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PUBLISHED : Friday, 20 July, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 20 July, 2007, 12:00am
 

July 19-22


The Open Championship


Carnoustie Golf Club


Scotland


The world's top players will compete for the Claret Jug with Tiger Woods (above), who will be gunning for his third Open Championship after winning at St Andrews in 2005 and at Hoylake last year. He will face a tough international challenge, including Masters champion Zach Johnson, who beat Woods to the first major title of the year at Augusta in April.


www.opengolf.com


August 6-12


89th PGA Championship


Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States


Defending champion Tiger Woods will need to adjust to the course changes at Southern Hills to keep his title after winning last year's PGA at Medinah. Woods says he is relishing the test of his ability to shape shots and hit the ball 'against the hills'. 'It's certainly a course [where] you have to manoeuvre the ball both ways ... you also have to hit different trajectories too, which is great.' www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2007/news/


October 11-14


HSBC World Match Play Championship


Wentworth Club


Surrey, England


An elite 16-man field will compete for the richest first prize in world golf of GBP1 million (HK$15.76 million). If Paul Casey of England is to defend his title, he will need to beat 15 of the world's best, including US Open champion Angel Cabrera (below) of Argentina.


www.hsbcgolf.com


November 1-4


Barclays Singapore Open


Sentosa Golf Club


Singapore


Asia's richest national Open, offering US$4million in prize money (up by US$1 million from last year), will attract a star-studded lineup of international heavy hitters. World No4 Australian Adam Scott, the two-time defending champion, will return to take on former world No1 Ernie Els. Two-time PGA champion Vijay Singh (above) is also likely to feature strongly.


www.barclayssingaporeopen.com


November 8-11


HSBC Champions


Sheshan International Golf Club


Shanghai, China


The world's top 50 players and winners from the four leading golf tours will compete for the Asia's richest first prize in golf - US$5million. Last year, South Korea's Yang Yong-eun beat a strong international field, including Tiger Woods, who finished second. Veteran Fijian star Vijay Singh will compete this year, as will three-time major winner Ernie Els (above) of South Africa.


www.hsbcgolf.com


November 15-18


Asian Tour: UBS Hong Kong Open


Hong Kong Golf Club


Fanling, Hong Kong


With US$2million in prize money at stake, last year's champion, Jose Manuel Lara of Spain, will do his best to defend his title. But he faces fierce competition from other top professionals, including 2005 champion Colin Montgomerie and last year's runner-up Juvic Pagunsan of the Philippines.


www.ubshongkongopen.com


November 19-25


Omega Mission Hills World Cup


Mission Hills Golf Club


Shenzhen, China


Regarded as 'The Olympics of Golf', the World Cup is the world's oldest international team event, featuring up to 28 two-man teams. Germany's Bernhard Langer (above) and Marcel Siem are the defending champions after defeating Scotland's Colin Montgomerie and Marc Warren in a sudden-death playoff.


www.missionhillswgc.com/


December 6-9


Asian Tour: Volvo Masters of Asia


Thai Country Club


Bangkok, Thailand


The season-ending Asian Tour Championship has increased its prize money to US$750,000. Asia's top 60 players from the UBS Order of Merit are invited to play this classic event. Star Thai player Thongchai Jaidee will defend his title.


www.volvomastersofasia.org


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