The 2022 edition of the Saudi International Golf Championship, presented by SoftBank Investment Consulting, has strengthened its international competitiveness by concluding a historic partnership with the Asian golf tour that will continue for the next ten years, during which the world championship will see the prize money grow total to 5 million US dollars.
The partnership with the Asian Tour of Golf represents a renewed strategy, aimed at bringing the event in different regions of the world. The tournament will be held at the Royal Greens Golf Club and Club in King Abdullah Economic City from February 3-6, 2022 and its competitions are expected to be broadcast in live on many TV channels around the world.
The participation of some of the brightest and most famous international names in the 2021 edition of the Saudi International Golf Championship has helped to make the tournament one of the most important events that gives players points to rank behind the major tournaments and a number of other professional tournaments. .
Saudi Golf and Saudi Golf Federation CEO Majed Al Sorour stressed the importance of this agreement, noting that: “This day is one of the most important moments on the path of the Saudi International Championship, in addition to our vision. in develop international golf events in the Gulf region and on the global stage. “
Al Sorour added: “Asia’s importance and potential in golf is undeniable in how much is a global economic power. This partnership opens up many opportunities for golf players, sponsors and the public. We are eager to help build a more inclusive sport for all professionals. crossing borders and cultures by promoting collaboration with major tours and we see this as an important first step in that journey “.
The Saudi International Championship will be under the auspices of the Asian Tour, which is the official body for golf in the Yellow Continent and a member of the PGA International Tour Federation. It will open up new business horizons and provide opportunities for more professional golfers to qualify and compete.
Cho Min Thant, Commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour, said: “This is a fantastic development for the Asian Tour and has positive implications for all members, stakeholders and fans. The Saudi International Championship presented by SoftBank Investment Advisors is a world-class tournament and we are delighted to be one of the most important tournaments of the upcoming Asian Tour season to guide our expansion in new territories “.
The Saudi International Championship is the first of the tournaments in program in the Asian Tour, whose races for the year 2020/2021 will be announced shortly. The tournament will be managed by IMG, a well-known group in the field of sports management and golf in particular.
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