Hong Kong Open

The Hong Kong Open is the oldest professional sporting event in Hong Kong and in 2013 celebrates its 55th anniversary. The winner of the 2012 edition was Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Hong Kong Open 2013 live - Miguel Angel Jimenez wins for the fourth time

Hong Kong Open winner Miguel Angel Jimenez with his girlfriend Susann. Photo: AFP

Well, that's about it from Fanling folks. Another amazing finish to this tournament - it always seems to provide last-hole drama.

It's been a diminished field compared to recent years, but the excitement and the quality of golf has still been top-notch.

Sunday, 8 December, 2013, 6:18pm

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

Stuart Manley leads the way on -10. Photos: Richard Castka

END OF DAY 3

-10 Manley

-9 Ormsby, Kapur

-8 Webster, Lara, Jimenez,

-7 Sjoholm, Meesawat, Cejka

Day 3 Scores

 

7 Dec 2013 - 5:55pm

Jbe Kruger storms into lead after day two of Hong Kong Open

Jbe Kruger leads the Hong Kong Open by one shot after day 2. Photos: Richard Castka

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7 Dec 2013 - 11:47am

Hong Kong Open 2013 - live blog

Wales' Stuart Manley shot 67. Photos: Richard Castka

Final edit - doesn't seem to be anything else to report here, so that's us for day one. Tune in tomorrow for more

5:40

Alright, let's wrap it up here.

5 Dec 2013 - 5:52pm

Tennis star Li Na targets new Hong Kong Open next year

Li Na

The Hong Kong Open will be staged from September 8 next year, a week after the US Open finishes in New York - a fact that will increase the chances of local fans seeing Li in action. The Hong Kong event has been given "International" status by the Women's Tennis Association, which places it one rung below the organisation's top-level "Premier" events, which in turn sit below the grand slams.

1 Feb 2013 - 2:45am

Despite huge growth, Asian golf has problems

Yani Tseng of Taiwan hits a shot from a bunker of the 1st hole during the third round of LPGA Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya in 2011. Photo: AP

Rapid growth has made Asia the big new destination for world golf but there’s an unmistakable sense of gloom as long-standing events face an uncertain future and local talent stalls.

While rich tournaments and even richer stars continue to flood east, grabbing widespread attention and making large sums for the game’s elite, for the home-grown scene it’s a different story entirely.

19 Dec 2012 - 12:50pm

Hong Kong Open keeps Super Series status

The Hong Kong Open is one of the most popular Super Series events among the players.

The Hong Kong Open will retain its status as a Super Series event for another four years, the World Badminton Federation (WBF) has confirmed.

5 Dec 2012 - 4:07am

Local squash ace Annie Au eyes top four finish at Hong Kong Open

Annie Au stretches to make a shot at last year's Hong Kong Open. Photo: May Tse

Annie Au Wing-chi will be hoping that history repeats itself this week as she targets a last-four spot - and then maybe a place in the final - in the women's singles at the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open.

7 May 2015 - 3:35pm

Former badminton world champion Wang Lin on her way back to her best

World number one Wang Yihan of China stoops down to reach the shuttlecock. Photo: Xinhua

Wang Lin has had a roller-coaster ride in recent years, winning the world championships in 2010 before injuries saw her drop out of the top 60 in the global rankings. But Wang, 23, has picked herself up and believes that starting from scratch has made her mentally tougher.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:11am

Hong Kong confident of keeping Super Series badminton status

Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia is a picture of concentration during his first-round victory over Thai Boonsak Ponsana. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The city's badminton officials are confident the Hong Kong Open will remain part of the Super Series, despite fierce competition from other venues to join the world's premier tour.

The World Badminton Federation will decide the 12 hosts for 2014-17 at its congress in Bangkok later this month and Hong Kong will need to beat newcomers to keep its position on the calendar.

22 Nov 2012 - 2:28am

Honeymoon over as Lee Chong Wei focuses on Hong Kong Badminton Open

Hong Kong's Ng Ka-long on his way to qualifying for the main draw at the Coliseum. Photo: Xinhua

World number one Lee Chong Wei has cut short his honeymoon to play in this week's Yonex Sunrise Hong Kong Open.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:30am

Left Field: Appearance fees key to Hong Kong Open

"Pay us and we will appear" is the credo of the modern-day professional. The return of defending champion and world No 1 Rory McIlroy costs an appearance fee of HK$6 million. Photo: AFP

The tail end of the year is wheelbarrow time in Asia and, let's face it, unless Hong Kong has deep pockets the city will miss out on the big-name golfers in the future, especially now the European Tour has moved the penultimate leg in the Race To Dubai from Fanling to Antalya, Turkey, next November.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:42am

Getting to know the full Monty

Colin Montgomerie

Eight-time member of Europe's team, unbeaten in singles matches, winner five times as a player and once as captain: Colin Montgomerie thought he'd seen everything the Ryder Cup had to offer. Then came the Miracle of Medinah.

20 Nov 2012 - 3:55pm

Letters to the Editor, November 17, 2012

Traditional check-outs in Hong Kong stores. Photo: Sam Tsang

Force property developers to sponsor golf

As a PGA European Tour accredited photographer, I find reports suggesting the Hong Kong Open golf championship may lose its elite status as a PGA European Tour event very worrying.

This is a sad reflection on the lack of support from big business to sponsor professional sporting events.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:52am 2 comments

Rory McIlroy crashes out of Hong Kong Open

World number one Rory McIlroy frowns after teeing off on the 6th hole at the UBS Hong Kong Open at Fanling. Photo: AP

Rory McIlroy blamed mental fatigue, some fans blamed his tennis superstar girlfriend, while organisers did not want to blame anyone after the world number one crashed out of the UBS Hong Kong Open yesterday.

17 Nov 2012 - 5:15am

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