2019 marked the beginning of the latest chapter for the OneAsia™ Tour when it announced the inaugural tournament in its 2019/2020 season – The Langkawi Masters, Kedah. This is a first for Langkawi as well with the Langkawi Masters, Kedah being the first major international tournament to be held in the State of Kedah.
Langkawi holds many great reasons to be the selected venue for this event, not least,in recognition of our Right Honourable Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed. Kedah Darul Aman is his home State and it was felt that with the new OneAsia™ being based in Malaysia it was appropriate that it host the venue for the inaugural tournament.
Together with Menteri Besar Kedah Incorporated and the State of Kedah Darul Aman, OneAsia™ Tour believes this partnership will bring many benefits, not only to Langkawi but also to the State of Kedah Darul Aman and not only in terms of tourism promotions but also as an investor relations tool. Besides the branding and promotions opportunity, golf being the international game of business will also provide the State and sponsors with a great opportunity to engage with both existing and prospective investors / corporate partners on a more intimate and private manner during the Pro-Am tournament and investor relations functions which will be held during the tournament week.
President & CEO of OneAsia™, Mr Kuma Krishna Muthuraja said that “It is imperative that we put OneAsia back where it belongs at the top of Asian Golf. We have some of the best talent in the world and environment to thrive”.
Organised and sanctioned by the OneAsia Professional Golf Tour together with co-sanction partner, the Professional Golf Association of Malaysia (PGAM), this will be an annual event with a contract running up to 2023.