Porsche Singapore Classic all set with a star-studded line-up of talent

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SINGAPORE, 18 March 2024 – The Porsche Singapore Classic field boasts the likes of defending champion Ockie Strydom, 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry and 15-time DP World Tour winner Paul Casey, but these stars will not be the only highlight at the Laguna National Golf Resort Club this week. Visitors to the event, which has welcomed Porsche as its new Title Partner this year, can enjoy a multitude of entertaining activities at a bustling Spectator Village. There are also chances to win various attractive prizes – with a Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid arguably the most enticing one.

More offerings have been added to the roster at the Spectator Village this year, including an exciting new twist on an old favourite normally called Closest to the Pin – the Porsche Panamera Shootout Qualifier. The top three qualifiers will get the opportunity to join the Porsche Panamera Shootout finals on Sunday after play, and the first qualifier who makes an ace on Hole 17 of the Classic Course wins the Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid.

Spectators can commemorate their visit with a photo at the Porsche Singapore Classic’s official welcome backdrop, where a Porsche Art Car will be displayed. 

Other highlights include Par-Tee Time, a timed game where participants balance 18 balls on 18 tees, the Birdie Blitz Rewards claw machine, Leadbetter Golf Academy Kids Putting Challenge, and the Choose Your Man interactive display map for fans to show support for their favourite players competing in the Porsche Singapore Classic. 

There are also plenty of opportunities for spectators to show off their creativity. Aspiring artists of all ages can display their work on a Doodle Wall, while those who want a memento of their drawings can visit the Be A Baller station and have their artwork immortalised on a collectible golf ball. The official merchandise shop is sure to be busy, featuring exclusive Porsche Singapore Classic logo wear as well as the Shisheido global suncare chalet for visitors to top up their sunscreen before heading out on course. 

A multitude of food and beverage options are available throughout the day, as the action at Laguna National will continue even after play has concluded. Unwind with live music performances on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evening. While the popular Beach Volleyball on the Green makes a return on Friday evening. Catch national beach volleyball player, Eliza Chong, and her teammates in an exhibition game set in the bunker right in front of The Nest.

Porsche Singapore Classic Executive Championship Director Patrick Bowers said: “We are offering an exciting series of activities that will cater to a range of audiences – from those who are new to golf and would like attend and check out their first golf event, to fans who are eagerly awaiting the action on the course from some of the biggest and most exciting names in golf. Here at the Laguna National Golf Resort Club, we have a wonderful opportunity to bring the game to more fans across all ages and levels of interest.”

He added: “This year, we also have the benefit of a new title sponsor whose active involvement will elevate the Spectator Village to the next level. The Porsche Panamera Shootout is one activity that fans will no doubt be looking out for. All these activities were specially-designed to further enhance the fan experience at the Porsche Singapore Classic, and we hope the audience enjoys their time at our event.”

“We’re looking forward expectantly to the first edition of the Porsche Singapore Classic,” said Deniz Keskin, Director Brand Management and Partnerships at Porsche AG. “The mixture of top golf with world class players, big stars from Asia and the opportunity to savour exclusive Porsche moments promises to be a memorable brand experience. This event fits perfectly to the internationalisation of our sponsoring strategy and will hopefully leave a lasting impression here in Singapore.” 

Other players confirmed for the US$2,500,000 Porsche Singapore Classic include DP World Tour winners Rikuya Hoshino, Rasmus Højgaard, Tom McKibbin and Yannik Paul, and Asian Games champion Kho Taichi. Singapore will be represented by three qualifiers: Nicklaus Chiam, Joshua Yap and amateur Irvyn Tan. The full entry list is available here.

Event updates can be found on the Porsche Singapore Classic website, as well as its Facebook and Instagram pages.

Tickets to the Porsche Singapore Classic are available 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. 

