Khairy Jamaluddin helping Nicholas Fung (centre) with his PGM jacket, witnessed by Tun Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid.
Khairy Jamaluddin helping Nicholas Fung (centre) with his PGM jacket, witnessed by chairmanTun Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid. Picture by Mohd Adib Hakim/Sports247.MY.

PROFESSIONAL Golf of Malaysia Tour today unveiled its 2013 Yearbook with the launching by Minister of Youth and Sports Khairy Jamaluddin.

The event at Kinrara Golf Club in Puchong also saw Nicholas Fung crowned the title of PGM Tour Player of the Year, the second season in succession that the lad from Sabah has topped the local rankings.

The third edition of the PGM Tour’s Yearbook, published by Golf Malaysia Publications Sdn Bhd, costs RM79 and has more than 300 pages of content that deals with among other things, the chronology of the 2013 PGM Tour season, player profiles, golf course reviews and, notes and messages from the hierarchy of the golf industry.

Speaking at the launch of the Yearbook, PGM Tour chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji said they were humbled by the fact that the Tour, now in its fourth full season and with more than RM5 million offered in prize money, had grown so rapidly and that they were in a position of being able to publish the third PGM Yearbook.

“This is a feat in itself,” noted Tun Sarji. “The PGM Tour has come a long way since its inception during the course of 2010 and we are cognizant of the fact that we still have a long way to go to becoming as strong a Tour as we would like to be, but we are more than pleased with the growth enjoyed so far.

Commenting on Nicholas’ achievement of securing two PGM Tour Player of the Year awards in a row, the chairman said: “His results speak for themselves. He won four events on Tour in 2013 and that, along with a few other top-notch finishes, propelled him to number one in the rankings, which Nicholas thoroughly deserved.

“And despite being just 23-years-old, he is an excellent role model for young and up-and-coming golfers throughout the country,” said Tun Sarji.

“This year will be interesting though, if only to see if he can make it three in a row, or if someone else will come along and wrest the title from him – may the best man win.”


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