News Release

CHEYENNE WOODS SET TO MAKE MALAYSIAN
DEBUT AT SIME DARBY LPGA MALAYSIA

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Kuala Lumpur, 26 August 2015
LPGA Rookie Cheyenne Woods is set to make her Malaysian debut when she joins an all-star 75 player field for the sixth edition of the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia which tees off at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) from 8-11 October.

The 25 year old from Phoenix Arizona, who is perhaps better known for her family connection to uncle and 14-time major winner Tiger, joined the LPGA Tour in December last year. Sharing the same inspiration from grandfather Earl Woods (Tiger’s father) – who was also her first coach – she enjoyed a prolific career as an amateur, winning more than 30 tournaments, before turning professional in 2012.

In 2006 and 2007, she played for the Xavier College Preparatory golf team where won back-to-back Arizona 5A State Championships and never finished lower than fifth in the state championship. In April 2011, she won the Atlantic Coast Conference and in 2012 she graduated from Wake Forest University and received a sponsor's exemption to play in her first LPGA tournament, (Wegmans LPGA), missing the cut by four strokes.

Woods made her professional debut at the 2012 LPGA Championship and had her first professional win on the SunCoast Ladies Series in August 2012. In 2013, Woods became a member of the Ladies European Tour and finished 78th on the Order of Merit. Her second professional win came at the Volvik RACV Ladies Masters, before earning her Category 12 tour card following her T-11 finish in December’s LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

While she continues to make steady improvement on the golf course, the combination of good looks, an athletic figure and natural charm – no doubt aided by the family connection – has seen an explosion of interest in her off course – not least being voted one of the most beautiful women in golf by golf.com.

Talking about life on the LPGA Tour, Woods said: “I’ve had some ups and downs in my first year but overall I’m learning a lot about my game and what it takes to be a top player. So I’m constantly trying to get better and trying to learn what I’ve got to do to get to that number one spot. I’m looking forward to the Asian Swing which will be a new experience for me.”

And on her debut appearance at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, she added, “I’ve heard a lot of great things about the tournament so I’m looking forward to seeing it myself. We get to travel to a lot of amazing places throughout the year and I always like to get to know the places that we visit, so I’ll definitely get out to see some of the sites around KL.”

Speaking about her qualifying exemption for this year’s new-look Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, Chairman of the Sime Darby Foundation, Tun Musa Hitam added, “We’re delighted to welcome Cheyenne to the tournament for the first time. Cheyenne’s shown considerable promise since turning professional in 2012and is obviously enjoying her Rookie year on the LPGA Tour. Her positive attitude and passion for the game are very apparent and I’m sure that she will prove a big hit at this year’s tournament with Malaysian fans. We look forward to seeing her performing out on course in October.”

Tickets are now on sale for the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015. Billed ‘Malaysia’s most fun golf event', spectators can expect first-class sporting action from the world’s best female golfers on the fairways, together with four days of fun-filled entertainment off-course.  The tournament features its first ever KL Food Truck Festival, celebrity DJ Patricia Knudsen, Pink Saturday, Konica Minolta Chip4Charity, and Family Zone by the pool, plus a free food voucher included with every ticket purchased, and a host of other freebies.

For ticketing information go to www.simedarbylpgamalaysia.com. Follow the latest updates at www.facebook.com/SimeDarbyLPGAMalaysia. Tournament activities can also be followed on Twitter and Instagram @SimeDarbyLPGA, #SimeDarbyLPGA, #WomenWithDrive.

