Golf: Maybank Championship Malaysia in February

Kuala Lumpur: The worlds leading golfers are expected to make a return to the 2017 Maybank Championship Malaysia at the Palm Course, Saujana Golf & Country Club from February 9 to 12, 2017, it was announced on Monday.

It will feature a field of 156 players from the Asian Tour and European Tour, competing for a $3 million prize purse.

"I am happy to announce that next year's Maybank Championship Malaysia, will again be in collaboration with the Asian Tour, European Tour, and promoted by our long-time partner GlobalOne. It will be held at the re-designed Saujana Golf and Country Club," said Tan Sri Dato' Megat Zaharuddin, Chairman of Maybank.

"But don't expect the rising professionals from the European and Asian Tours to wilt in the heat either. The Maybank Championship Malaysia's attractions, including early timing in the year and prize money, have always led to a hugely competitive field, and each year's winner has been a surprise. So, come for the excitement," added Tan Sri Dato' Megat.

In 2017, Maybank will reinforce its commitment to grow the game across the region by having the largest number of appropriately qualified Association of Southeast Asian Nations golfers participating in the Maybank Championship Malaysia.