The 2019 Asian Tour season will reach its climax at the Thailand Masters, which is set to be played at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club next month.
The US$500,000 full field Asian Tour event will draw the curtains down on what has been a truly memorable season where Tour players have continued to create an impact both in the region and globally.
Having already played host to several events on the Asian Tour, the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club is set to roll out the red carpet to the region’s finest players again with the tournament being held on their Mountain and Ocean Course.
The Thailand Masters is promoted by the Jaidee Foundation, which Thai golfing legend Thongchai Jaidee oversees.
Using his legendary status and tournament golf as a vehicle, Thongchai, who recently celebrated his 50th birthday, hopes to draw attention to his foundation which was launched in 2009.
“I’ll be extending invitations to 25 selected players from around the world to add strength and depth to the field.” – Thongchai Jaidee
The foundation’s aim is to help under-privileged golfers in his hometown of Lopburi as well as pave the way for aspiring talents to follow in his footsteps.
A strong advocate for the development of golf in the region, the 50-year-old Thai holds an unprecedented three Asian Tour Order of Merit crowns and has hosted three successful editions of the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation tournaments on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) along with the Foundation’s inaugural collaboration with the Queen’s Cup held last November.
“I’m always looking for ways to give back to the game which has brought me so much success. I hope we can unearth future talents from the Asian Tour through the staging of the Thailand Maters. I’ll be extending invitations to 25 selected players from around the world to add strength and depth to the field,” said Thongchai, the 13-time Asian Tour winner.