Li Haotong Ready To Carry China's Hopes At The WGC HSBC Champions

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Chinese golfer, Li Haotong, is set to spearhead China's hopes at the WGC HSBC championships to be played from October 31 at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai

Written By Ruchit Rastogi | Mumbai | Updated On:
Li Haotong

Chinese golfer, Li Haotong, is all set to spearhead China's hopes at the WGC HSBC championships to be played from October 31, at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai, China. The world no. 59 is well aware of the fact that it will be not an easy task to win the tournament as the world's top golfers will be contesting for the World Golf Champions trophy.

A fine display from Chinese golfers

Haotong is of the opinion that many of the Chinese golfers performing well all around the globe in different tournaments will be a boost for the home golfers at the only WGC championship to be held in Asia every season at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai.

An attempt to recover from a dismal start

Meanwhile, World No. 64, South African golfer, Justin Harding, is hoping to recover from the disappointing form that led to him missing the final cut in three of the last five tournaments. A two-time winner at the Asian Tour, Harding started the 2019 season with a win in Qatar that was followed by a decent 12th place finish at his first Master's tournament. Although, Justin's form has been inconsistent throughout the season but he plans to finish this year on a high note.

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World No. 263 Australian golfer, Scott Hend, will also be looking to end the year on a high note after winning his 10th Asian Tour title in Malaysia. He has struggled to maintain consistency after his Asian Tour win and a few changes that he made to his game.

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WGC-HSBC Champions

The WGC-HSBC Champions is a yearly golf tournament held in China. It was inaugurated in the year 2005 and since the year 2009, it has been a World Gold Championships tournament that is the only World Championships tournament to be played in Asia. Although it is the 4th tournament on the WGC calendar alongside the WGC-Dell Match Play, the WGC-Mexico Championship, and the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational events, that are all played in North America.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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