A Parade of Champions at the BNI Indonesian Masters Presented by TNE

Lee Westwood -IM Past Champion 2011, 2012, dan 2015, Bernd Wiesberger -IM Past Champion 2013, Jazz Janewattananond -IM Past Champion 2019, Poom SaksansinIM Past Champion 2016 & 2018 , Anirban Lahiri – IM Past Champion 2014, during the BNI Indonesian Masters Presented by TNE Press Conference Talkshow session on Tuesday (29/11) at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club.

JAKARTA, NOVEMBER 29, 2022 – The prestigious BNI Indonesian Masters presented by TNE is set to deliver an exciting week of world-class golf action on December 1-4, 2022. At the Royale Jakarta Golf Club, past Indonesian Masters winners will compete for a total prize pool of US$1,500,000.

Defending champion Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand will undoubtedly be seeking to retain the title he won in 2019. The 2019 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner is determined to become only the second golfer in history to win the event back-to-back, repeating Lee Westwood’s feat in this competition in 2011-2012.

Jazz won the 2019 Indonesian Masters by five strokes over compatriot Gunn Charoenkul. The Thai golfer clinched his third Asian Tour title of the season with a total score of 265 (23-under-par).

However, Jazz’s quest for further success must first answer the ambitions of Westwood as well as his fellow countryman Poom Saksansin. Westwood currently holds the record for the most Indonesian Masters titles (3), and he hopes to become the first golfer to win the Indonesian Masters four times with his participation in the country’s largest professional golf tournament this year.

On the other hand, Poom is just as determined as Westwood. He also seeks to equal Westwood’s three Indonesian Masters championships. In addition to Jazz, Westwood, and Saksansin, two past winners, Bernd Wiesberger (2013) and Anirban Lahiri (2014) will also heat up the competition at the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by TNE.

BNI Indonesian Masters presented by TNE will also feature Order of Merit (OOM) leaders from the Asian Tour and International Series, such as Sihwan Kim, who is ranked first on the Asian Tour OOM and second on the International Series OOM; Bio Kim, who is ranked second on the Asian Tour OOM; Nittithorn Thippong, the International Series Singapore champion who is ranked third on the Asian Tour OOM; and Scott Vincent, who is ranked fourth on the Asian Tour OOM and first on the International Series OOM.

“The inclusion of past winners and the best golfers the Asian Tour has to offer reflects how intense the competition is at the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by TNE. Success at the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by TNE will greatly determine their chances at winning the two OOM titles,” elaborated Jimmy Masrin, Founder of the Indonesian Masters and Chairman of the Asian Tour.

The Asian Tour has announced that the golfer who tops the International Series OOM standings following the conclusion of the season-ending BNI Indonesian Masters presented by TNE will have the opportunity to take part in the elite LIV Golf League 2023. Therefore, the competition will surely produce close fights that will delight casual fans and golf enthusiasts alike.

Asian Tour card holders Rory Hie and Danny Masrin will lead the home golfers in the BNI Indonesian Masters presented by TNE tournament. Rory, who was the first player from Indonesia to ever win an Asian Tour competition in September 2019, and Danny, who finished T5 at the 2019 Indonesian Masters, will face an elite cadre of international players that include four-time major winner Ernie Els (South Africa) and 2010 US Open Winner Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland).

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