The trophy for the Maybank Championship Malaysia 2016 was unveiled by Maybank chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor and Royal Selangor Golf Club president Tan Sri Yong Poh Kon on Tuesday.
The trophy, which was conceptualised by Maybank and created by the Royal Selangor, is a modern sculptural art form of the “Tiger”, an eminent symbol of Maybank. Weighing nearly five kilogrammes and measuring 550mm (H) x 340mm (W) in height, the trophy is crafted out of pewter on a wooden base.
The “Tiger” is a notable brand mark of Maybank and a symbol of Malaysian national pride. With the trophy we aim to illustrate the best of the Maybank Championship Malaysia – ‘courageous, creative and collaborative’ – whilst playing our role in nurturing the pursuit of professional excellence in the game of golf, now across ASEAN countries,” said Megat Zaharuddin.
Maybank also announced the participation of major champion Darren Clarke, Jeev Milkha Singh, a former Asian number one, Matthew Fritzpatrick, the 21 year old former world amateur number one and Victor Dubuisson, currently ranked number 36 in the world.