- PT Bank Negara Indonesia Tbk (BNI), become main sponsor; Tunas Niaga Energi (TNE), join as presenting sponsor
Jakarta, 11 November 2022: In an outstanding development, organisers of the Indonesian Masters announced today that BNI and TNE will sponsor this year’s Indonesian Masters – the nation’s richest sporting event that will be the season-ending tournament on the Asian Tour.
BNI has committed to becoming the main sponsor while energy logistic provider TNE will join as presenting sponsor. The popular tournament will be played at the prestigious Royale Jakarta Golf Club from December 1-4 and will boast a lucrative purse of US$1.5 million – up from US$750,000 when it was last played in 2019.
In addition, it will also be part of the International Series – a ground-breaking new initiative set up by LIV Golf this year to invigorate the game of golf in Asia and the Middle East.
Said Jimmy Masrin, Founder of the Indonesian Masters and Chairman of the Asian Tour: “We are truly grateful to BNI and TNE for their support of this year’s Indonesian Masters. The collaboration between BNI, with their great reputation in the national golf community, and TNE, whom have actively been developing golf in Indonesia, is a unified effort to ensure that this year’s tournament will provide high-quality entertainment for domestic and international audiences.”
BNI Human Capital & Compliance Director, Mucharom said: “The Indonesian Masters has been in existence for over a decade and BNI felt it was important for us to continue our partnership with the tournament. This year the event has been elevated on many levels and promises to be the most exciting in its history, which means it will once again play an important role in the development of golf in Indonesia.”
Previously, TNE partnered with the Asian Development Tour and are now excited to be involved with the main Tour and one of its biggest events.
TNE Chairman Jubilant Harmidy said: “The Indonesian Masters has become a part of our country’s national golf history since its launch 11 years ago. Our involvement in this year’s Indonesian Masters aligns with TNE’s mission to contribute to developing golf in the national sector. The event is also the perfect medium for national golfers to compete with international golfers and it would be great to see Indonesian golfers make a name for themselves during the tournament.”
An impressive line-up of players have been confirmed for the event, including former champions: Lee Westwood (2011, 2012, and 2015), Bernd Wiesberger (2013), Anirban Lahiri (2014), Poom Saksansin (2016 and 2018), and Jazz Janewattananond (2019).
Graeme McDowell and Chase Koepka will also compete.