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  1. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Hong Kong Open cuts prize money

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 02:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Prize money for the prestigious Hong Kong Open has been cut US$750,000 to US$2 million, organisers said on Thursday, blaming the state of the world economy. It comes despite the tournament, one of the biggest in Asia, retaining sponsor UBS, the Swiss bank. This year’s Hong Kong Open is November 15-18. “It’s one of these things that have ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Sponsor UBS cuts Hong Kong Open prize money by US$750,000

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Organisers of the UBS Hong Kong Open have blamed the "economic climate" for reducing prize money by US$750,000, despite the Swiss bank returning to rescue the city's oldest ... million last year. The tournament runs from November 15-18 tournament at the Hong Kong Golf Club. UBS, which has backed the open for the past seven years, has stepped into the breach for one more ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Top golfer McIlroy to return for UBS Hong Kong Open in November

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... yesterday confirmed he would defend his title at next month's UBS Hong Kong Open, a day after tournament organisers received a bumper HK$15 million handout from the government's Mega ... can't wait to get back there and … defend my title. I have said it for a long time now that the Hong Kong Open is among my favourite tournaments anywhere in the world," McIlroy said. ...

  4. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Hong Kong Open 2013- Day 3 live- Stuart Manley shoots 66 to take one-shot lead into final day

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 10:22am by James Porteous

    ... tomorrow for the last day's action   Well that was a quick day's play. At the end of it, Wales' Stuart Manley is leading the Hong Kong Open by one stroke after a 66 to lie 10 under ... come in after an impressive 65. Having lost his card this year the 2006 Hong Kong Open winner is desperate to make it two titles here tomorrow Jose Manuel Lara (69-68-65,-8) Today I played some ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Hong Kong Open organisers will get HK$1.6m sanction fee

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com HK Open organisers will get HK$1.6m sanction fee The Hong Kong Golf Association will receive its sanction fee of HK$1.6 million for hosting the UBS Hong ... of uncertainty hangs over the future of Hong Kong's oldest professional sporting event, which celebrated its 54th anniversary last weekend. Title sponsors UBS have not confirmed ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Hong Kong's James Stewart earns historic berth in China Open

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 12:21am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter James Stewart has become the first Hong Kong player to qualify for the Volvo China Open since the event joined the European Tour. Stewart, 39, birdied the final hole ... play-off, having lost out twice before when this event was held at Discovery Bay Golf Club. I was thrilled to qualify.” The Open, celebrating its 20th anniversary, will be played at the Genzon Golf ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Another blow for Hong Kong Open as two tournaments clash with December event

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com After losing longtime sponsor UBS, organisers of Hong Kong tournament will find it diffcult to compete with two other events in December Open faces battle to attract top stars Squeezed out of its prime position on the European Tour and still struggling to find a new sponsor, the Hong Kong Open now faces an even tougher fight for world-class ...

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    Troubled Hong Kong Open to slash prize fund

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... "Race to Dubai", after Hong Kong lost its coveted spot as the penultimate leg in the European Tour's Order of Merit to the US$7 million Turkish Airlines Open. Hong Kong Golf ... villages in the New Territories. The Hong Kong Golf Club finally issued a statement this week, saying the Fanling course was vital to the continued existence of the Hong Kong Open. "Apart from ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Third rival event another blow for Hong Kong Open

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of the Hong Kong Open with news that the Tiger Woods hosted World Challenge will be played on the same dates as the Fanling tournament - a move bound to rob the city of many of the world's top ... it could have a bearing on the Hong Kong Open and who will be available to come here," said Iain Valentine, chief executive of the Hong Kong Golf Association. "I'm surprised ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Ice-cool Jimenez wins one for the ages

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Spaniard is oldest European Tour winner after teaching his younger rivals a lesson in snatching his third Hong Kong Open title Ice-cool Jimenez wins one for the ages The Senior Tour might be around the corner, but Miguel Angel Jimenez proved he still has the oomph to compete at the highest level when he won the UBS Hong Kong Open yesterday and became ...




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