Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Nostalgic past of Malaysian open Golf and home coming of Malaysian Open golf

Malaysian Open
Tournament information
LocationKuala LumpurMalaysia
Established1962
Course(s)Kuala Lumpur G&CC
Par72
Length6,967 yards (6,371 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
Asian Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$3,000,000
Month playedFebruary
Tournament record score
Aggregate260 Arjun Atwal (2003)
To par−24 (as above)
Current champion
India Anirban Lahiri


Royal Selangor has been the most frequent site, hosting the event every year from 1962-82 and multiple times since.
ON Malaysian Open
• When the tournament was first played in 1962, under the name Malayan Open, it was the first sports event in Malaysia to offer prize money.
• In 1999, when the European Tour co-sanctioned the event, it became the first tournament ever co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours.
• When Korean teenager Seung-yul Noh, age 18, won the 2010 tournament, he became the youngest professional to win a European Tour tournament. Noh didn't hold that distinction for long, because later in 2010 the 17-and-a-half-year-old Matteo Manassero  won the Castello Masters. And then in 2011, still not quite 18 years old, Manassero won the Malaysian Open, making it two straight teenaged champions.
• Hsi-chuen Lu (1979, 1981, 1984) of Taiwan and Terry Gale (1983, 1985, 1987) of Australia are the two golfers to win the tournament three times each. Since the tournament became part of the European Tour schedule, only one golfer - Thongchai Jaidee - has won twice. Jaidee did it in back-to-back years, 2004-05.
• Denny Hepler, who was a contestant on the Golf Channel series The Big Break VI: Trump National, won the 1982 Malaysian Open. Hepler was the first American to win the tournament.
• Vijay Singh (BETTER HALF IS A MALAYSIAN that is the nearest a Malaysia got to this coveted position of wining Malaysian Open)won the tournament in 1992, then won it a second time in 2001. In the 2001 tournament, Singh defeated Padraig Harrington in a playoff.
• When Arjun Atwal won the 2003 Malaysian Open, he became the first Indian golfer to win on the European Tour.
• No golfer from Malaysia has yet won the Malaysian Open. The closest call happened in 1994, when P. Gunasegaran got into a playoff with Frank Nobilo and Joakim Haeggman, which Haeggman won on the seventh extra hole.
Winners of the Malaysian Open:
(p-won playoff; w-tournament shortened by weather)

2015 - Anirban Lahiri, 272
2014 - Lee Westwood, 270
2013 - Kiradech Aphibarnrat-w, 203
2012 - Louis Oosthuizen, 271
2011 - Matteo Manassero, 272
2010 - Seung-yul Noh, 274
2009 - Anthony Kang, 271
2008 - Arjun Atwal-p, 270
2007 - Peter Hedblom, 280
2006 - Charlie Wie-w, 197
2005 - Thongchai Jaidee, 267
2004 - Thongchai Jaidee, 274
2003 - Arjun Atwal, 260
2002 - Alastair Forsyth-p, 267
2001 - Vijay Singh-p, 274
2000 - Wei-tze Yeh, 278
1999 - Gerry Norquist, 280
1998 - Ed Fryatt
1997 - Lee Westwood
1996 - Steve Flesch
1995 - Clay Devers
1994 - Joakim Haeggman
1993 - Gerry Norquist
1992 - Vijay Singh
1991 - Rick Gibson
1990 - Glen Day
1989 - Jeff Maggert
1988 - Tray Tyner
1987 - Terry Gale
1986 - Stewart Ginn
1985 - Terry Gale
1984 - Hsi-chuen Lu
1983 - Terry Gale
1982 - Denny Hepler
1981 - Hsi-chuen Lu
1980 - Mark McNulty
1979 - Hsi-chuen Lu
1978 - Brian Jones
1977 - Stewart Ginn
1976 - Sheng-san Hsu
1975 - Graham Marsh
1974 - Graham Marsh
1973 - Hideyo Sugimoto
1972 - Takashi Murakami
1971 - Takaaki Kono
1970 - Ben Arda
1969 - Takaaki Kono
1968 - Kenji Hosoishi
1967 - Ireneo Legaspi
1966 - Harold Henning
1965 - Tomoo Ishii
1964 - Tomoo Ishii
1963 - Bill Dunk
1962 - Frank Phillips


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