"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
Alvin Sallay
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Alvin Sallay

Left Field: Appearance fees key to Hong Kong Open

To attract the world's top players, city will have to dig deep now that the tournament has been demoted by the European Tour

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"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
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