Newly-crowned DP World Tour winner Rikuya Hoshino heading for Porsche Singapore Classic

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SINGAPORE, 19 February 2024 – Rikuya Hoshino will return to Singapore next month as a DP World Tour winner, with the 27-year-old Japanese to feature in the Porsche Singapore Classic from 21-24 March. 

DOHA, QATAR – FEBRUARY 11: Rikuya Hoshino of Japan celebrates victory on the 18th green during day four of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at Doha Golf Club on February 11, 2024 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Hoshino claimed his maiden DP World Tour title at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters earlier this month and currently sits second on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex. 

The 2024 Porsche Singapore Classic, held at the Laguna National Golf Resort Club, heralds the beginning of a new era for the event. Porsche announced last month that it 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.

World No. 75 Hoshino, whose victory at Doha Golf Club was his eighth professional title following seven wins in his homeland, is excited to embark on the Asian Swing on the 2024 Race to Dubai. 

“I am really looking forward to competing in the Asian Swing and the Porsche Singapore Classic is the perfect place to start,” said Hoshino, who finished tied-83rd in Singapore last year. 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 18: Rikuya Hoshino of Japan plays his second shot on the 10th hole during Round One of the Hero Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club on January 18, 2024 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

“I have loved competing on the DP World Tour recently, experiencing new cultures across the world, but I also love going back to Asia. Singapore is a great place and I always love visiting. 

“I was disappointed with my performance at last year’s Singapore Classic but I feel in a good place this time around and I hope to put on a good show next month.”

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 Adam 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. Juniors 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.

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