-ENDS-

 

Tournament Title:

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015

 

Event Date:

8th October—11th October, 2015

 

Times:

Gates Open from 7.30am daily

 

Venue:

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, 10, Jalan 1/70D, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Event Schedule:

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

8th October
9th October
10th October
11th October

1st round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
2nd round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
3rd round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
4th round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Official Ticket Agent:

Air Asia Red Tix

 

Ticket Hotline:

http://www.AirAsiaRedTix.com
Tel: + 603 - 2201 4893

 

Tournament Website:

 

Purchase Location:

All Red Tix Outlets
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Golf Country Club

 

Ticket Prices:

 

The Great Big Pink Ticket: Terms & Conditions

  • The following terms and conditions apply to The Great Big Pink Ticket promotion (‘the Promotion’) at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2015 (‘the Tournament’).
  • Prize to consist of: 2 places at the Tournament official player cocktail reception at 7pm on Tuesday 6 October 2015; 2 places as a Tournament Honorary Observer enabling observers to follow one flight of golf from ‘inside the ropes’ during the tournament (flight to be mutually agreed between winner and Promoter); photo of the winners and the golfers pre-flight; one cap signed by an elite player; 6 Weekend Passes to the Tournament; Food vouchers for use at the Tournament equivalent to a total value of RM 100- .
  • The purchaser of all tickets purchased before 12am on 30 September 2015 will be invited by email to answer a knowledge based question regarding the Tournament. One correct answer will be picked at random from the correct respondents and shall be deemed the winner.
  • The Promoter or its agent will endeavor to contact the winner by email or telephone to inform him or her that they have won. If the Tournament Promoter or its agent does not receive a response within
    24 hours of trying to contact the winner, another winner will be drawn from the correct answers. This process will continue until a winner is confirmed.
  • The Promotion is not open to employees of the Sime Darby Organization, IMG or any other agent or third party directly associated with the tournament.
  • Tickets will be sent to winners upon confirmation.
  • Closing date is at 9pm, 30 September 2015.
  • Promoted by IMG Media [insert legal entity]. The Penthouse, Centerpoint South, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Promoter reserves the right to exchange all or any part of the prize at its absolute discretion.
  • Prize cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferable.
  • In the event of dispute, the decision of the Promoter is final.


 

About Sime Darby
Sime Darby is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, namely, plantations, industrial equipment, motors, property and energy & utilities. Founded in 1910, its business divisions seek to create positive benefits in the economy, environment and society where it has a presence.

With a workforce of over 100,000 employees in over 20 countries, Sime Darby is committed to building a sustainable future for all its stakeholders. It is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalisation of RM57.87bn (USD18.18bn) as of 7 July 2014.

About Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club Berhad (“KLGCC”)
Originally opened in 1991, KLGCC, Malaysia’s premier golf and country club, is Sime Darby Property’s leading leisure facility. Both the West and East Courses were completely redesigned by renowned international golf course architect Parslow & Winter Golf Design and then re-opened in 2008 and 2010 respectively. The high quality of construction is synonymous with Sime Darby and incorporates state-of-the art technologies and impressive attention to detail. Since then, KLGCC has redefined superior service and excellence; its facilities and hospitality are one of the prides of the golfing industry.

Visit klgcc.com for more information. Like us on Facebook- Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club to gain insights on our latest happenings.

About CANCER RESEARCH MALAYSIA
Cancer Research Malaysia, formerly known as Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF), is the only non-profit cancer research laboratory dedicated to Malaysian cancer research. Cancer Research Malaysia's mission is to conduct impactful research that can lead to new ways to prevent, diagnose and
treat cancer; with the hope that such research will lead to saving lives. Cancer Research Malaysia was first established as CARIF by YM Tan Sri Dato Seri Tunku Ahmad Yahaya and YABhg Toh Puan Dato’ Seri Dr Aishah Ong in 2000 and officially launched by YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 2002, concentrating first on oral cancer then expanding later to research programmes in breast, nasopharyngeal and ovarian cancers, and to natural products with anti-cancer properties. For more information, kindly visit www.cancerresearch.my

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga,and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.

About IMG
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and creative management agency Art + Commerce. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment and media agency. Together, the companies offer an unparalleled client roster; strategic partnerships with sponsors and brands; and marquee assets across sports, entertainment, events, music and fashion.


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