2019 European Tour Tracker

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This week: WGC-HSBC Champions

What: European Tour Event: WGC-HSBC Champions
Where: Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai
Miles Travelled:

6,700 miles

Short Description:
My Role This Week:

I’m one of the Press Officers at the WGC-HSBC Championship in Shanghai. This week I’m looking after local media requests, helping arrange interviews for our broadcast partners and producing reports from the tournament.

This week, my OGIO bags and I have arrived in Shanghai. It’s a pretty amazing city with around 25 million people living here and one that I have visited in the past, so it was great to get down to The Bund on Tuesday evening to take in some of the sights and experience the local food.

Seven of the ten previous winners of the WGC-HSBC Champions are in the field this week, including former World Number One Rory McIlroy, who always draws a crowd wherever he plays across the world. Rory had a few hours of press this week and will generally be interviewed daily post round, but it comes with the territory of being one of the biggest names in the game of golf.

Defending champion Xander Schauffele joined World Number Two Rory McIlroy, former World Number One Justin Rose, Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter and local hero Li Haotong to surprise some of China’s most promising young players – stars of the CGA-HSBC China Junior Golf Program – at the driving range on Tuesday. Celebrating 15 years of world-class golf in Shanghai, the event has brought some of the game’s biggest stars to China and the ‘best golf lessons ever’ were given to five junior players as a reward for showing outstanding progress during the 2019 season of the junior program.

In 2006 there were only 406 registered junior golfers in China, while in 2019, the figure stands at over 60,000 registered junior golfers with overall junior participation around 700,000. We continue to see great crowds attending the event as well at Sheshan, as shown here with this picture of Justin Rose approaching the first tee, as the game continues to thrive in this country.

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