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BANGKOK: The Aramco Team Series changed the landscape of women’s golf when it debuted on the Ladies European Tour last year, and a new season kicks off Thursday in Bangkok at the Thai Country Club.
Event organizer Golf Saudi is confident that the Asian expansion of the Aramco Team Series presented by the Public Investment Fund will be another vital step in the organization’s global growth and the development of the women’s game. .
Majed Al-Sorour, Vice President and General Manager of Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation, said: “Expansion in Asia seems to be a game-changer for us.
“This is the first time that Golf Saudi and our partners have organized an event in Asia – one of the biggest growth opportunities in the golf market. It’s a chance to create a new era for women’s golf and our growing partnership with the LET and Aramco.
“We have achieved incredible success with previous events so far, but our ambitions – in line with those of Vision 2030 – remain bolder than ever.”
In February last year, public investment fund Saudi International, powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers, debuted on the Asian Tour, showcasing its strongest field with the biggest names in world golf, alongside of the 30 best Asian golfers, in a new era for the event.
Saudi International’s 10-year sanction on the Asian Tour has helped generate new opportunities for Asian players around the world, sparked interest among Saudi residents and increased the popularity of the sport across the country. . Bringing the Aramco Team Series to a new region with huge interest in golf is another big step.
“We are excited to be heading into a new market like Thailand and I have no doubt that the Aramco Team Series will push the boundaries and elevate women’s golf,” added Al-Sorour.
“This year’s edition of the Aramco Team Series sees its total prize pool increased to $5 million. This will give players more opportunities to visit new countries and test their game on different courses while competing against the best The series will also provide more opportunities for the next generation to learn about the members of LET, and of course, some of the biggest names in the world.
Title partner Aramco has played a key role in supporting LET events in recent years, including expanding the Aramco Team Series to Asia for the first time.
Talal Al-Marri, General Manager of Public Affairs at Aramco, said, “The significance of the expansion into the Asian market reflects Aramco’s commitment to the future of golf, and specifically women’s golf.
“Sport has the power to enrich and enhance the lives and fuel the dreams of young people in the Kingdom – our most important resource. There is a noticeable increase in the number of young female players entering the sport on the continent, and several Asian talents are reaching new heights on the global golf scene while competing at the highest level, particularly in women’s golf.
Aramco will continue to support women’s golf in all series markets through youth player initiatives and lasting legacy opportunities that will open the game to greater participation.
“We have a great platform and ability to change lives for the better through golf and inspire more women and girls through the sport, on and off the course. Our commitment reflects Aramco’s long-term goals of empowering women,” added Al-Marri.
The Aramco Team Series in Bangkok begins its 2022 tournament schedule May 12-14 at Thai Country Club. Other ATS 2022 venues include London, at the Centurion Club, June 16-18; Sotogrande, Spain at La Reserva Club between August 18-20; New York (location to be announced) from October 13 to 15; and ending again at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Jeddah, November 9-11.
A group of world-class golfers, led by Thai stars Patty Tavatanakit and sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, will join a host of international stars as the series kicks off in Bangkok.