Top trio confirmed for Maybank Championship

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KUALA LUMPUR: World number 19 Danny Willett of England and leading Asian Tour players Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand have confirmed their participation at the Maybank Championship Malaysia, which will to be held at the Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) from February 18–21.
The trio join previously confirmed participants Louis Oosthuizen and Martin Kaymer, ensuring that the inaugural edition of the tournament will have at least five of the world’s top 40 in attendance.

Willett was a member of the triumphant European team at last week’s EURASIA CUP, securing the winning point for Captain Darren Clarke’s side against Team Asia, which featured Aphibarnrat and Jaidee.

The US$3 million tournament will  be co-sanctioned by the Asian and European Tours, the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour and the Professional Golf Association of Malaysia (PGAM).