The tournament’s title sponsor Maybank, one of South-East Asian region’s leading financial institutions, is marking next year’s milestone event with an increase in the tournament prize purse to US$3 million. The increase from US$ 2.75 million in 2014 is the first part of an integrated multi-platform plan to mark Maybank’s long standing commitment towards upholding the rich heritage of Malaysia’s golf pinnacle in celebration of their tenth (10) anniversary as the title sponsor.
"It fills me with great pride that Maybank has done its part to elevate our National Open to a world class tournament that is respected on both the European and Asian Tours. 2015 marks the tenth year that Maybank will bring the Malaysian Open to its fans. And in highlighting our nations sports tourism destinations, we are thrilled to celebrate this historic milestone” said Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor, Chairman, Maybank.
“Over the past nine years we have strived to make it better and stronger. Leading world major championship winners like Rory Mcllroy, Martin Kaymer, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, and multiple-time winners like Lee Westwood, Thongchai Jaidee and K.J Choi have graced the tournament over the years. Next year, with its February schedule, will see the list of golfing luminaries display a similarly exciting performance and the quality of play that will thrill spectators from around Asia amidst the lush greenery of the KLGCC.”