By Adrian Flores
Baguio – The Fil-Am Men’s Invitational, the largest annual amateur tournament of the world, tees off in November.
It returns to its regular two-week schedule with 240 teams in the seniors and regulars in the roster. This number actually represents a pre-pandemic number when it posted a record of 256 teams in 2019 before Covid-19 disrupted golf worldwide.
The Fil-Am organizers staged the 71st edition last year but accommodated only more than 300 players as they had to follow the health protocols set by the Inter Agency Task Force.
“We are happy to announce that we are having the Fil-Am with 1,200 participants registered,” Fil-Am co-chair Anthony de Leon of Baguio Country Club and co-host of the tournament said in a press conference.
“We did not expect the number on the waitlist to swell that much. It seems they are just excited and happy to have the Fil-Am back to normal order,” Eustqauio said.