February 16: Top Filipino golfer Angelo Que can look forward to swinging the club in an even smoother fashion this year as Perskindol, the company that produce massage gels and sprays, have forged a sponsorship agreement with him.
Que, who enjoyed an outstanding 2008 season, winning the Mercedes-Benz Tour Order of Merit title and the Philippine Open, is one of the region’s rising stars and will therefore provide Perskindol with a perfect opportunity to expand into the Philippine market.
The Swiss company are the Official Massage Gel and Spray of the Mercedes-Benz Tour and have already established themselves in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
September 4: Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat once again signaled he is a star of the future when he took the first round clubhouse lead today in the US$50,000 B-ing Championship on the Mercedes-Benz Tour.
The 19 year old shot a sterling seven-under-par 65 at Pattana Golf and Sports Resort, near Chonburi in Thailand.
His compatriot Sirapong Maitreeyuenyong returned a 66, while hot on the their heels is one of their countries greatest golfers Thaworn Wiratchant, in with a 67.
September 3, Chonburi, Thailand: Wisut Artjanawat will be gunning for his second Mercedes-Benz Tour victory this week as he tries to close the gap on Order of Merit leader Angelo Que of the Philippines.
The talented Thai, who won the Mercedes-Benz Masters Philippines in May, lies fourth in the rankings behind Que, Mars Pucay of the Philippines and Danny Chia of Malaysia.
August 26: The Mercedes-Benz Tour will reach an exciting climax this year when it heads to the season-ending Mercedes-Benz Masters Thailand at The Vintage Club.
To be played from November 27 to 30, the inaugural tournament has been positioned as the fledgling circuit’s Tour Championship and will boast prize money of US$75,000.
The top-60 players from the Mercedes-Benz Tour Order of Merit, after the penultimate event, will be eligible to compete in what will be the 10th tournament of the year.
May 15: Singapore’s Lam Chih Bing fired his second successive seven-under-par 65 to maintain his lead in the Mercedes-Benz Masters Indonesia today.
Lam confidently collected three birdies on the front nine and four on the back for a four stroke lead over Malaysia’s Danny Chia.
Chia shot a 66 at Emeralda Golf and Country Club, just outside Jakarta.