Mandiri Indonesia Open 2024 returns to Damai Indah Golf Course

S.Cristine Wiradinatas, Rohan Hafas, Japto Soerjosoemarno , Jonathan Wijono & Cho Minn Thant

Jakarta, July 9, 2024 Bank Mandiri has once again demonstrated its commitment to the development of sports in Indonesia by becoming the title sponsor for the third time at the 2024 Indonesia Open. This prestigious golf tournament will take place at Damai Indah Golf—PIK Course, Jakarta, from August 29 to September 1, 2024.

Bank Mandiri Institutional Relations Director Rohan Hafas said that the holding of this world-class golf event is one of the moments awaited by golfers and sports enthusiasts in the country. Through Bank Mandiri’s participation, his party hopes to be able to ignite the enthusiasm of golf athletes in Indonesia and provide a positive contribution to the development of golf achievements in Indonesia.

This support, continued Rohan, is also an effort by Bank Mandiri to stimulate sports tourism in the country. “Bank Mandiri is honored to be able to collaborate with the Indonesia Open. This tournament is not only important locally but also has great regional appeal, making it a sporting event that is worthy of collaborating with Bank Mandiri,” said Rohan in Jakarta on Tuesday (9/7).

Bank Mandiri Institutional Relations Director, Mr Rohan Hafas

The bank with the gold ribbon logo explained that the support is in line with the company’s initiative to help develop athletes to achieve positive achievements at the international level. “We see that every year there is an increase in public interest in golf, especially the younger generation. This is what drives Bank Mandiri to participate in enlivening and supporting this golf tournament so that Indonesian golfers can compete in world-class tournaments,” he explained.

The Mandiri Indonesia Open 2024 offers a total prize of US$ 500,000, or around Rp. 8.15 billion (exchange rate of 1 US$ = Rp. 16,300), with the first winner entitled to US$ 90,000. The General Chairperson of the Indonesian Golf Association (PB PGI), Japto Soerjosoemarno, expressed his appreciation for Bank Mandiri’s support.

The General Chairperson of the Indonesian Golf Association (PB PGI),Mr. Japto Soerjosoemarno

“We are very grateful to Bank Mandiri for its loyal support for the Indonesia Open. The support given for three consecutive years is unprecedented. This is proof of their commitment to helping the development of golf in Indonesia,” said Japto.

Japto continued, will once again host the Mandiri Indonesia Open 2024, after last hosting it ten years ago. “We also greatly appreciate Damai Indah Golf—PIK Course returning as host. We are very excited to be able to compete at one of the best golf clubs in Indonesia, with facilities and course quality standards of international standard,” he added.

Golfers will face new challenges at Damai Indah Golf-PIK Course, which was designed by legendary golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. President Director of Damai Indah Golf, Budiarsa Sastrawinata, said that it was an honor for Damai Indah Golf—PIK Course to host the Indonesia Open again. “Our PIK course is the perfect place for a tournament of this magnitude. Our club will work hard to ensure the creation of the best event in this year’s golf tournament,” said Budiarsa.

Commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour , Mr Cho Minn Thant

According to Cho Minn Thant as Commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour, in the last few seasons, the Mandiri Indonesia Open has added extraordinary strength to the Asian Tour’s mid-season schedule. “We would like to thank Bank Mandiri for helping to facilitate this tournament and for their persistence in sponsoring this event for three years. We would also like to thank the Indonesian Golf Association and Damai Indah Golf—PIK Course for their great efforts in organizing the 40th Indonesia Open,” said Cho.

For information, the Indonesia Open has been held since 1974. Until now, only one Indonesian golfer has ever won, namely Kasiadi in 1989. Another Indonesian player, Rory Hie, almost repeated history in 2011. However, he had to be satisfied with the T2 position under Thaworn Wiratchand (Thailand), who became the champion. At that time the tournament was held at Damai Indah Golf-PIK Course.

Last year, the tournament was won by Nitithorn Thippong from Thailand. Other star players include Gaganjeet Bhullar of India, who has won the event three times, in 2013, 2016, and 2022. Irish golfer Padraig Harrington also won the event in 2014, which was the last time the event was held at Damai Indah Golf-PIK Course before returning this year.

Thaworn Wiratchan won the event twice, in 2005 and 2011. His compatriot Thongchai Jaidee won the event in 2009. Craig Parry (Australia) won the event in 1997, and Frank Nobilo (New Zealand) won the event in 1994. The late Payne Stewart, an American golfer who won 11 PGA Tour events, also won the Indonesia Open in 1981.

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