Wednesday, July 23, 2014

RWM Masters 2014 Dangles One Million Dollar Prize Money

Present during the Resorts World Manila Masters 2014 launch were (from left) Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club Chairman Bob SobrepeƱa, Resorts World Manila Chief Operating Officer Stephen Reilly, Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han, and Marketing Director Maideline Aure.

Golf, anyone?  With a million dollar prize like that, I wish I knew how to play golf, and be a "master" in this sport. Now on its 2nd year, the Resorts World Manila Masters 2014 will take center stage on November 20 to 23, 2014 at the prestigious Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club.

Putting the Philippines once again in the tournament map, the golf and tourism sectors have now received a major boost that further elevates its stature both locally and globally.  Resorts World Manila is in a five-year agreement with Asian Tour, the official sanctioning body for professional golf in the region.  RWM brings world-class competition to the country, giving a good exposure to our local athletes to experience international play. This tournament will be televised in over 200 countries and in 650 million homes.

Stephen James Reilly, Chief Operating Officer of Resorts World Manila said, “Last year’s inaugural Resorts World Manila Masters proved to be a victory not just for champion Liang Wen-chong, but also for Philippine golf. By providing a stage in Southwoods Golf & Country Club, top caliber golfers from the Philippines and around the world were able to compete in the country’s biggest golf tournament to date. This year, together with Asian Tour and our new presenting sponsor, we look forward to making the Resorts World Manila Masters even bigger and better with an increased prize fund of US$1 million.”

Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han lauded Resorts World Manila’s decision to raise the tournament’s prize money by another US$250,000 and believes the million-dollar purse will further elevate its stature in Asia.

“With great title sponsors such as Resorts World Manila and a new presenting sponsor in, professional golf in Asia will continue to grow and host exciting tournaments such as the Resorts World Manila Masters presented by” is one of Asia’s leading online casino companies with First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corporation (FCLRC), licensed from the Philippines.

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognized pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. 

The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. 


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