World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions Sheshan International GC – Shanghai, China 2018

World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions Defending champion Justin Rose has confirmed his participation in the 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions taking place 25th to 28th October at Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai.
Crowd favourite, Li Haotong, will also be in Shanghai as China’s No.1 player to challenge the world’s best golfers, competing for an increased prize fund of US $10 million, as they battle for the title known as ‘Asia’s Major.’Rose’s win at the WGC-HSBC Champions last October kick-started a remarkable run of form that has seen the Englishman rise from 13th on the Official World Golf Rankings to a current position of third, with every chance of reaching the number one spot in the coming weeks.

European Ryder Cup Stars Look To Keep Shining At 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions Eleven of the victorious European Ryder Cup Team and five of the world’s top six ranked players will play at Sheshan Reigning Champion Justin Rose will have the daunting task of defending his title against his European Ryder Cup teammates; Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Alex Noren, Thorbjorn Olesen, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm later this month.

Europe’s 2018 Ryder Cup heroes will be in Shanghai, China, en masse to try and win the final World Golf Championship of the year at the 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions, 25th to 28th October at Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai. Olympic Gold Medallist Rose, who recovered an eight shot deficit on the Sunday to triumph at last year’s WGC-HSBC Champions commented: “I can’t wait to get back to Shanghai. It was such an important week for me last year and it turned an ok year into an excellent one. The confidence I gained from coming from eight shots back in such a big tournament against such a world-class field really helped me finish off last year on a high and I have kept the momentum going ever since. I will feel very proud to stand on the first tee at Sheshan and be announced as the defending Champion.

As well as hosting the strongest player field in Asia, organisers have planned significant enhancements to every aspect of the spectator experience for this year’s event including adding Virtual Reality technology to the new Lakeside area boasting a spectator viewing platform with premium sightlines of the 2nd and 9th greens. With so much on offer, fans will be looking to take advantage of a special early bird ticket offer launched today with official ticketing partner, 247 Tickets.
The WGC – HSBC Champions is one of four World Golf Championships played around the globe and the only World Golf Championship in Asia. Considered to be ‘Asia’s Major’, HSBC Champions is the biggest golf tournament in Asia played at Sheshan International Golf Club and offers the richest prize purse in the region at USD 10 million. Rated as one of the toughest tournament to qualify, the event in Shanghai attracts only the best golfers from around the world earning itself the status as: The Championship Of Champions.

The four World Golf Championship events are the most prestigious in golf, outside of the four major championships. Following a meeting of golf’s five world governing bodies (European Tour, Japan Golf Tour Organization, PGA TOUR, PGA Tour of Australasia and Sunshine Tour), the World Golf Championships were developed to enhance the competitive structure of professional golf worldwide while preserving the traditions and strengths of the individual Tours and their events.

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