The winner of this month’s Maybank Championship Malaysia will hoist a ‘Tiger’ trophy conceptualised by Maybank and created by pewter specialists Royal Selangor.
The sculptured pewter trophy was unveiled at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur by Maybank chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor and Royal Selangor chairman Tan Sri Yong Poh Kon. Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour, the inaugural event takes place at Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) on February 18-21.
“The tiger is a notable brand mark of Maybank and a symbol of Malaysian national pride. With the trophy we aim to illustrate the best of the Maybank Championship Malaysia – ‘courageous, creative and collaborative’ – whilst playing our role in nurturing the pursuit of professional excellence in the game of golf, now across ASEAN countries,” said Tan Sri Megat.
“We are honoured to have been chosen as the official trophy maker for the Maybank Championship Malaysia, and together with Maybank, we have created a work of art. The intriguing design of the “Tiger” coupled with our intricate craftsmanship, have created a new milestone in the arena of golf trophies in Asia,” said Tan Sri Yong, who is also the president of RSGC.
Tan Sri Megat also announced the participation of 2016 EurAsia Cup captains Darren Clarke and Jeev Milkha Singh, along with rising English star Matthew Fitzpatrick and flamboyant Frenchman Victor Dubuisson. They will join a strong field in the US$3 million event, which includes Martin Kaymer, Louis Oosthuizen, Danny Willett, Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
“The presence of these four renowned players adds to the attraction of the player field at the Maybank Championship Malaysia,” said Tan Sri Megat. “I am pleased that so far, seven of the top 50 world-ranked players will be at the tournament.”
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