The 2016 Maybank Championship Malaysia golf tournament on the European Tour is taking place this week from February 18-21, 2016, at the Royal Selangor Golf Club located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs for the golfers to win this week at the 2016 Maybank Championship Malaysia.
The Maybank Championship Malaysia is being considered a brand new tournament but it is basically replacing the Malaysian Open which had been played annually since 1962. Lee Westwood (1997, 2014) and Thongchai Jaidee (2004, 2005) are recent two-time winners of the Malaysian Open. Louis Oosthuizen won the tournament in 2012 and Anirban Lahiri from India won last year.
Big names playing in the 2016 Maybank Championship Malaysia include Louis Ooosthuizen, Danny Willett and Martin Kaymer who is dating Kirsty Gallacher the super hot cousin of Stephen Gallacher who is also in the field. There are also eight Americans playing with Paul Peterson, Jason Knutzon, Brett Munson, Anthony Kang, David Lipsky, Berry Henry, Peter Uihlein and Casey O’Toole.
The total prize money up for grabs at the inaugural Maybank Championship Malaysia in 2016 is $3 million. While the total prize money is listed at $3 million in American dollars on the European Tour website the individual amounts for each spot are listed in Euros. The prize money below for each spot has been converted from Euros to dollars at the current rate of 1.11.
- Winner – $488,979
The winner of the 2016 Maybank Championship Malaysia will earn $488,979. The winner of a European Tour golf tournament generally gets about 16.67% of the total prize money. With a total purse of $3 million, 16.67% of that is $500,000.
- Second place – $325,983
Second place is worth $325,983 at the 2016 Maybank Championship Malaysia. Bernd Wiesberger finished alone in second place at the Malaysia Open last year and he also tied for second in 2014 with Louis Oosthuizen and Nicolas Colsaerts.
- Third place – $183,661
Third place at the 2016 Maybank Championship Malaysia is worth $183,661. Alejandro Canizares from Spain who played golf at Arizona State and Paul Waring from England tied for third last year at the Malaysia Open.
- Fourth place – $146,693
Fourth place is worth $146,693 at the 2016 Maybank Championship Malaysia. In 2013, Victor Dubuisson from France and 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel from South Africa tied for fourth place at the Malaysia Open.
- Fifth place – $124,396
Fifth place at the 2016 Maybank Championship Malaysia is worth $124,396. Gregory Bourdy from France, Richard T. Lee from Canada, and Lee Westwood who won the Malaysian Open twice all tied for fifth place at the Malaysia Open last year.