Peter Hanson

Peter Hanson's Road to Dubai may now go via Hong Kong Open

Defending champion Martin Kaymer plays from the bunker at the 15th hole during the first round of the WGC-HSBC Champions. Photo: AFP

In-form Peter Hanson's surprise surge into contention in the European Tour's Race To Dubai could see him make a last-minute decision to add the UBS Hong Kong Open to his schedule in a bid to pip the world number one, Rory McIlroy.

Friday, 2 November, 2012, 9:59am

Peter Hanson wins BMW Masters

Peter Hanson

Peter Hanson saw fire in Rory McIlroy's eyes and knew the walk down 18 would not be a cakewalk. But buoyed by a Ryder Cup-inspired year, Hanson rose to the occasion and out-duelled the world No 1 at the US$7 million BMW Masters yesterday.

29 Oct 2012 - 3:46am

Hanson holds off McIlroy in Shanghai surprise

Peter Hanson of Sweden kisses his BMW Masters trophy in Shanghai on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Sweden’s Peter Hanson capitalised on the early errors of playing partner Rory McIlroy to hold on for a one-shot victory over the world No 1 at the BMW Masters on Sunday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chinese golfing pair eye Olympic glory

Sweden's Peter Hanson has a one-shot lead in Shanghai. Photo: AFP

China's top two ranked golfers, Wu Ashun and Liang Wenchong, flew the flag proudly at the US$7 million BMW Masters yesterday - something they hope to do at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

28 Oct 2012 - 2:57am

Focused McIlroy produces another cracker

Rory McIlroy plays from the rough on the 17th hole before finishing at 12 under par after the second round of the BMW Masters at the Lake Malaren Golf Club. Photo: AFP

As China's rapid pace of economic growth exploded around him, world No 1 Rory McIlroy produced his own fireworks to take his familiar place high up on the leaderboard at the BMW Masters yesterday.

27 Oct 2012 - 4:15am