The fifth edition of the US$1 million Resorts World Manila Masters will return to Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club from November 9 to 12, 2017 with a charity initiative to support families affected by an unfortunate incident that occurred in Resorts World Manila (RWM) last June 2.
Organisers of the richest professional golf tournament in the Philippines this season said they were committed to support the people affected at Resorts World Manila through the prestigious Asian Tour tournament.
|(L-R) Jeff Kimble, Stephen Reilly, Robert Sobrepeña with the RWM Masters Trophy|
A fundraising initiative will be undertaken at the tournament where the Asian Tour and its members will be making their contributions to a charity fund set up by Resorts World Manila specially for the dependents of those who were lost.
Proceeds from the fundraising efforts will be channeled to the children and qualified heirs of Resorts World Manila employees and guests affected by the incident.
|Stephen Reilly, CEO Resorts World Manila|
|Mr. Jeff Kimble speaking in behalf of the Asian Tour|
The Resorts World Manila Masters has established itself as a highly popular event since its debut on the Asian Tour in 2013. As the most lucrative full-field Asian Tour event, the Resorts World Manila Masters has welcomed worthy winners each year, with China’s Liang Wen-chong (2013), Singapore’s Mardan Mamat (2014), Thailand’s Natipong Srithong (2015) and India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia (2016) lifting the prestigious title.
|Robert Sobrepeña, Chairman - Southwoods Golf and Country Club|
Amongst the leading Filipino golfers tipped to compete for the Resorts World Manila Masters 2017 title include the likes of Angelo Que, Miguel Tabuena and Antonio Lascuna.
As the tournament is staged towards end of the 2017 season, it will also play an important role in shaping the race for the prestigious Order of Merit crown.
American David Lipsky currently tops the Merit list, followed closely by Chawrasia, who is the defending champion of the Resorts World Manila Masters.
|Resorts World Manila Masters Jacket|
|With the Mutya Ng Pilipinas 2017 Candidates|
|Tee-Off to the RWM Masters Tour 2017|
(L-R) Jeff Kimble, Stephen Reilly, Robert Sobrepeña
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 recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), FENIX XCell (Official Apparel Supplier), Titleist (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Partner), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official International Media Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.
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