Jakarta, Indonesia: The Indonesia PGA Championship will showcase leading players from OneAsia and the Japan Golf Tour Organisation (JGTO) when it returns to Damai Indah Golf – Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD).
The tournament, which was inaugurated in 2011, will be jointly sanctioned by OneAsia and the JGTO for the third successive year.
Damai Indah Golf – BSD Course, the first Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Indonesia, will host the tournament from July 30 to August 2.
Japan’s Michio Matsumura birdied the last three holes to win the Indonesia PGA Championship last March. The 31-year-old posted rounds of 65, 67, 67 and 68 to finish on 21-under-par and claim the US$180,000 first prize.
“This will be the fourth staging of the Indonesia PGA Championship under the OneAsia banner and we have seen it grow in stature during that time,” said Johannes Dermawan, Chairman of the PGA Tour of Indonesia.
“We witnessed a thrilling finish last year involving players from Japan, Australia, the Philippines and China reflecting the cosmopolitan make-up of the field. The Indonesia PGA Championship also affords several local players the opportunity to test themselves against Australasia’s finest and gives fans the chance to see top-quality golf.”
OneAsia Commissioner and Chairman Sang Y. Chun said that the partnership with the JGTO had borne fruit at the Indonesia PGA Championship.
“The presence of leading players from the JGTO at the Indonesia PGA Championship has taken the tournament to a new level and bred a healthy rivalry with our members,” he said.
The event is one of two tournaments this year jointly sanctioned by OneAsia and the JGTO.
The first is the Singha Corporation Thailand Open which will tee off on the Plantation Course at Siam Country Club from June 11-14.
Both the Thailand Open and Indonesia PGA Championship are promoted by World Sport Group, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.