Posted on Golf 365 - November 21, 2013
"Major champions Ernie Els and John Daly have confirmed their participation in the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters in 2013.
Els, the reigning British Open champion and Daly, a two-time Major winner, will headline the event alongside the talented Asian Tour stars at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club from May 2 to 5, 2013.
PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk (CIMB Niaga) was excited to continue their title sponsorship for the second year and emphasized their commitment to develop the game of golf in Indonesia.
"I am delighted that the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters 2013 will once again welcome some of the world's best golfers. Ernie Els and John Daly are not only legends in golf but are also very popular and I am sure their presence will further enhance our country's premier tournament. We are committed to developing golf in Indonesia and strongly believe that this event serves as a great platform for junior, amateur and professional golfers to aspire to," said Arwin Rasyid, President Director of CIMB Niaga.
Els, also known as "Big Easy", has won more than 60 professional tournaments around the world, including seven World Match Play titles and four major victories.
He captured his second British Open title at Royal Lytham and St Annes in July.
"Everyone who knows me knows that I love playing in Asia and I am excited about returning to Indonesia. I thoroughly enjoyed playing in Bali many years back and I am sure playing in Jakarta at Royale Jakarta will be as good an experience for me."