Lee wins easy -Lee Westwood win came after two-year absence from any
wins .This win was admirable a seven stroke lead .with second slot - tied by
three Bernd,Louis and Nicolas read more----------------------------------
Lee Westwood let his commanding lead reduced to one by Andy Sullivan in the Maybank Malaysian Open. On day Maybank Open 2014
DAY 2 Spaniard Dived Fearlessly ----------------------------
Spain's Pablo Larrazabal survived a hornet of bee attack at the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur. He dived into the pond on the fifth hole at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club - Larrazabal's 14th hole of the day - and after drying off and receiving treatment, the 30-year-old went on to birdie the par five and make another on the seventh.
"I hit my tee shot just right of the bunker and chipped it out quite well," Larrazabal said. "So I'm walking along and suddenly I felt something on my nose. I swatted it away and suddenly...they were not bees, they were three times the size of bees."They were huge and like 30 or 40 of them started to attack me big time. I didn't know what to do. My caddie told me to run, so I start running like a crazy guy, but the hornets were still there, so the other players told me to jump in the lake."So I ran to the lake, threw my scorecard down, took off my shoes and jumped into the lake. It was the scariest moment of my career, for sure. I've never been so scared."
"I had to throw my shirt and hat away, and the towel I'd been swatting them with. The referees and a doctor took me aside and gave me a couple of injections and told me to relax. After the injections I felt a lot better and could continue. Without the help of the referees I couldn't have finished the round, because I was in no state to play golf.
"Tomorrow it will be very, very scary to play that hole. I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but hopefully I will play it as quickly as I can."
Larrazabal, who won the Abu Dhabi Championship ahead of Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson in January, later added on Twitter: "In my room resting after a long and tough day out there...Head still in pain but I will be 100% and ready tomorrow to go for a low one...
"There are a lot of stories around the golf courses around the world but looks like I always have the crazy ones. Maybe I start to write a book."
DAY 2 Pablo and the bees
Pablo- "(It was) the scariest moment of my career, by far," Larrazabal said. "I've never been so scared."
Pablo Larrazabal collected himself after the emergency bath and still managed to birdie the hole. He reportedly received medical treatment for multiple stings.
At the end of Friday's second round, Larrazabal stood in 25th place at two-under par, 11 shots off the pace of England's Lee Westwood.
"It looks like I'll be playing the weekend," Larrazabal said after the round, "so tomorrow it will be very, very scary to play that hole."
DAY1 --Coming from Augusta On Sunday Lee Westwood of England settled to lead with - 7 on day one at 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in Malaysia.- US 2.7 Million Prized event-Coming to Malaysia after finishing seventh in the US Masters at the weekend, his 64th major championship without a win.The 40-year-old was just three shots off the lead going into the final round at Augusta National before his chances effectively disappeared with a bogey on the third and double bogey on the fourth.
Lee the world number 36.Is tipped to win this event by the way he played today read more-------------
Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 at KLGCC - a hive of activities on Pro-Am day
The Maybank Malaysian Open 2015 returns to the resplendent Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club from February 5th - 8th, 2015. The Maybank Malaysian Open is the country’s most established world-class golfing event and is one of the most respected national open’s on the Asian and European Tours.
The tournament’s title sponsor Maybank, one of South-East Asian region’s leading financial institutions, is marking next year’s milestone event with an increase in the tournament prize purse to US$3 million. The increase from US$ 2.75 million in 2014 is the first part of an integrated multi-platform plan to mark Maybank’s long standing commitment towards upholding the rich heritage of Malaysia’s golf pinnacle in celebration of their tenth (10) anniversary as the title sponsor.
"It fills me with great pride that Maybank has done its part to elevate our National Open to a world class tournament that is respected on both the European and Asian Tours. 2015 marks the tenth year that Maybank will bring the Malaysian Open to its fans. And in highlighting our nations sports tourism destinations, we are thrilled to celebrate this historic milestone” said Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor, Chairman, Maybank.
“Over the past nine years we have strived to make it better and stronger. Leading world major championship winners like Rory Mcllroy, Martin Kaymer, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, and multiple-time winners like Lee Westwood, Thongchai Jaidee and K.J Choi have graced the tournament over the years. Next year, with its February schedule, will see the list of golfing luminaries display a similarly exciting performance and the quality of play that will thrill spectators from around Asia amidst the lush greenery of the KLGCC.”
Final day scoreboard Maybank Open Golf 2014 at Kuala lumpur Golf and Country Club
Day three Leader Board ------------------------- go
Nicholas Fung leading among Malaysans with pargolf after day 33
All pros hit with their ways. Not even one resembles another at practice today. See more ----==================
WATCH OUT FOR THE e-Magazine of DamarU GolF special issue on Maybank 2014, THE premier golfing event in Malaysia. The Open will be held from April 17-20, 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC).
Gavin Kyle Green will spearhead the Malaysian amateurs challenge in the US$2.75 million Maybank Malaysian Open
Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 ‘Oos-ing’ with class
Major champion Louis Oosthuizen returns for another crack at title
Kuala Lumpur, February 27, 2014: South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen, who won the Maybank Malaysia Open crown in 2012 by three strokes, is returning for this year’s event.
