"As a golfer who is proud to represent Malaysia around the world, I'm more than excited to have the LPGA Tour at Kuala Lumpur once again this October," said Kelly Tan, two-time Olympian and LPGA Player Director. "I believe having a company like Maybank involved with the LPGA is a huge opportunity to help promote and continue developing the game of golf in Malaysia, and I'm thrilled that golf fans in my home country will have the opportunity to watch the world's best women professional golfers compete up close."
Malaysia's Minister of Sports Hannah Yeoh was instrumental in bringing this event back to the schedule. This is the same honcho KT met with earlier this year and organized a private clinic for the children of government bigwigs. In her role on the LPGA board of directors, I wouldn't be surprised if KT helped pitch this to seal the deal. Maybe the EMP has a future as an LPGA commissioner.
Now let's see if she qualifies without having to get an invite.