Tony Finau leads the participating stars in the “Saudi International Golf Club”
Public Investments has announced its official sponsorship of the tournament
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International golfer Tony Finau during his participation in the latest edition of the “Saudi Golf Championship” (Middle East)
Jeddah: “Middle East”
International golf stars have announced their participation in the Saudi International Golf Championship, which is sponsored by the Public Investment Fund and hosted by SoftBank Investment Consulting Group, and is expected to be the most powerful Asian Tour tournament ever.
This comes after the announcement of the new official sponsorship of the Public Investment Fund in the tournament, with the participation of a group of the best players in the world in the competitions of the tournament, returning to the site of the “Royal Greens” golf course and club in “King Abdullah Economic City” between the days of 3 and 6 February 2022.
Star Patrick Reed, the 2018 professional champion, returns to Saudi Arabia to take part in the tournament after taking part in all his sessions since its first launch in 2019, and it has been confirmed the participation of Tony Finau, the holder of the United States Ryder Cup Championship, who is looking forward to recording an even better start to the 2022 season after finishing second in last year’s championship, behind champion Dustin Johnson. The tournament will also host 4 of the world’s top 10 players, along with a number of new faces, including the debut of Matthew Wolff, one of the world’s brightest young talents in golf. The list of new entrants to the tournament, which will be held in “King Abdullah Economic City”, includes the Australian golf trio Cameron Smith, Mark Leishman and Lucas Herbert.
French player Victor Perez aims to join the list of stars participating in the tournament to compete for the prize, which was increased to 5 million US dollars, and to score the largest possible number of championship points that a large take part of the total. points awarded by the International Council of International Golf Classification.
Previously announced players include defending champions Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Louis Oosthuizen, Sergio Garcia, Xander Schueffel, Tommy Fleetwood and Phil Mickelson.
Majed Al-Sorour, Vice President and CEO of the Saudi Golf Federation and Saudi Golf, in turn said: “We have managed to gather a group of top international players to attend the next issue of the (Saudi International golf championship). , and there is no doubt that this a Diverse group of top players from the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific will contribute to the excitement of this highly anticipated tournament.
Attracting sports stars to our world events for men and women plays a crucial role in promoting participation in the sporting activities offered by the Kingdom. ”
He continued: “The commitment of our partners in the (Public Investment Fund), by accepting the role of the official sponsor, has contributed to the improvement of the attendance of the tournament to gain great strategic importance for the Kingdom, which has led has had a far-reaching positive impact on the presence of sport in our schools and programs aimed at expanding the fan base, as well as contributing to the rapid improvement of the performance of our national teams as part of our long-term path around this sport to develop in the Kingdom. ”
In addition to the glorious names that have confirmed their participation, a leading group includes the top 30 players from the final qualification arrangement for the Asian round for the 2020-2021 season, which will be completed after the “Singapore International” and ” SMBC-Singapore Open “, which will be held this month. Wade Ormsby (Australia), Bachara Kong Wattmai (Thailand) and Kim Joo-hyung (South Korea) are currently among the top three on the standings.
The Saudi International Golf Championship recently announced a 10-year partnership contract with the Asian Tour, where the tournament will play a crucial role in helping the Asian Tour consolidate its presence on the global golf map.
On the other hand, Cho Min Thant, commissioner and CEO of the “Asian Tour” said: “The (Saudi International Golf Championship) kicks off in less than a month, around the biggest event in the history of the (Asian Tour) We are fully prepared to welcome a busy week of competition with the end of the current season concluding the Singapore Tournaments to confirm the ranking of the top 30 players in the final qualifiers. Saudi International Golf Championship) will provide a wonderful opportunity for our members to play with some of the most prominent international stars of the game, as well as effectively contribute to the expansion of our fan base. ”
The Saudi International Golf Championship, sponsored by the Public Investment Fund and hosted by SoftBank Investment Advisors, focuses on improving the current efforts of the events aimed at supporting “sustainability, innovation, women and youth.” The fund’s primary objective is to accelerate the development of the tournament into an example to be followed in international golf events.