Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Four Former Champs Sign Up For MAYBANK MALAYSIAN OPEN 2014
KUALA LUMPUR, April 11, 2014: The Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 just got a whole lot bigger and exciting with several former champions joining a stellar cast. Defending champion Kiradech Aphibarnrat will be joined by former winners, Arjun Atwal (2003, 2008), Alastair Forsyth (2002) and Peter Hedblom (2007) who have confirmed their participation in this year’s tournament.
They will be going up against former world number Lee Westwood of England, South Africa’s 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, three-time Asian Order of Merit winner Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand and Italian Matteo Manassero who had already confirmed their participation for this year’s US$2.75 million event at the Kuala Lumpur and Country Club (KLGCC) from April 17-20.
Westwood (1997), Oosthuizen (2012), Thongchai (2004, 2005) and Manassero (2011) are also former Malaysian Open champions.
Kiradech’s win at last year’s Maybank Malaysian Open helped make him Asian’s number one player. Since winning the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit crown, Kiradech has yet to reproduce his best golf after losing his coach, Natpasit Chokthanasart, nicknamed Pro Jew, who passed away last December.
He, however, is determined to bounce back and is looking at another great performance at KLGCC, to help push him back up the rankings.
With his track record at KLGCC, he will be aiming to recreate the form that led him to the crown last year. A strong performance in Malaysia will be a major boost to his confidence and possibly see a revival of the Thai star.
Over the years, the Maybank Malaysian Open has evolved into one of the leading events in this part of the world due the solid teamwork and relationship between Maybank and all the other stake holders involved in the event. This has been one of the primary reasons the event continues to attract the world’s leading players.
Tickets for Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 can be purchased now from www.ticketpro.com.my, priced at RM10 per day for Thursday and Friday, RM20 per day for Saturday and Sunday or RM40 for a Season Ticket (all four days) or also at the entrance of the event. For senior citizens (55 and above), it is only RM5 for a daily ticket or RM20 for a season pass while children under 16 can watch the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 for free.