Malaysian Open (golf)

The Malaysian Open is a men's professional golf tournament. It was inaugurated in 1962 as the Malayan Open, and was one of the events on the first season of the Far East Circuit that year. In 1999 it joined the Asian Tour and also became part of the European Tour's expansion into Asia as a jointly sanctioned event. The event was not held from 2015 to 2019 but reappeared as an Asian Tour event in 2020 with prize money of US$1 million.

Malaysian Open
Tournament information
LocationKota Kemuning, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Established1962
Course(s)Kota Permai G&CC
Tour(s)Asian Tour (since 1999)
European Tour (1999–2015)
Asia Golf Circuit (1962–1998)
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$1,000,000
Month playedMarch
Tournament record score
Aggregate260 Arjun Atwal (2003)
To par−24 (as above)
Current champion
United States Trevor Simsby
Location Map
Kota Permai G&CC is located in Malaysia
Kota Permai G&CC
Kota Permai G&CC
Location in Malaysia

Former winners include world number 1 golfers Vijay Singh and Lee Westwood. The six events from 2010 to 2015 were held at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.[1] Other notable winners include 17-year-old Italian Matteo Manassero in 2011 and British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen the following year. The 2015 champion was India's Anirban Lahiri. This was his first ever win on the European Tour and it was his sixth win on the Asian Tour. In 2015 the prize fund was US$3 million. Since its inauguration there has never been a Malaysian winner.

WinnersEdit

Year Tour[a] Venue Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runners-up Ref
Bandar Malaysia Open
2020 ASA Kota Permai G&CC Trevor Simsby   United States 203[b] −13 Playoff[c]   Andrew Dodt
  Jarin Todd
Malaysian Open
2016–19 No tournament
Maybank Malaysian Open
2015 ASA, EUR Kuala Lumpur G&CC Anirban Lahiri   India 272 −16 1 stroke   Bernd Wiesberger
2014 ASA, EUR Kuala Lumpur G&CC Lee Westwood (2)   England 270 −18 7 strokes   Nicolas Colsaerts
  Louis Oosthuizen
  Bernd Wiesberger
2013 ASA, EUR Kuala Lumpur G&CC Kiradech Aphibarnrat   Thailand 203[b] −13 1 stroke   Edoardo Molinari
2012 ASA, EUR Kuala Lumpur G&CC Louis Oosthuizen   South Africa 271 −17 3 strokes   Stephen Gallacher
2011 ASA, EUR Kuala Lumpur G&CC Matteo Manassero   Italy 272 −16 1 stroke   Grégory Bourdy
2010 ASA, EUR Kuala Lumpur G&CC Noh Seung-yul   South Korea 274 −14 1 stroke   K. J. Choi
2009 ASA, EUR Saujana G&CC Anthony Kang   United States 271 −17 1 stroke   David Horsey
  Prayad Marksaeng
  Jyoti Randhawa
  Miles Tunnicliff
2008 ASA, EUR Kota Permai G&CC Arjun Atwal (2)   India 270 −18 Playoff[d]   Peter Hedblom
2007 ASA, EUR Saujana G&CC Peter Hedblom   Sweden 280 −8 1 stroke   Jean-François Lucquin
2006 ASA, EUR Kuala Lumpur G&CC Charlie Wi   South Korea 197[b] −19 1 stroke   Thongchai Jaidee
Carlsberg Malaysian Open
2005 ASA, EUR Saujana G&CC Thongchai Jaidee (2)   Thailand 267 −21 3 strokes   Jyoti Randhawa
2004 ASA, EUR Saujana G&CC Thongchai Jaidee   Thailand 274 −14 2 strokes   Brad Kennedy
2003 ASA, EUR The Mines Resort Arjun Atwal   India 260 −24 4 strokes   Retief Goosen
  Brad Kennedy
2002 ASA, EUR Royal Selangor GC Alastair Forsyth   Scotland 267 −17 Playoff[e]   Stephen Leaney
2001 ASA, EUR Saujana G&CC Vijay Singh (2)   Fiji 274 −14 Playoff[f]   Pádraig Harrington
Benson and Hedges Malaysian Open
2000 ASA, EUR Templer Park Yeh Wei-tze   Taiwan 278 −10 1 stroke   Craig Hainline
  Pádraig Harrington
  Des Terblanche
Benson and Hedges Malaysian Open presented by Carlsberg
1999 ASA, EUR Saujana G&CC Gerry Norquist (2)   United States 280 −8 3 strokes   Alex Čejka
  Bob May
Benson and Hedges Malaysian Open
1998 AGC Saujana G&CC Ed Fryatt   England 278 −10 Playoff[g]   Lee Westwood [2]
1997 AGC Saujana G&CC Lee Westwood   England 274 −14 2 strokes   Larry Barber [3]
1996 AGC Templer Park CC Steve Flesch   United States 282 −6 Playoff[h]   Craig Jones [4]
1995 AGC Templer Park CC Clay Devers   United States 276 −12 1 stroke   Daniel Chopra
  Kevin Wentworth
  Darren Clarke
[5]
1994 AGC Royal Selangor GC Joakim Haeggman   Sweden 279 −9 Playoff[i]   Frank Nobilo
  Periasamy Gunasegaran
[6]
1993 AGC Royal Selangor GC Gerry Norquist   United States 276 −12 1 stroke   Vijay Singh
1992 AGC Bukit Jambul CC Vijay Singh   Fiji 275 −9 3 strokes   Brad King
  Craig McClellan
  Hsieh Chin-sheng
  Nandasena Perera
  Lee Porter
[7]
1991 AGC Subang National GC Rick Gibson   Canada 277 −11 1 stroke   Chen Liang-hsi [8]
1990 AGC Royal Perak GC Glen Day   United States 273 −15 4 strokes   Danny Mijovic
  Chen Liang-hsi
[9]
1989 AGC Ayer Keroh CC Jeff Maggert   United States 283 −5 5 strokes   Greg Bruckner
  Bob Lendzion
  Craig McClellan
  Casey Nakama
[10]
1988 AGC Saujana G&CC Tray Tyner   United States 288 E 1 stroke   Harumitsu Hamano
  Hsieh Chin-sheng
[11]
1987 AGC Subang National GC Terry Gale (3)   Australia 280 −8 Playoff[j]   Greg Twiggs [12]
1986 AGC Royal Selangor GC Stewart Ginn   Australia 276 −8 1 stroke   Brian Jones [13]
1985 AGC Royal Selangor GC Terry Gale (2)   Australia 270 −14 7 strokes   Chen Tze-chung [14]
1984 AGC Royal Selangor GC Lu Chien-soon   Taiwan 275 −9 2 strokes   Terry Gale
  Sam Torrance
[15]
Malaysian Open
1983 AGC Subang National GC Terry Gale   Australia 279 −9 2 strokes   Jay Cudd [16]
1982 AGC Royal Selangor GC Denny Hepler   United States 208[k] −5 Playoff[l]   Hsieh Min-Nan
  David Ogrin
[18]
1981 AGC Royal Selangor GC[m] Lu Hsi-chuen (2)   Taiwan 276 −9 1 stroke   Ho Ming-chung [19][20]
1980 AGC Royal Selangor GC[m] Mark McNulty   Southern Rhodesia 270 −15 9 strokes   Tsao Chien-teng [21]
1979 AGC Royal Selangor GC Lu Hsi-chuen   Taiwan 277 −11 7 strokes   Ron Milanovich
  Tsutomu Irie
  Chen Chien-chin
[22]
1978 AGC Royal Selangor GC[n] Brian Jones   Australia 276 −12 6 strokes   Ben Arda
  Stewart Ginn
  Mike Krantz
[23]
1977 AGC Royal Selangor GC Stewart Ginn   Australia 276 −12 1 stroke   Katsunari Takahashi [24]
1976 AGC Royal Selangor GC Hsu Sheng-san   Taiwan 279 −9 Playoff[o]   Mya Aye [25]
1975 AGC Royal Selangor GC[n] Graham Marsh (2)   Australia 276 −12 2 strokes   Hsieh Min-Nan [26]
1974 AGC Perak Turf Club Graham Marsh   Australia 278 −10 1 stroke   Wally Kuchar [27]
1973 AGC Royal Selangor GC Hideyo Sugimoto   Japan 277 −11 2 strokes   Graham Marsh [28]
1972 AGC Royal Selangor GC Takashi Murakami   Japan 276 −12 1 stroke   Marty Bohen
  Walter Godfrey
  Sukree Onsham
[29]
1971 AGC Royal Selangor GC Takaaki Kono (2)   Japan 269 −19 2 strokes   David Graham [30]
1970 AGC Royal Selangor GC Ben Arda   Philippines 273 −15 1 stroke   Tim Woolbank [31]
1969 AGC Royal Selangor GC Takaaki Kono   Japan 280 −8 1 stroke   John Lister
  David Graham
[32]
1968 AGC Royal Selangor GC Kenji Hosoishi   Japan 271 −17 4 strokes   Lu Liang-Huan [33]
1967 AGC Royal Selangor GC Ireneo Legaspi   Philippines 286 −2 1 stroke   Guy Wolstenholme
  Haruo Yasuda
  Toshiaki Sekimizu
[34]
Malayan Open
1966 AGC Royal Selangor GC Harold Henning   South Africa 278 −10 3 strokes   Peter Thomson [35]
1965 AGC Royal Selangor GC Tomoo Ishii (2)   Japan 282 −10 2 strokes   Guy Wolstenholme
  Lu Liang-Huan
[36]
1964 AGC Royal Selangor GC Tomoo Ishii   Japan 282 −14 1 stroke   Tadashi Kitta
  Brian Huggett
[37]
1963 AGC Royal Selangor GC Bill Dunk   Australia 276 −20 4 strokes   Tadashi Kitta
  Hsieh Yung-yo
[38]
1962 AGC Royal Selangor GC Frank Phillips   Australia 276 −20 1 stroke   Peter Thomson
  Bob Charles
[39]
  1. ^ ASA – Asian Tour (formerly the Asian PGA/Omega/Davidoff Tour); EUR – European Tour; AGC – Asia Golf Circuit (formerly the Far East Circuit)
  2. ^ a b c Tournament reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather.
  3. ^ Simsby won with a birdie at the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. Todd was eliminated by a birdie at the first hole.
  4. ^ Atwal won with a par at the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  5. ^ Forsyth won with a birdie at the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  6. ^ Singh won with a birdie at the third hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  7. ^ Fryatt won with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  8. ^ Flesch won with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  9. ^ Haeggman won on the eighth hole of a sudden-death playoff. Nobilo was eliminated on the sixth hole.
  10. ^ Gale won with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  11. ^ Tournament reduced to 54 holes after the first round was controversially abandoned with over half the field having completed their round.[17]
  12. ^ Hepler won with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.
  13. ^ a b First two rounds on the East and West courses, and the final two rounds on the Old course.
  14. ^ a b First two rounds on the New course and the final two rounds on the Old course.
  15. ^ Hsu won with a par on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff.

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