The 31-year-old from Mossel Bay, who posted four sub-70 rounds en route to defeating Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher two years ago, is coming off an injury plagued season and is limiting the number of tournaments he will play in this season.
The 2010 Open champion, however, is unable to resist the lure of the Maybank Malaysian Open and is title sponsor Maybank’s second confirmed Star Player.
Former world number one Lee Westwood of England, who won the Malaysian Open in 1997, was announced as the bank’s first Star Player earlier this month.
Oosthuizen is an inspired choice as, despite being hampered by a myriad of injuries in 2013, he opened the 2014 season by
successfully defending the prestigious Volvo Golf Championship last month on home soil.
This victory means Oosthuizen now holds the record among active golfers for the most consecutive seasons with at least one victory on the European Tour. His streak began in 2010.
The rising status and prestige of the Maybank Malaysian Open in recent years has been due to several factors, key among them is the excellent teamwork and relationship Maybank has with all the stakeholders involved in the event.
This close-knit relationship has a gone a long way in ensuring the immense success of the Malaysian Open. The level of excellence the event has attained is the reason world class stars continue to make their way to our shores each year.
This year, the Maybank Malaysian Open is from April 17-20 at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) and offers a prize purse of US$2.75 million
Maybank Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor, was obviously delighted to announce the return of Oosthuizen, who nearly won a second Major at the 2012 Masters
“I’m delighted to announce Oosthuizen will be playing in this year’s Maybank Malaysian Open as he is widely regarded as one of the finest players on the European Tour,” said Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin.
“Who can forget the way he admirably bounced back from a heart-breaking playoff defeat at the 2012 Masters to win the Maybank Malaysian Open that year.
“The true test of champions is how they react after a loss and Oosthuizen showed a lot of class to delight his Malaysian fans when he overcame an emotional defeat and jetlag to win at KLGCC.
“With Westwood also in the fray, we now have two former champions ready to do battle in Malaysia.”
Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) president Tan Sri Dato’ Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor said having Oosthuizen and Westwood at the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 will be a big boost for the tournament.
“What a great start to the build up to the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 with two former champions, one of whom is a Major winner, while another is a former world number one.
“I would like to congratulate Maybank for their hard work in getting these two stars to come to Malaysia.”
The Maybank Malaysian Open was the first tournament in Asia to be co-sanctioned by The European and Asian Tours in 1999, the year Gerry Norquist took home the title. MORE-------
Evolution Of Malaysian Maybank Open Professional Golf
Three more Maybank esteemed customer
earn trips to Maybank Malaysian Open 2014
Indonesia, March 4, 2014: The second round of the Maybank Corporate Challenge was held at the Damai Indah Golf’s BSD Course, Indonesia on March 1, just two weeks after the successful first round was held at Singapore’s Sentosa Golf Couse.
The second leg saw three more winners earning dream trips to the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014.
Following in the footsteps of Frank Koh, Raymond Chia and Moses Song who earned their tickets from Singapore, the Indonesian leg was just as keenly contested with BII Maybank’s esteemed customers battling it out for the three available slots to Malaysia.
After a captivating and tight contest at Damai Indah, the trio of Jalius (handicap 12), Jack Ng (handicap 13) and Ari Bawana Santoso (handicap 24) earned their dream flight to the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 in April.
Six other golfers will get the opportunity to earn their slots in this exclusive tournament from the other regional events in the Philippines and Malaysia.
They will earn special invitations to experience the Maybank Malaysian Open 2014 ‘live’ at the exclusive Maybank Hospitality Marquee as well as a spot to play at the championship course in the Maybank Corporate Golf Day on April 21, 2014.
The Maybank Malaysian Open will be held from April 17-20, 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC).
To make the Indonesian leg extra special, three local professionals – Benny Kasiadi, Ian Andrew and Andik Maulaudin – joined Maybank Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor, and Maybank Group President and CEO, Datuk Abdul Farid Alias, in a round of golf with the local golfers.
Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor said: “This is the second leg of four challenging circuits planned for the year.
“To win at the challenging Damai Indah course is inspirational. It’s always nice to know that a select few of our customers could raise their game and the ‘tough got going’!”
Benny, whose father, Kasiadi, is the only local golfer to win the Indonesia Open, has the potential to follow in his father’s legendary footsteps.
The elder Kasiadi, who first learnt the game as a caddy, won the Indonesian Open in 1989. He follows his son’s career closely and sometimes acts as caddy and many believe Benny can make the grade at the highest level.
As such, it was good for the local golfers to have the opportunity to watch him in action up close and personal and perhaps earn a few tips to help them when they travel to Malaysia.
The Maybank Corporate Challenge is part of Maybank’s commitment for the sustainable development of golf in the region through programmes involving juniors, amateurs and professionals. Apart from Maybank Corporate Challenge, Maybank is the sponsor of the annual Maybank Junior Golf – National Camp and Maybank Junior Golf – Champions Academy.
Since taking up the title sponsorship of the Maybank Malaysian Open nine years ago, Maybank has successfully attracted high-calibre golfers from around the world, through major winners like Rory McIIroy, Louis Oosthuizen, Padraig Harrington Martin Kaymer and as well as others like Charl Schwartzel, Charlie Wie, Thongchai Jaidee, KJ Choi, Matteo Manassero and Alvaro Quiros.