international golfing radar.
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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 in the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognized pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia.
THE ASIAN TOUR PARTNERS
The Asian Tour Partners include:
Official Apparel Partner
Official Headwear Sponsor
Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor
Saxo Capital Markets
Official Statistics Partner
ABOUT RESORTS WORLD MANILA
Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality.