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Starry field for WGC-HSBC Champions
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Starry field for WGC-HSBC Champions

Sep 17 2013, 9:55am CDT | by IANS

Shanghai, Sep 17 (IANS) WGC-HSBC Champions is set to reinforce its reputation as Asia's Major with the announcement of the highest quality field of golfers ever assembled.

Shanghai, Sep 17 — WGC-HSBC Champions is set to reinforce its reputation as Asia's Major with the announcement of the highest quality field of golfers ever assembled. More than 40 of the world's top...

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Starry field for WGC-HSBC Champions

Sep 17 2013, 9:55am CDT | by IANS

Shanghai, Sep 17 (IANS) WGC-HSBC Champions is set to reinforce its reputation as Asia's Major with the announcement of the highest quality field of golfers ever assembled.

Shanghai, Sep 17 — WGC-HSBC Champions is set to reinforce its reputation as Asia's Major with the announcement of the highest quality field of golfers ever assembled.

More than 40 of the world's top 50 players, including three current Major champions, are scheduled to line up for the $8.5 million showpiece at the Sheshan International Golf Club from Oct 31 to Nov 3.

Leading the way are US Open champion Justin Rose, Open champion Phil Mickelson, USPGA champion Jason Dufner, World No.4 Rory McIlroy, defending champion Ian Poulter and in-form World No.6 Henrik Stenson.

The 78-man field will also include World No.8 and two-time winner on the 2013 PGA Tour Brandt Snedeker, former World No.1 Luke Donald and 2010 US Open champion and World No.9 Graeme McDowell, a multiple winner on both the US PGA and European Tour this season.

Playing for an increased prize fund in the recently elevated WGC-HSBC Champions, there will be more at stake as the golfers compete in the fourth and final World Golf Championships of 2013.

For the first time, the HSBC Champions will become part of the PGA Tour's FedExCup schedule with money earned counting as official money on the PGA Tour, and the winner earning a three-year exemption on the PGA Tour.

The HSBC Champions will also award full FedExCup points, plus the 10 percent premium awarded by all World Golf Championships compared to a regular PGA Tour event. With these changes, the HSBC Champions is now in line with the other three World Golf Championships played in the United States and is also a key part of the European Tour's Final Series.

The WGC-HSBC Champions returns to Shanghai after taking place at Mission Hills last year after seven editions here.

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Five women to watch in Rogers Cup Montreal

Jul 31 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO — The Rogers Cup begins with qualifying Saturday and the first round begins Monday at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Here are five players to watch: Serena Williams A winner of this tournament in two of the past three years, Williams is coming off a disappointing Wimbledon loss to Alize Cornet in the round of 32. Williams has had a difficult time of late, but last year’s U.S. Open champion is always a threat to win, especially on hard courts. Petra Kvitova The fourth-ranked player ...
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Five women to watch in Rogers Cup Montreal

Jul 31 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO — The Rogers Cup begins with qualifying Saturday and the first round begins Monday at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Here are five players to watch: Serena Williams A winner of this tournament in two of the past three years, Williams is coming off a disappointing Wimbledon loss to Alize Cornet in the round of 32. Williams has had a difficult time of late, but last year’s U.S. Open champion is always a ...
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Five women to watch in Rogers Cup Montreal

Jul 31 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO — The Rogers Cup begins with qualifying Saturday and the first round begins Monday at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal. Here are five players to watch: Serena Williams A winner of this tournament in two of the past three years, Williams is coming off a disappointing Wimbledon loss to Alize Cornet in the round of 32. Williams has had a difficult time of late, but last year’s U.S. Open champion is always a threat to win, especially on hard courts. Petra Kvitova The fourth- ...
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Jul 31 2014 8:25am CDT | Source: GolfWRX

The Nike MM Proto Irons, which have had blade-lovers drooling since being spotted at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this week, will be released to the public on August 4th as part of a limited run, Nike Golf announced on Wednesday through Twitter. Only 40 sets, at $1,500 each, will be available. Nike’s MM Proto forged blade irons have been tested by Seung Yul Noh and Russell Henley, and according to an Instagram pos ...
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Tiger Woods wins Putt-Putt crown from son Charlie

Jul 29 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: SBNation

One of the ways in which Tiger Woods prepared for this week’s WGC event as well as the PGA Championship, following immediately on the heels of the Bridgestone, was to teach his kids ‘how to get it done’ on the Putt-Putt course. NORTON, Mass. — When Tiger Woods says his goal in every event he enters is to emerge victorious, he means it — even if it’s a fun round of Putt-Putt with his kids. ...
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Jul 28 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

There was no Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth or Tiger Woods contending with Bernhard Langer at the Senior British Open at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, but the 56-year-old played like a young man amongst seniors en route to a 13-shot win. Per Justin Ray of the Golf Channel, the win was the largest in Champions Tour history. On Sunday, Langer punctuated his performance with a five-under 67 to finish 18 under par for the tournament. When ...
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