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Porsche in Golf
Porsche has been involved in golf since 1988 through the Porsche Golf Cup. The tournament
series is one of the company’s most successful customer events and has developed into an international event in which over 17,000 Porsche customers recently took part in 261 worldwide
qualifying tournaments. After its first involvement in professional golf as the title sponsor of the
prestigious DP World Tour’s Porsche European Open in 2015, Porsche has been instrumental in
establishing a top golf event in Germany. In its role as the new title sponsor of the Porsche
Singapore Classic, the sports car manufacturer is internationalising its commitment to
professional golf in the important Asian market. Car partnerships at US PGA Tour and DP World
Tour tournaments, including the Omega European Masters in Crans Montana as well as in
women’s golf (The Amundi Evian Championship), round off its involvement in professional golf.
Launched in 2017, the Porsche Golf Circle is also highly successful. The international community
for keen golf-playing Porsche customers gives members the opportunity to enjoy exclusive
golfing experiences at unique locations and at professional tournaments. Paul Casey has been
complementing the Porsche family as the first Brand Ambassador from the game of golf since
2020.

About the Porsche Singapore Classic
The Porsche Singapore Classic stands as the opening event on the DP World Tour’s “Asian Swing”,
showcasing world-class golfing excellence against the stunning backdrop of Singapore. As a
premier tournament in the global golfing calendar, the Porsche Singapore Classic brings together
top-tier players to challenge themselves at the venerable Classic Course at Laguna National Golf
Resort Club for an unforgettable celebration of skill and sportsmanship.
Presented by Porsche, one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands and staged in
collaboration with the DP World Tour’s event delivery partner, Vantage Pointe, the Porsche
Singapore Classic promises an unparalleled experience for players and spectators alike offering
not only spectating of competitive golf, but a unique spectator village and activities set within the
lush resort grounds of the Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore.
Through a commitment to excellence, precision, and passion for the game, the tournament
continues to raise the bar for golfing events, setting the stage for thrilling competition and
fostering a vibrant golfing community. Past winners from the DP World Tour’s history of
championships in Singapore include Major Champions Sir Nick Faldo, Ian Woosnam, Vijay Singh
and Adam Scott; eight- time DP World Tour Order of Merit winner and 2010 winning Ryder Cup
Captain Colin Montgomerie; the first ever Singaporean to win on the DP World Tour Mardan
Mamat; the first ever Chinese player to win on the DP World Tour, Zhang Lian Wei; the first ever
Indian player to win on the DP World Tour, Arjun Atwal as well as Nick Dougherty and Matteo
Manassero. Last year’s tournament was won by South Africa’s Ockie Strydom.
The Porsche Singapore Classic, where the spirit of the sport meets the dynamic energy of
Singapore, creating a legacy of golfing brilliance that resonates worldwide. Our Game. Our Style.

About the DP World Tour
The DP World Tour is the main men’s professional golf Tour of the European Tour group.

Our 2024 global schedule features a minimum of 44 tournaments in 24 different countries across
three distinct phases of the season: five ‘Global Swings’ from November 2023 to August 2024; the
‘Back 9’ from September 2024 to October 2024; and the ‘DP World Tour Play-Offs’, comprising
two consecutive Rolex Series events in November 2024.
Overall, the 2024 season features five Rolex Series events – the premium category of events on
the DP World Tour – and four Major Championships, all of which count towards the Race to Dubai
Rankings in partnership with Rolex, the Tour’s season-long competition which concludes at the
DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
DP World, the leading provider of global smart end-to-end supply chain and logistics solutions,
has been the title partner of the DP World Tour since the start of the 2022 season, the Tour’s 50th
season following its formation in 1972.

About Vantage Pointe
Vantage Pointe, a boutique sports agency, stands as the enduring event delivery partner for the
DP World Tour’s Porsche Singapore Classic, solidifying its reputation as the go-to strategic
partner for a select group of golf-centric clients. Renowned for its bespoke services, Vantage
Pointe is engaged long term with industry leaders such as the DP World Tour, PGA Tour, Topgolf
Callaway, Airsprint Private Jets, and Laguna Hotel Holdings. Setting itself apart, Vantage Pointe is
dedicated to delivering unparalleled value to its clients, leveraging a commitment to global best
practices, coupled with the team’s profound technical expertise and extensive experience in the
sports management space.

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