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  1. Curtis a confirmed fan of HK teenager Hak

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Jenkins

    ... British Open champion impressed with the teenager- enough for him to exchange e-mails. 'He is a good player, tall and strong and although I only saw him for nine holes, I think he has a great ... Open in 2003, the first player to win a major on his debut, suffered back spasms that forced him to drop out. 'I thought I was having a heart attack because the whole of my left side ...

  2. McIlroy keeps Westwood in sight

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and the UBS Hong Kong Open offers the only chance to grab pole position before the climax next week in Dubai. To achieve that he believes he has to do better over the next few days. 'I'm ... McIlroy, who is familiar with the par-70 Composite layout after playing here five times- in three Hong Kong Opens and two visits in his amateur days- Westwood is making his Fanling debut. Asked ...

  3. Wang's China Open hopes end in tatters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka Wang Chun's dream of making history by becoming the first woman to qualify for the Volvo China Open crashed and burned on the back nine at the Hong Hua Golf Club in Beijing yesterday. The 32-year-old held a four-shot lead going into the back nine, but an errant drive on the par-four 13th resulted in a triple-bogey seven, a hole that started a run of eight ...

  4. Unfancied Thai catches eye with late show to claim lead

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... A late charge by little-known Thai Udorn Duangdecha earned him the first-day honours and a one-stroke lead at the UBS Hong Kong Open, which got off to a scorching start yesterday. Udorn, ... bogey blemishes. Yet it was still enough to leave him all alone and at the top of a field that includes three major winners - this year's US PGA champion Yang Yong-eun, and former British ...

  5. Bourdy soaks up bubbly on 'best day of his career'

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to become the first Frenchman to win the UBS Hong Kong Open yesterday. Fellow French golfers Jean-Francois Lucquin, Christian Cevaer and Raphael Jacquelin stormed the 18th green to douse Bourdy ... to attack, knowing that Bourdy would play safe. This left him wide open to mistakes, and he made a crucial one with a wayward approach shot on the 17th which left him 25 feet from the pin. ...

  6. Ignoring pressure, Bourdy birdies his way into lead

    Posted Nov 15th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of birdies to take a handy two-shot lead into the final round at the UBS Hong Kong Open today. 'It is one of my best-ever rounds,' Bourdy declared flamboyantly after he carded a bogey-free ... of the Netherlands on 14 under, while Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy was in third place, five shots off the pace. Two-time Hong Kong Open champion (2004 and 2007) Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain, ...

  7. US-Japan alliance now an open question

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... with the US, was succinct: 'Nobody knows.' A US official, asked the same question, sighed: 'We don't know yet.' The Japan-US alliance, considered until now to have been vital ... policy. Second, is the absence of an articulated policy towards Japan by US President Barack Obama, other than platitudes, the dispatch of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to bring ...

  8. Open US' expo tent, rival groups say

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison, Will Clem

    ... the US committee to 'open the process to a coalition of all the teams' and offered 'a new and better... pavilion concept that costs less, does more and can be built in a scant six ... 'very much on track', the US State Department was on board, and the USA Pavilion organisation was open, inclusive and glad 'to answer any questions on group mechanics ...

  9. US$35m medical centre opening at Venetian

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and general health clinic-cum-spa on the fifth floor of the Venetian. The clinic is due to open in phases from May. A dentist by training, Dr Malo plans to employ 50 medical doctors and 100 therapists at the US$35 million centre in an effort to compete head on with more established facilities in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore in the lucrative and growing regional market for health check-ups, ...

  10. US export window opens for Geely

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... at home or abroad. But the different strategies also show that economic crises offer opportunities. For Hong Kong-listed Geely, a slowing US car market, as American consumers buy fewer locally ... market would benefit us,' said Lawrence Ang, Geely's executive director. 'This is a chance for us to tap the market in the United States.' Geely will land the mainland-made ...




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