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Macau Open prize money increases
The Venetian-Macao Resort-Hotel has confirmed its title sponsorship of the Venetian Macau Open for the second consecutive year. Jointly organized by the Sport Development Board (ID) and the Golf Association of Macau, the tournament is sanctioned by the Golf Association, the Asian Tour and promoted by IMG.
Taking place between October 17 and 20 at the picturesque Macau Golf & Country Club, the 15th tournament will boast a total prize pool of USD800,000, which is an increase of 6.25% compared to last year. Information released yesterday indicates that the competition will be broadcast on the Asian Tour television platform, which provided over 600 hours of coverage last year.
Vong Iao Lek, the President of the ID, spoke about what the tournament means for Macau: “The Venetian Macau Open has already established itself as one of the city’s top sporting highlights and over the past 15 years, it has successfully showcased to the world how Macau can play host to a top class international golf tournament. We have had a long-term, fruitful working relationship with the Golf Association of Macau with this tournament and we hope to continue this for many years.”
Edward Tracy, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd. said that the Macau Open is “one of the city’s most iconic annual sporting events” and that the Sands is “committed to helping it become the best golf event on the Asian Tour”.
Asian Tour Executive Chairman Kyi Hla Han added that “some of the world’s biggest names in golf have participated here and we look forward to another world-class field this year.”
The Venetian Macau Open will once again be a free entry event for golf fans from around the world. Since it began in 1998, world renowned golfers have played in the Macau Open, including Lee Westwood, Colin Montgomerie, Nick Faldo, Padraig Harrington, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam and Mark O’Meara.
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