World-class golfers to attend Indonesian Masters competition

2012-11-21 11:50:04 GMT2012-11-21 19:50:04(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

JAKARTA, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Two world class golfers have confirmed taking part in the third year of the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters competition slated for May 2-3 here next year, the competition organizer said on Wednesday.

CIMB Niaga President Arwin Rasyid said that top class golfer John Daly and world's 16th ranking golfer Ernie have confirmed their presence in the Indonesian golf event that has been recognized as part of Asian Tour golf events.

"Ernie Els and John Daly are golf legends and are well known among world class golfers," Irwin said here.

The presence of the two classy players would make the tournament more attractive, he added.

Ernie Els has won 60 professional golf tournaments in various countries. He is the holder of seven World Match Play titles and four Major Championships titles.

The South African golfer, called Big Easy, has said he wanted to play golf and compete in Indonesia and has prepared himself for it, Irwin said.

"Those who know me surely know that I like to play in Asia. That is why I am hopeful to compete in Indonesia," Ernie Els has said, adding, he has played once in Indonesia.

John Daly is not among the Top 20 World Golfer, but he often entertained the audience.

"I would not want to miss playing with best players in Asian Tour together with my friend Ernie Els," the US golf player said as quoted by the Antara news agency.

Around 56 players are expected to take part in the Indonesian Masters competition including 120 Asian golfers who take part in Asian Tour. Indonesian will send 20 golfers to the tournament.

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