World Golf Championships set for Oct 31 in Sheshan

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Updated: 2019-08-15

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World Golf Championships set for Oct 31 in Sheshan

Golfers dressed in Peking Opera costumes pose at the opening ceremony of a previous World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai Sheshan National Tourist Resort. [Photo/IC]

The $10.25 million World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions will tee off at Shanghai Sheshan International Golf Club on Oct 31.

Sponsored by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC), the Sheshan tournament, which is also known as 'Asia's major,' has attracted the top four players in the world rankings: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Rose.

As HSBC approaches the 15th year of its award-winning title sponsorship of Asia's biggest tournament, tickets are in high demand while sponsorship sales are also exceptionally strong due to what is being described as one of the best fields ever in the tournament's history.

Jonathan Castleman, global head of HSBC's brand partnerships, said, "With another major winner confirmed in Francesco Molinari and homegrown star Li Haotong joining the all-star cast of the world's best golfers, we already have the perfect ingredients for the tournament to live up to its billing as 'Asia's major.' Once again, we know the eyes of the golfing world will be firmly fixed on Shanghai come October."

World Golf Championships set for Oct 31 in Sheshan

Xander Schauffele from the United States wins the WGC-HSBC Champions in Sheshan International Golf Club on Oct 28, 2018. The reigning champion will be defending his title this October. [Photo/IC]

"WGC-HSBC Champions has gained a reputation for assembling elite fields and delivering incredible experiences. This tournament has been a catalyst for so many exciting developments for golf in China, and we look forward to that journey continuing," Castleman added.

New apparel sponsor Descente, official liquor Nei Can, and official water Voss are the tournament's newest sponsors, joining a notable group of premium brands that include WeChat, Mercedes Benz, iQiyi Sports, Dell Technologies, and the Yuluxe Sheshan, a Tribute Portfolio hotel.

An early-bird ticket discount of up to 35 percent off is being offered through the end of August. Spectators aged 18 years and under can enter for free when accompanied by a ticketed adult, with additional discounts available for students and families.

Sheshan Golf Club is the first private golf course built in Shanghai. With highly-restricted membership requirements, the club boasts high-class fields, 1,000-year-old ginkgo trees, and Jiangnan-styled bridges over calm waterways.

World Golf Championships set for Oct 31 in Sheshan

An aerial view of Sheshan International Golf Club, the first private golf course built in Shanghai [Photo/IC]

Venue: Sheshan International Golf Club, 288 New Linyin Avenue, Sheshan National Tourist Resort, Songjiang District, Shanghai


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