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Published on February 20, 2014

World professional Golfers from all over the globe will once again showcase their skills and compete at the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Championship 2014. This time, the international golfing tournament will be played at the Damai Indah Golf – Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD), just on the outskirts of Jakarta from 27th to 30thMarch 2014.

The Damai Indah Golf BSD boasts the first Jack Nicklaus Signature course in Indonesia which provides an outstanding layout for some of the world’s finest players. BSD is Jakarta’s new upmarket satellite town that is easily reached by toll road from the center of Jakarta as well as from other parts of this megapolitican city.

Enjoy Jakarta Golf PGA Golf Championship 2014 is sponsored by the Tourism and Culture Office of Jakarta Province.

For the second successive year the US$ 1 million tournament will be jointly sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour Organization (JGTO) as well as OneAsia, and is the opening tournament for the 2014 season for both. The tournament tees-off a week after the Thailand Open, OneAsia and JGTO events, which will be played from 13th to 16th March 2014.

A stellar line up of players from both Tours is expected to enter the tournament with defending champion Choi Ho-sung from Korea leading the charge. In the inaugural edition of the event in 2011, Australian Andre Stolz beat Indonesian number one Rory Hie by one shot. This year, the two will again compete among other golfers. Another renowned name that will definitely spark up the tournament is the two time major winner John Daly from the U.S.A which has confirmed his participation in the event. Nicknamed as “The Wild Thing”, the 47-year-old’s two greatest accomplishments are his “zero to hero” victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, and his playoff victory over Italian Costantino Rocca in the 1995 Open Championship.

Damai Indah Golf, the brainchild of well-known Indonesian real estate developer and business tycoon, Ir. Ciputra, consist of two international championship courses in completely different and challenging surroundings: Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) course located in the West Java satellite city of BSD (South Tangerang); and Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK) course located along the Java Sea in North Jakarta. The BSD course is situated alongside the impressive Cisadane River that is back-dropped by the up-market housing estates of Serpong.

For the third consecutive time the tournament will be promoted by World Sport Group (WSG) who will draw on their vast experience in sponsorship, media and event management to ensure an outstanding event is staged. The event also marks the first time the Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC), the state corporation responsible for the governance, regulation, maintenance and operation of ports and harbors in Indonesia, has sponsored a golf tournament.

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