04 September 2019
Enhancing the Opportunities of Indonesian Golfers in the 2020 Olympics, 2019 Combiphar Players Championship Held Again.
Jakarta, Indonesia, September 4, 2019 - Combiphar, Indonesia's leading consumer healthcare company, again presents the Players Championship tournament for the fourth time on the Asian Development Tour (ADT). The Combiphar Players Championship will be held at Parahyangan Golf, Parahyangan City, Bandung on September 24-27 2019 with a total prize of US $ 100,000.
Being one of the biggest tournaments on the calendar this season, the Combiphar Players Championship is an important event in the hunt for the ADT Order of Merit title as well as the Asian Tour 2020 card for the top seven golfers on the money list. A total of 144 participants will participate in the 2019 Combiphar Players Championship, which consists of 80 ADT golfers from 20 countries, 50 golfers from the Professional Golf Association Tour of Indonesia and 14 invited golfers.
In addition to providing competitive experience with international golfers in the country, the Combiphar Players Championship is also expected to help Indonesian professional golfers improve the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) ranking. "Furthermore, the international golf tournament which has entered its fourth year is expected to be a means to widen the opportunities for Indonesian golfers to gain points and improve international rankings. Thus, they can compete in the 2020 Olympics and make the nation proud, "continued Michael.
Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour, appreciated the extraordinary support and commitment of Combiphar. "On behalf of all the Asian Development Tour players, we are happy to welcome the return of the Combiphar Players Championship in the ADT schedule. Being a prestigious event for players, we hope this tournament can provide valuable golf experience as well as a place for professional golfers to hone their skills. Once again, I want to express my gratitude to Combiphar, who has again become the main sponsor of one of the most prestigious golf tournaments. "
During the previous two years the Combiphar Players Championship was held in Bali, this year will be held at the golf field created by Bob Moore from the JMP Golf Design Group, in Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung. "The transfer of the Combiphar Players Championship to the new location shows that Indonesia has a golf course that meets intersional standards that provide support for local players to the international stage. Field shifts are expected to provide more competitive challenges while providing higher experience for the participants of this tournament, "Cho added.