- Celebrated: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3
- Location: Shanghai
Time: Oct. 31-Nov. 4
Venue: Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China. (2013) (中国上海佘山国际高尔夫球俱乐部)
How to get there: With a valid ticket on hand, you can get a free bus from Qinghu Station (Longhua Line, Shenzhen Metro.深圳地铁龙华线，清湖站) to the public car park for the event. Tickets will be checked at the car park and a shuttle will take you directly to the course.
The event of WGC-HSBC Champions is a world-level men's golf tournament which is sponsored by HSBC. With $7 million in prize fund, WGC-HSBC Champions draws some of the top golfers' names in the sport -- like Ian Poulter, Phil Mickelson, and Luke Donald etc. It is the final World Golf Championship of the season, which is really worth watching. So golf fans around the world can't miss such a golf feast as they would witness who would be the winner after fierce competition among those best golfers.
- The top golf stars in the field.
- World-level tournament.
- A co-sanctioned event on the European and Asian tours.
- Par: 72 hole
- Length: 7,251 yards (6,630 m)
- Format: Stroke play (no cut)
- Oct 31: Pro-Am Competition
- Nov 1: 1st round of WGC-HSBC Champions
- Nov 2: 2nd round of WGC-HSBC Champions
- Nov 3: 3rd round of WGC-HSBC Champions
- Nov 4: Final of WGC-HSBC Champions
HSBC Champions Records
- 72 holes: 267 - Ian Poulter, 2012
- 18 holes: 60 - Brandt Snedeker, 2012
Winners of the WGC HSBC Champions Golf Tournament
- 2012 - Ian Poulter, 267 (Aggregate)
- 2011 - Martin Kaymer, 268
- 2010 - Franceso Molinari, 269
- 2009 - Phil Mickelson, 271
- 2008 - Sergio Garcia, 274
- 2007 - Phil Mickelson, 278
- 2006 - Y.E. Yang, 274
- 2005 - David Howell, 268
The WGC-HSBC Champions play annually in November. It was first held in Shanghai, China, 2005. At the beginning, it is just a professional golf tournament. Since 2009 it was accepted as a World Golf Championships event. In 2013,the PGA Tour counts the HSBC Champions as an official event on the U.S. tour. The WGC-HSBC Champions is the last tournament season in a year, after the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, the WGC-Cadillac Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational events. The field consists primarily of players who have won at least one title on the top rated tournaments in the calender year and other World-Ranking leading players.
The Standard Ticket consists of 4 categories: 200 RMB for the Pro-Am day, 500 RMB for a weekday ticket, 1000 RMB for a weekend ticket(valid for one entry per person only) and 2000 RMB for a season ticket(valid for all tournament days).
The Family Ticket also includes 4 price level: 300 RMB for the Pro-Am day, 900 RMB for a weekday ticket, 1800 RMB for a weekend ticket(valid for one entry per family only) and 3500 RMB for a season ticket(valid for all tournament days). Every family pass is valid for 2 adults and juniors under 18 years old.
Special Tickets for Students: A student ticket costs only 100 RMB. But this kind of ticket is not valid for the 3rd round and final of WGC-HSBC Champions. Holders must present valid student ID upon entry. Besides, make sure that you are a full-time student. A ticket is certainly valid for one entry per student only.
Early Bird Promotion: If you book a ticket in advance from Aug 31 to Oct 7, you will get 10% off at the price -- except for Students Pass.
Official Ticket Agent: SET (Shanghai East Ticketing Co.)
Ticket Hotline: 400 1632 388 (toll free -- Mainland China)
Official Tournament Website: www.hsbcgolf.com
Online purchases: Overseas spectators can purchase the tickets through the links from the Official Tournament Website or directly log onto the website http://www.ticket2010.com/program_en.aspx?id=9557. Major ininternational credit cards are available for online purchases.
Tips for Spectators
Golf is a game of etiquette for both players and spectators so there are some important rules to remember so as to ensure the event runs smoothly and everyone enjoys the event.
Keep Quiet when Watching: Keep quiet and remain motionless when the players prepare and are about to take their shot so that they can concentrate very much to the game and do their best perform.
No Cameras and Cellphones During the Game: Cameras and cellphones can only be used in certain designated zones. Please do not disturb the players during play by shooting pictures or answering a phone call.
I updated this article on April 6, 2013
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