Top 15 in world confirm for HSBC Women's Champions tournament
GOLF: SINGAPORE, Feb 16, 2008 - The world's top 15 golfers
have confirmed they will play at the inaugural HSBC Women's Champions
tournament in Singapore this month, the best field ever assembled in
The event is the richest women's tournament in the region with two
million dollars in prize money and is headlined by world number one
Lorena Ochoa, World Golf Hall of Famer Se Ri Pak and Annika Sorenstam.
Joining them will be last month's Australian Open winner Karrie Webb,
Korean superstar Ji Yai Shin, and LPGA 2007 Rookie of the Year Angela
Only winners on the LPGA Tour, and leading money winners from the
Ladies European Tour and tours in Japan, Korea, Australasia and Asia are
Dubbed 'Asia's major', it will be played at Tanah Merah Country Club
from February 28 to March 2. One player eager to lay her hands on her
first title is Park, the Brazilian sensation born to Korean parents.
"I had a fantastic rookie season and I want to build on that
achievement and join my peers on the list of LPGA winners and work
towards becoming a true champion in the sport," she said. "The HSBC
Women's Champions is going to be a tough event with so many top players
competing. I will give it my best and in four days of stroke play,
anything can happen so it's going to be very exciting."
The four-day stroke play event mirrors the men's competition in
Shanghai, which was won last year by world number two Phil Mickelson.
The American called the men's tournament one of the most coveted
events of the year and said he expected the women's one to match that.