Golf stars return to 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions

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Updated: 2018-10-23

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Some of the world's top golfers are set to start fierce competition at the 2018 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai's Songjiang district on Nov 25-29.

The HSBC Champions was founded in 2005 and achieved World Golf Championships status in 2009. It is one of Asia's biggest tournaments in terms of prestige and prize money.

A total of 78 athletes from 22 countries and regions will compete for the increased prize fund of $10 million.

Defending Champion Justin Rose will defend his title against a world-class field which includes all of the year's winners, 10 of the victorious European Ryder Cup team, China’s No 1 Li Haotong and five past champions - Francesco Molinari (2010), Ian Poulter (2012), Dustin Johnson (2013), Russell Knox (2015) and Hideki Matsuyama (2016).

Li Haotong turned in the best finish of a Chinese player in the WGC-HSBC Champions when he came 7th at the WGC-HSBC Champions in 2015.

"It's my great honor on behalf of China to compete with the world’s best golfers in the international tournament," Li said.

"The WGC-HSBC Champions continues to live up to its reputation as Asia's Major. Our flagship tournament, located in our historic home, WGC-HSBC Champions has served a vital role in encouraging the growth of golf in China," Leanne Cutts, Group Head of Marketing at HSBC said.

"We are proud to work with our partners to ensure that Chinese golf fans will once again see the very best in the game compete in person."

In addition to the top players in Asia, organizers have added virtual reality technology and lakeside viewing platforms to improve fan experience.

You can book tickets for the HSBC Champions here: https://www.hsbcgolf.com/zh-hans/buy-tickets-online

Golf stars return to 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions

Golf players exercise at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai's Songjiang district. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Golf stars return to 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions

Players at the 2017 WGC-HSBC Champions.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Golf stars return to 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions

Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai's Songjiang district [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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