Here’s a quick stat-pack on the event;
Course :: The MINES Resort & Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Yardage :: 6,966
Par :: 71 (35-36)
Architect :: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Purse :: $6.1 million
Winner’s Share :: $1.3 million
2011 Winner :: Bo Van Pelt (-23)
2010 Winner :: Ben Crane (-18)
Field :: 48 players, no cut
Two Nike athletes will be teeing it up as part of the field of 48. Carl Pettersson and Tiger Woods will be heading overseas to compete for some big cash-money.
Carl Pettersson had a great 2012 season, winning the RBC Heritage adding 5 more Top 10s. He also finished 7th in the regular season FedEx Cup Point standings. Carl is currently 32nd in the World Golf Rankings.
Carl’s last finish was 20th at the TOUR Championship.
Tiger Woods had a wonderful season with 3 regular season wins and 6 Top 10s. He was 1st in the regular season FedEx Cup Point standings. Tiger is currently 2nd in the Wold Golf Rankings.
Tiger’s last finish was a match play event in October 9-12 finishing 3rd (losing in the semi-finals).
Best of luck to both athletes this week.