Come October, Indonesia’s top golfers will once again gather at the impressive Royale Jakarta Golf Club as they battle it out in the 2016 Indonesian Masters. Scheduled to take place between the 6th and 9th of October, the tournament is bound to get the hearts of golf enthusiasts racing with excitement.
This year’s edition of the tournament sees globally-renowned insurance company, Zurich, come on board as presenting partner. Asia’s best golfers will compete for a share of the US$750,000 prize purse, which will surely spice up the tournament.
Jimmy Masrin, Co-Founder of the Indonesian Masters and Chairman of the Asian Tour, said: “We’re pleased to announce the 2016 edition of the Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich. Over the last five years, the tournament has clearly established itself as Indonesia’s preeminent golf tournament, and one of the most highly regard events on the Asian Tour.”
News of Zurich coming on board to back the tournament stirred excitement amongst locals, both in and beyond the golfing community. Zurich is expected to play an integral role in creating top quality entertainment both on and off the golf course.
Peter Huber, President Director of Zurich Topas Life and Country CEO of Zurich Indonesia, said: “Zurich has been involved with golf for many years through key sponsorship engagements worldwide and we are very proud to now be presenting the 2016 Indonesian Masters. “Golf is a game that many of our customers truly love, but our involvement in this sport means more to us than just supporting one of our customers’ passions, but also associating our brand with highly positive, emotionally charged moments. It is a true partnership we feel with all of our customers and the community who truly love golf.”
The tournament is no stranger to spectacular finishes, with last year’s edition of the tournament seeing Lee Westwood surviving a play-off with Chapchai Nirat, who had trailed the Englishman but clawed back to chase down Westwood’s five-shot lead in the final round.
Other top players to have graced the tournament over the years include four-time Major Champion Ernie Els, three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit Winner Thongchai Jaidee, 2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke, and Ryder Cup star Victor Dubuisson.
The tournament has also long been a platform for Indonesia’s brightest professionals and amateurs to showcase their golfing prowess, with the likes of George Gandranata, Rory Hie, and Andik Mauludin having competed in previous editions.
The 2016 Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich will be broadcast live across the Asian Tour TV platform and will reach a potential audience of 740 million households in over 180 countries, showcasing Indonesia to a global audience.
For ticketing information and other tournament updates, stay updated on www.indonesianmasters.co.id