2016 Indonesian Masters Presented by Zurich

19 September 2016

Asian Tour dan PGA Tour of Indonesia (PGATI) mengumumkan bahwa turnamen golf bergengsi Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich akan kembali digelar di Royale Jakarta Golf Club pada 6-9 Oktober 2016.

Dengan dukungan perusahaan penyedia asuransi global Zurich sebagai mitra baru, event golf yang akan berlangsung selama empat hari ini akan diikuti oleh para pegolf terbaik se-Asia yang akan memperebutkan total hadiah US$ 750.000.

Sebagai turnamen golf unggulan di Indonesia, Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich secara cepat membangun reputasi sebagai turnamen golf yang menghadirkan kompetisi yang ketat dan permainan akhir yang mengesankan di Royale Jakarta Golf Club, di mana para pemain top internasional akan bersaing untuk menjadi yang terbaik di Asia.

Anirban Lahiri dari India memenangi turnamen ini pada tahun 2014 dengan cara yang spektakuler, ketika ia mencetak eagle di hole terakhir untuk mengalahkan Baek Seuk-Hyun dari Korea dan pegolf muda Australia, Cameron Smith. Pada tahun 2015 giliran runners up Masters Lee Westwood yang mampu membalikkan keadaan dalam sebuah babak final yang spektakuler, berhasil lolos dari babak playoff melawan Chapchai Nirat dari Thailand yang mengejar pegolf asal Inggris tersebut setelah Westwood sempat memimpin lima pukulan di babak final.

Kemenangan Westwood tersebut tahun lalu mengukuhkan gelar ketiganya setelah memenangi turnamen ini pada tahun 2011 dan 2012. Pemain top lainnya yang turut berkompetisi dalam turnamen ini di antaranya pemenang Empat Kali turnamen Major Ernie Els, peraih tiga kali Order of Merit Asian Tour Thongchai Jaidee, Juara Open Championship 2011 Darren
Clarke, serta juara Open Championship 2010 Louis Oosthuizen dan bintang Ryder Cup Victor Dubuisson dari Perancis.

Turnamen ini juga diikuti oleh beberapa pegolf profesional dan pegolf amatir dari Indonesia selama beberapa tahun terakhir, di antaranya George Gandranata, Rory Hie, Jordan Irawan, Andik Mauludin dan Tirto Tamardi


The Asian Tour and PGA Tour of Indonesia (PGATI) today announced that the 2016 Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich will return to the impressive surroundings of the Royale Jakarta Golf Club from 6 – 9 October 2016.

Buoyed by the addition of a new presenting partner, in leading global insurance provider Zurich, the four day event will once again welcome the best golfers in Asia as they vie for a share of the US,000 prize purse.

Already the country’s preeminent golf tournament, the Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich is fast building a reputation for delivering intense competition and grandstand finishes at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club, as the top international players go head to head with the best of Asia.

Anirban Lahiri of India won the 2014 tournament in spectacular style, when he holed an eagle putt on the last hole to defeat Seukhun Baek of Korea and young Australian, Cameron Smith. In 2015 it was recent Masters Tournament runner-up Lee Westwood’s turn to deliver a spectacular finale, surviving a play-off with Chapchai Nirat of Thailand who chased down the Englishman’s five-shot lead in the final round.

Westwood’s win made it a tournament hat-trick, having won in 2011 and 2012. Other top players to have competed include four-time Major Champion Ernie Els, three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit Winner Thongchai Jaidee, 2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke, 2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen and Ryder Cup star Victor Dubuisson of France.

The tournament has also welcomed some of Indonesia’s brightest professionals and amateurs over the years, including George Gandranata, Rory Hie, Jordan Irawan, Andik Mauludin and Tirto Tamardi.

Jimmy Masrin, Co-Founder of the Indonesian Masters and Chairman of the Asian Tour said:

‘We’re pleased to announce the 2016 edition of the Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich. Over the last five years, the tournament has clearly established itself as Indonesia’s preeminent golf tournament, and one of the most highly regarded events on the Asian Tour.”

“We welcome Zurich on board as a presenting sponsor for the tournament. The combination of the company’s global profile and reputation within the international golf community, together with its local market understanding will undoubtedly help the tournament in fulfilling its objectives of creating top quality entertainment both on and off the golf course.”

Speaking about its new partnership with the tournament, Peter Huber, President Director of Zurich Topas Life and representing Zurich in Indonesia, said:

“Zurich has been involved with golf for many years through key sponsorship engagements worldwide and we are very proud to now be presenting the 2016 Indonesian Masters. Golf is a game that many of our customers truly love. But our involvement in this sport means more to us than just supporting one of our customers’ passions, and associating our brand with highly positive, emotionally charged moments. It is a true partnership we feel with all of our customers and the community who truly love golf.

“Golf is one of the few sports that does not require a standardized playing area. While the basic rules apply regardless of the terrain, each course is different and players need to adapt their game accordingly if they wish to succeed. They need to be focused and disciplined while maintaining the flexibility to respond to unexpected challenges. This is something that we as insurance professionals have in common with golfers, which explains why Zurich is so engaged in the game worldwide.

“As the government aims to turn Indonesia into a major golfing destination in Asia, Zurich also sees the importance of developing elite local golf talent for the benefit of the sport and Indonesia as a whole. We invite Indonesian golfers to be involved in this prestigious tournament.”

The tournament will be broadcast live across the Asian Tour TV platform, reaching 740 million households in over 180 countries thereby showcasing Indonesia to a global audience.

Sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the PGATI, the Indonesian Masters presented by Zurich will feature 150 players; consisting of 96 players from the Asian Tour; the top 20 professionals from the PGA Tour of Indonesia; the top four Indonesian Amateurs; 15 eligible/available players from the top-50 of the Official World Golf Ranking and 15 sponsor exemption places.