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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 - Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong Open ticks all the boxes so how come there's no love from sponsors?

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 10:54pm by James Porteous

    ... and unloved, the Hong Kong Open has been unable to find a new partner since 2012 when Swiss bank UBS decided they wanted to "realign their core values more synergistically with other ... repeatedly that everything possible is being done to make a new marriage, that the Hong Kong Open won't be single much longer. "Admittedly, there doesn't seem to be much of a recession ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Golf Club comes to the rescue of Hong Kong Open again

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:23pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Club comes to HK Open's rescue Lacking a title sponsor for the second year in a row, the Hong Kong Open will once again rely on the Hong Kong Golf Club for a significant portion of its ... there is no doubt that prize money plays a big part and is a factor when the big-name players look at their calendar at the start of the year and make their schedule." The Hong Kong Open is going ...

  4. Sport - Golf

    Colin Montgomerie tees off again in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 04:54pm by Hedy Bok

    ... Hedy Bok "Colin Montgomerie tees off again in Hong Kong" video by Hedy Bok Colin "Monty" Montgomerie, eight-time European Tour Order of Merit money list winner and Ryder Cup legend, is in Hong Kong this week gearing up for this year’s UBS Hong Kong Open (November 15-18) in Fanling. SCMP caught up with him for a chat on Monday at Clearwater Bay Golf Club, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Sport - Golf - Hong Kong Open

    Top golfers to play in UBS Hong Kong Open in November

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by STARR REPORTER

    ... Staff Reporter Top players to take part in HK Open Victorious Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal will play in next month's UBS Hong Kong Open, where he will join defending champion ... record in the Hong Kong Open isn't quite as good as I would like, but the way I've been playing this year I feel very confident of giving a good account of myself." The US$2 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. Sport - Golf - Hong Kong Open

    Scott Hend wins Hong Kong Open with victory over Angelo Que in play-off

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 11:02am

    ... year. Scott Hend of Australia is the new Hong Kong Open champion after beating Filipino Angelo Que at the first play-off hole at Fanling. Both men finished on 13 under par, Que mounting a late ... in a bunker," said Hend, the first Australian to win the Hong Kong Open since the great Greg Norman in 1983. It would have been nice to win it with a birdie, but I'm ecstatic Scott Hend ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Scott Hend becomes first Australian Hong Kong Open winner since 1983

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:26am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Asian Tour player beats Angelo Que in a play-off to become the first Hong Kong Open champion from his country since Greg Norman in 1983 Hend ends 31-year Aussie wait It didn't look like it, but Scott Hend said he felt calm during the play-off that won him the 56th Hong Kong Open at Fanling, becoming the first Australian since the great Greg ...

  10. Sport - Golf - Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong Golf Club has a fascinating past, but future remains cloudy

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 01:17am by James Porteous

    ... is inescapable at Hong Kong Golf Club, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, but the present and future weigh on members' minds. Walking the course at the Hong Kong Open, dragonflies zipping ... and the Hong Kong Open and those two sporting events are sacrosanct. “It is of concern to us. We’d like to have it resolved in our favour, that’s what we’re aiming for, as we want to preserve those ...




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