Asia’s first Major champion YE Yang of Korea will join the star-studded cast at the US$3 million Maybank Malaysian Open next week.
Yang, an Asian Tour honorary member, will vie for honours against a stellar field which includes EurAsia Cup Team Europe captain Miguel Angel Jimenez, Stephen Gallacher and Robert Karlsson at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club from February 5 to 8.
Defending champion, Lee Westwood will also appear in the showpiece alongside Ryder Cup stars Victor Dubuisson, 2010 US Open Champion Graeme McDowell and Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley at the event which is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.
Joining them will be 23-year-old Gary Stal of France and Danny Willett who both won on the European Tour recently.
Yang, who made history when he defeated Tiger Woods at the 2009 PGA Championship, will form the Asian brigade alongside two-time Maybank Malaysian Open champion Arjun Atwal of India, former Asian Tour number one Liang Wen-chong of China and Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand, a three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner.
Indian rising stars Anirban Lahiri, Gaganjeet Bhullar and Rashid Khan will also vie for honours while 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Prom Meesawat, Thaworn Wiratchant, an 18-time Asian Tour winner and Prayad Marksaeng will make-up a truly global field in the event where Maybank will celebrate its 10th year as title sponsor.
The tournament will offer spectators a great variety of off-course activities and attractions in conjunction with the 10th year anniversary of Maybank’s title sponsorship.