Tuesday 28 April 2009

HSBC Champions Event Gets Promotion!

In a great boost for golf in Asia, the HSBC Champions event in China has been upgraded to WGC status. This is a landmark decision for world golf and it creates the most prestigious event on the Asian continent. Formerly the opening event on the European PGA Tour, this new status will mean more prize money and more stringent qualification criteria. Although already attracting big names, the organisers can expect a truly world class field for the revamped tournament in Shanghai this November.

The reaction has been universally good from players and administrators alike, with Tiger Woods and defending champion Sergio Garcia among those welcoming the news.

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