:Resorts World Manila, the only one-stop, nonstop tourism and entertainment destination in the country, has signed a landmark five-year agreement with the Asian Tour to title sponsor a new US$750,000 tournament in November, officials announced today.
The Resorts World Manila Masters will be held at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club from November 14 to 17, 2013 where all four rounds will be beamed live on the Asian Tour’s global television platform that reaches over 200 countries and 650 million homes.
The long-term partnership between Resorts World Manila and the Asian Tour, which is the official sanctioning body for professional golf in the region, is a massive boost for the development of the game in the Philippines and across Asia, especially with golf returning to the Olympic Games in 2016.
Resorts World Manila believes its first sponsorship foray on the Asian Tour will also showcase the Philippines to the eyes of the golfing world and boost the tourism sector.
Asia’s newest tournament is primed to attract the top stars from the Asian Tour along the likes of home heroes Angelo Que, Juvic Pagunsan and Frankie Minoza, all winners on the region’s premier Tour.
Resorts World Manila is also supporting the development of junior golf and sports in the Philippines.
“On behalf of Resorts World Manila, we are truly privileged to announce a momentous five-year agreement with the Asian Tour to host the Resorts World Manila Masters at Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club in November,” said Resorts World Manila COO Steve Reilly.
“It is our privilege to host a truly world-class golf championship in the Philippines that will showcase the professional game at the highest level in the country,” Reilly added. Through the extensive television exposure, the Resorts World Manila Masters will undoubtedly promote the sports and tourism sectors of the Philippines.
“As this is a five-year agreement, we have every desire to grow the Resorts World Manila Masters into a sporting extravaganza that will entertain golf fans and television viewers from around the world. We want our event to be the golfing pride of the Philippines, hence the long-term agreement with the Asian Tour,” according to Reilly.
The Camp Aguinaldo Junior Golf Team, who are members of the JunGolf Foundation of the Philippines, were also present in today’s historic press launch of the Resorts World Manila Masters. The team, led by head coach and former Asian Tour member Carito Villaroman, won five gold medals in the recent True Vision International Golf Championship.
“We recognise the need for Resorts World Manila to fully support junior golf programmes in our country. With golf returning to the Olympics in three years’ time, we hope to play a role in ensuring that the Philippines will be represented in golf,” Reilly further added.
Asian Tour Executive Chairman Kyi Hla Han said the new partnership with Resorts World Manila was yet another positive development for the game in Asia. Two new events have already been held on the 2013 Asian Tour Schedule, with several other new tournaments to be announced in due course.
“On behalf of our players, I would like to extend our fullest gratitude to Resorts World Manila for its belief and confidence in the Asian Tour as we seek new and exciting playing opportunities for our highly talented membership,” said Han.
“This long-term agreement with one of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates is a wonderful endorsement for the Asian Tour and shows the confidence of the market place in our players and brand,” Han added.
“I am sure the Resorts World Manila Masters will create a very positive and meaningful impact for the game in the Philippines and across Asia. As all our tournaments offer Official World Golf Ranking points, the Resorts World Manila Masters will provide opportunities for players from the Philippines and across Asia to play their way to Rio De Janeiro.”
Resorts World Manila is the first integrated resort in the country offering a variety of leisure and lifestyle alternatives to guests from around the world. With three hotels, a grand performing arts theater, over 50 dining outlets, an upscale shopping mall, and the biggest casino in the country.
About the Asian Tour
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 Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), BlackBerry (Official Communications Partner), Cityneon (Official Event Overlay Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
About Resorts World Manila
Resorts World Manila (RWM) is the first one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination in the Philippines that features exciting recreational thrills, superlative performances, unique events, and spectacular lifestyle options. Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality. This integrated lifestyle hub is home to three international lodging brands: the all-luxury suite MAXIMS Hotel; the five-star brand MARRIOTT Hotel Manila; and REMINGTON Hotel which offers cozy and superb accommodations for great value.
Also home to RWM is The NEWPORT Mall, which features international luxury brands. Experience a unique viewing experience at The Newport Cinemas with stadium seating and state-of-the-art cinema technology. Watch grand-scale performances at the 1,500-seater, ultra-modern Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), which boasts of state-of-the-art lights and sounds innovations, and the largest LED wall in all of Southeast Asia, or relax in the cozy interior and chilling 24/7 entertainment provided for you at Bar 360.
Spend a whole family day affair with the many attractions offered by GameZoo amusement center, including exclusive multi-dimensional virtual rides, exclusive arcade games, and more fantastic activities for kids of all ages.
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