Bandar Malaysia boost for Malaysian Open

[L-R] Asian Tour director of partnerships Charlie Tingey, Datuk Majid Manjit Abdullah, MGA president Admiral (R) Tan Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor, Olympic Council of Malaysia president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria and Winning Matters chief executive Arep Kulal unveil the Bandar Malaysia Open 2020 logo

Shah Alam [SELANGOR]: The prestigious Malaysian Open received a massive shot in the arm with Bandar Malaysia being named as the title sponsor for one of the region’s most highly regarded national Opens.

The Bandar Malaysia Open is making its return to the Asian Tour schedule after a four-year absence and will be sanctioned by the Asian Tour in partnership with the Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO).

The flagship event for the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) will offer a lucrative prize purse of US$1 million when it tees off at the Kota Permai Golf and Country Club from March 5-8.

“We are delighted to welcome Bandar Malaysia as the title sponsor of our prestigious National Open. This much-storied championship is the pride of Malaysia’s golfing community and we are happy that Bandar Malaysia shares our passion in growing the profile of the game of golf in this country,” said MGA president Admiral (R) Tan Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor.

With Bandar Malaysia onboard, it certainly adds prominence to this world-class professional event and we look forward to an exciting week ahead.”

Bandar Malaysia takes on the titular sponsorship of one of Asia’s most prestigious and historic golf tournaments, which was inaugurated in 1962 and has crowned many notable champions over the years.

“The Bandar Malaysia Open will give opportunity to Malaysian players, both professionals and amateurs to compete against the best players from the Asian and Japan Tours. This professional event will certainly put Malaysia in the regional golfing map and it is an honour or us to play our part in making the Bandar Malaysia Open a huge success,” noted Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Berhad executive vice-chairman Tan Sri Lim Kang Hoo.

The Bandar Malaysia Open 2020 also received unprecedented backing with Tree Technologies and Tourism Malaysia as co-sponsors and Kota Permai Golf & Country Club as host venue.

Other sponsors are Mazda (Official Car), Sunway Clio Hotel (Official Hotel), 100PLUS (Official Beverage), Callaway (Official Equipment), Titoni (Official Timekeeper), CrestLink (Official Apparel), Kenwood (Official Communications) and Luen Heng (Official Spirits). The championship is also supported by TM Unifi, Red Crescent and Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam.