European winners set for Porsche Singapore Classic

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SINGAPORE, 11 March 2024 – Rasmus Højgaard, Tom McKibbin and Yannik Paul will head to Laguna National Golf Resort Club for the Porsche Singapore Classic from March 21-24, 2024. 

The trio, all winners on the DP World Tour, are rising stars in the world of golf and will tee it up in Singapore in the first event of the Asian Swing on the 2024 Race to Dubai.

Højgaard, who has four DP World Tour titles to his name, has shown a high level of consistency to start the year. 

The Dane started with back-to-back ties for 11th at the Dubai Invitational and the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, before securing top tens in Ras Al Khaimah, Bahrain and Qatar to lie eighth in the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex. 

“I was forced to miss this event last year due to injury so I’m pleased to be able to head to Singapore this year and see what it has to offer,” he said.

“Experiencing new places is one of the greatest things about what we do, so I’m looking forward to a good week both on and off the course.”

Northern Irishman McKibbin claimed his first DP World Tour title at last year’s Porsche European Open and is hoping for more success at Porsche’s maiden foray into Singapore. 

“It was a dream come true to win in Hamburg last year and I’m excited to see how Porsche’s influence will elevate the Singapore Classic this year. 

“I enjoyed the test that Laguna National provided last year so I’m looking forward to seeing how the course shapes up again later this month.”

Germany’s Paul, who won the 2022 Mallorca Golf Open, is looking to build on a strong 2023 and a positive start to 2024 which has seen him secure two top tens in five starts. 

“I’ve had a pretty decent start to the season and now I feel like it’s time to kick on and start challenging again. 

“I’ve taken a few weeks off since Qatar so I should be fresh and ready to go again in Singapore.”

The trio will be joined by PGA Tour winner Matthieu Pavon, 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry and Japan’s Rikuya Hoshino, who won his maiden DP World Tour title at last month’s Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. Asian stars Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Gavin Green and Li Haotong have also confirmed their participation. Singapore will be represented by three golfers – Nicklaus Chiam, Joshua Yap and amateur Irvyn Tan qualified for the US$2,500,000 Porsche Singapore Classic last month.

Porsche is continuing its long-standing relationship with the DP World Tour by extending its global golf involvement with a new multi-year deal to become Title Partner of the Singapore Classic, announced earlier this year.

With the partnership between Porsche and the Singapore Classic, the sports car manufacturer is internationalising its activities in professional golf and affording its worldwide customers and fans additional exclusive brand experiences. The deal complements Porsche’s current worldwide activities in customer sport, revolving around the Porsche Golf Cup and the Porsche Golf Circle.

The DP World Tour returned to Singapore last year after a nine-year hiatus with South Africa’s Ockie Strydom triumphing at Laguna National.

The DP World Tour first visited Singapore in 1993, with Major Champions Sir Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam winning the first editions of the Johnnie Walker Classic in 1993 and 1996. Fellow Major Champions Vijay Singh and Scott are also winners on the DP World Tour in Singapore.

The 2006 edition of the Singapore Masters, held at Laguna National, was the scene of the most memorable moment in the country’s golfing history, when home favourite Mardan Mamat lifted the trophy, finishing one stroke ahead of England’s Nick Dougherty.

The Porsche Singapore Classic will take place at Laguna National Golf Resort Club from March 21-24, 2024, with a prize fund of US$2,500,000. Event updates can be found on the Singapore Classic website, as well as its Facebook and Instagram pages.

To buy tickets to attend the Porsche Singapore Classic, please click here. Children aged 16 and under receive complimentary entry when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. The Porsche Singapore Classic spectator village will feature a multitude of activities, food & beverage and entertainment options for golfers and non-golfers alike. 

Credit: Porsche Singapore Classic.

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