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The Return of the Macau Open: Legendary Players and Shining New Stars Gather at the Macau Golf Open

August 22, 2023 at 19:18 PM


Legendary players and shining new stars gather at the venue Macau Open kicks off in October

(From left) Zhang Lianwei, the legendary Chinese player, He Chaofeng, the general executive director of Macao Entertainment Group, Pan Yongquan, the director of the Sports Bureau of the Macau Special Administrative Region Government, Jasmine, the vice president of IMG Golf Department, and Huen Peiyan, an excellent local golfer in Macau, attended the press conference

[Sina Sports News]On August 22, Beijing time, from October 12 to 15, 2023, the highly anticipated 2023 Macao Entertainment Comprehensive Macau Golf Open will be held at the Macau Golf and Country Club in China. This event is one of the stops in the 2023 season of the Asian Professional Golf Tour (Asian Tour), with a total prize money of 1 million US dollars, and a total of 144 players participated.

The Macau Open (Golf) is sponsored by Macau Entertainment Integrated Resort Co., Ltd. (Macau Entertainment), and Macau Entertainment has signed a three-year agreement with IMG, the event promotion and organizer. Macau Entertainment Complex is the leading owner, operator and developer of Macau’s leading integrated entertainment resorts. The Sports Bureau of the Macau Special Administrative Region Government is the co-organizer of the Macao Entertainment Integrated Macau Golf Open, and is certified by the Asian Golf Professional Tour and the Macau Golf Association.

Asian Tour Commissioner and Executive President Cho Minn Thant said: “For the Asian Tour, the return of the Macau Open is of great significance! Over the past 20 years, it has played a very important role in the history of the Asian Tour. An important role. There is no doubt that our players are very happy to see it back on the schedule, and look forward to showing their competitiveness in this arena! Thanks to the Sports Bureau of the Macau Special Administrative Region Government, and special thanks to Macau Entertainment Group, Macau The Golf Association, Macau Golf and Country Club and IMG have contributed to the return of the tournament!”

“Macau Golf Open can be restarted. We are very grateful to the full support of the title sponsor Macau Entertainment Integrated Resort Co., Ltd., as well as the support of the Asian Golf Tour and the Macau Golf Association. In order for Macau sports to contribute to Macau All walks of life have brought more positive influences. The Sports Bureau continues to introduce various types of large-scale sports activities. Through sports as a platform, it promotes the city image of Macau as a world center of tourism and leisure, and combines sports, culture and tourism to enhance sports. The brand effect of the event will promote the development of Macau’s sports industry and bring into play the linkage effect of cross-border integration such as sports tourism.” said Pan Yongquan, Director of the Sports Bureau of the Macau Special Administrative Region Government.

He Chaofeng, executive director of Macau Entertainment Group, said: “We are very happy to see the return of the Macau Golf Open since 2017. Macau Entertainment Group will provide title sponsorship for the event for three consecutive years starting from this year, and we are ready to welcome At the same time, we sincerely welcome golf lovers from all over the world to come to Macau to watch the game.” She emphasized: “We believe that this event will not only attract great attention and attention from the international golf community, but will also bring great importance to Macau. Young athletes provide opportunities to participate in professional-level events. As an annual international sports event, the ‘Macau Macau Golf Open’ demonstrates the importance of Macau as a sports city and will help further promote the integrated development of ‘sports + tourism’ in Macau.”

Since its inception in 1998, the Macau Open has attracted many of the world’s top players. This year’s event, the world’s top 50 Australian rising star Min Woo Lee has been confirmed to participate; the legendary Chinese player Zhang Lianwei, who won the Macau Open twice in 2001 and 2002, will also return to the game.

Li Minyu is a strong player in Australia. He tied for fifth in the Grand Slam U.S. Open in June, creating the best result of his career. At only 25 years old, he is looking forward to winning the championship trophy at Macau Golf and Country Club. “This will be the first time for me to participate in the Macao Entertainment Comprehensive Macau Golf Open, and I am looking forward to it,” Li Minyu said, “I heard that the event and the course are very good, and I hope I can win the championship.”

Zhang Lianwei is a pioneer of professional golf in China. He has won many victories around the world, including five victories on the Asian Tour. He was also the first Chinese player to participate in the Masters in 2004.

“The Macau Open is one of my favorite tournaments. I have had many memorable moments here, especially in 2002 when I defeated Nick Price in a playoff and successfully defended my title. I believe this year’s tournament will be even more exciting , I am also looking forward to competing with the next generation of golfers!” The 58-year-old is very happy to see the return of the Macau Open with the help of Macao Entertainment Group.

India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar, winner of the 19th Macau Open in 2017, will return to Macau to defend his title. Along with him are the 2016 Asian Tour Money King, Asian Tour ten-time winner, Australian Scott Hend (Scott Hend), five-time Asian Tour champion Zhan Shichang from Chinese Taipei, three-time Asian Tour champion The winners are Miguel Tabuena from the Philippines, Wade Ormsby from Australia and four-time Asian Tour champion.

There will also be many famous Thai players participating in this event, including Thailand’s number one Sadom Kaewkanjana and the legendary Thaworn Wiratchant. Willacang has won 18 Asian Tour championships in his brilliant career, and is the player with the most championships on the Asian Tour.

The Macao Entertainment Comprehensive Macau Golf Open in 2023 will also feature many young stars, such as Taichi Kho, the champion of this year’s International Metropolitan Golf Championship, Hong Kong player Taichi Kho, and local amateur player Hun Peiyan from Macau, China. Pui-In) and Kaijun Ma.

Xuan Peiyan played in the Macau Open twice as a teenager in 2016 and 2017. Although he failed to make the cut, he gained valuable experience from both tournaments and is looking forward to playing for the third time this year. , I have gained a lot of valuable experience, I am very happy to have the opportunity to participate in the competition again, looking forward to the arrival of the event, I hope I can perform better this time!” said the 23-year-old.

Lu Jingzhao, chairman of the Macau Golf Association, emphasized that the return of the Macau Open is a big step forward, “After five years, we are all very much looking forward to the return of the Macau Open. This event will definitely greatly promote the development of the local golf industry. “

Grant Slack, executive vice president and head of golf at IMG, said: “Over the years, we have been very honored to be involved in the preparations for the Macau Entertainment Integrated Macau Golf Open. The return of the event in 2023 is exciting, and it is the event’s For the 20th edition, our goal is to make it a milestone event.”

2023-08-22 11:18:00

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