Malaysian Open 2020 to Proceed as Scheduled
The Malaysian Open, a flagship event of the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) which is making its return to the Asian Tour schedule after a four-year absence, will continue to proceed as scheduled.
Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and CEO, Asian Tour said: “We are very much aligned with the decision made by MGA and with the stringent measures put in place during the week. We are adopting similar operational procedures at all our upcoming events to improve the safety towards all stakeholders and participants. We are confident the Malaysian Open will restore its pride as one of the most popular events on the Asian Tour schedule.”
The Malaysian Open will be held on March 5 – 8 at Kota Permai Golf & Country Club in strict adherence to several measures as guided by the Ministry of Health to ensure the health and safety of all participating players, officials, volunteers and patron attending the event.
“We acknowledge the current COVID-19 situation, which has forced the cancellation of a few events in the region and the country,” said MGA President, Tan Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor. “However, we are confident that by strictly adhering to the Ministry of Health’s guidelines in putting up measures for such a situation, the event will be successfully organised according to schedule.”
The health and safety measures that will be taken during the event week will include having medical facilities at Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, making available medical officials during the tournament days, providing face masks to all players and audience and temperature screening as and when required, providing adequate hand sanitizers and sufficient facilities for hand wash, ensuring all hospitably suites are adequately ventilated and commonly used areas are frequently cleaned.
“I would like to reiterate that the safety and health of the players, officials, volunteers and patron attending the Malaysian Open remain our main priority,” said Tan Sri Mohd Anwar who also added that a press conference will be convened soon to announce and introduce the event’s sponsors. “On that note, we invite all Malaysians together with your children to experience a four-day professional golfing event at the Kota Permai Golf & Country Club.”
Meanwhile, the preparation for the US$1 million championship is progressing according to schedule with on-ground facilities being readied and a few top Asian Tour players confirmed for the event.
“We are currently at 80% in terms of our preparation for the event and will be fully ready very soon,” said Arep Kulal, the CEO of Winning Matters Sdn Bhd, the event promoter: “We are confident that with all the health and safety measures in place, this event will be successful.”
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