2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington and former champion Matteo Manassero have confirmed their participation in the Maybank Malaysian Open this March 21-24.
The trio will join former World No. 1 Luke Donald in the US$2.75 million event, which will be played on Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club’s West Course for the fourth year running.
Maybank chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor said: “The confirmation of these additional World Top 50 players in this year’s Maybank Malaysian Open shows the strength of our event as well as Malaysia’s strong standing in the golf industry. Spectators will get to see a mix of stars, experience world-class action and be inspired at our own greens. With many renowned golfers who are expected to confirm the participation the coming weeks, I foresee spectators are in for some spectacular golf action.”
The president of the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA), Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor, noted: “The Maybank Malaysian Open has always been a valuable avenue for our professionals to gain experience and expose themselves to high-calibre international golfers. Our Malaysian professionals will definitely benefit from being in the same tournament as these three top golfers.”
“The participation of these top golfers not only further heightens the profile of the prestigious tournament but will also heighten the action during the four-day event. It will be an exhilarating event that fans and golfers would not want to miss!” said John Eu, the chief executive officer of event promoter GlobalOne.
For information on the Maybank Malaysian Open 2013, visit www.maybankmalaysianopen.com. For information on ticketing, go to www.ticketpro.com.my.