PGM Tour now open to women
IN preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) have decided to include the nation’s professional women golfers into the PGM Tour.
PGM chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid announced the decision in a statement yesterday.
“There will be separate prize money for the women golfers, which means the move will not affect the prize money originally allocated for the men professionals,” said Ahmad Sarji.
The first event to see this will be the PGM Perlis Closed Championship in Kangar on May 21-24.
“In view of the current small number of women professional golfers in Malaysia, the women’s tour will be first integrated into the PGM Closed Championships, teeing-off earlier than the men golfers.”
Three golfers confirmed for the event thus far include Michele Low, Michelle Koh and Ainil Abu Bakar.
A total of 80 golfers are expected to compete in the challenge at the Putra Golf Club.
Past winners include Airil Rizman Zahari (2012 and 2014), Ben Leong (2015) with Sukree Othman looking to successfully defend his title for a second consecutive year, having won at the Championship twice in his career (2013 and 2016). Farah Azharie
Michele Low has confirmed her participation in the PGM Perlis Closed Championship on May 21-24.