Emirates is proud to include the Maybank Malaysian Open in its impressive sponsorship portfolio of golfing events around the word. The existing sponsorship deal sees the airline named as the event’s official airline until 2015, enabling Emirates to communicate with existing and potential customers through their shared passion.
The Maybank Malaysian Open was cosanctioned with the European Tour in 1999 as part of the Tour's expansion into Asia, which began in 1989. Held at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, the Maybank Malaysian Open has firmly established itself as one of the leading golf events in the region with a prize fund of USD 2.75 million.
The 2013 tournament held a surprise, with Kiradech Aphibarnrat holding off a string of star names to capture his first European Tour title at the Maybank Malaysian Open.
One ahead of former Masters Tournament winner Charl Schwartzel at the start of the day, the 23-year-old Thai golfer was joined by, among others, three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington and Ryder cup star Edoardo Molinari on a fascinating final day.
Emirates also sponsors the BMW International Open, the DP World Tour Championship, Alstom Open de France, Lyoness Open, the Irish Open, Ballantine’s Championship, the WGC-HSBC Champions, the Hong Kong Open, the Boeing Classic, the Thailand Open, the Emirates Australian Open, and the Australian PGA Championship.