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Eighteen nations represented at HSBC Champions
October 12, 2011

The 2011 HSBC Champions is gathering one of the most international fields ever assembled at a World Golf Championships with 18 nations already represented at the season's final World Golf Championships held at the Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, 3 rd to 6 th November 2011.

Bill Haas , winner of the Tour Championship and FedExCup is the latest of 14 American players already confirmed in the 78-man field. Adam Scott and Geoff Ogilvy head up a contingent of seven Australian stars while Ernie Els is the latest entry of a 6-strong South African contingent which includes Masters Champion, Charl Schwartzel , increasing the likelihood that the 2011 winner of the HSBC Champions will be from the Southern Hemisphere.

The field is by no means complete with the all-important cut-off date of the 17 th October the focus for several key qualifying categories. Those players not otherwise qualified will be setting their sights on winning their place through owning a ranking within the world's top 25 or as one of the top five ranked players not otherwise exempt on the Race to Dubai Ranking come the 17 th October. The winners of this week's Portugal Masters and the upcoming Andalucía Masters will also seal their spot in this elite tournament. 

Those who have already booked their place in the tournament known as 'Asia's Major' include World Number one and two Luke Donald and Lee Westwood,  the year's four Major Champions Charl Schwartzel (The Masters), Rory McIlroy (US Open) and Darren Clarke (The Open Championship) Keegan Bradley , ( US PGA Championship) and the four reigning  World Golf Championships; Francesco Molinari, Luke Donald, Nick Watney and  Adam Scott .

HSBC Group Head of Sponsorship, Giles Morgan, said, "We are witnessing a real changing of the guard at the top of world golf's leaderboard and the international nature of the field absolutely reflects this - golf has truly become a global game and the WGC-HSBC Champions is shaping up to be a fitting climax to what has been a momentous year for the sport with first time winners at all the majors and WGC events.  It would take a brave man to make any predictions about this year's WGC-HSBC Champions but it's going to be great fun watching things unfurl as Asia continues to cement its place at golf's top table."

Robbie Henchman , Co-Managing Director of IMG Golf, the tournament promoters, added, "The field is shaping up to be one of the strongest and most international fields ever seen in Asia and it is going to be very interesting  to see which players seal the final qualifying places. Everything is in place at Sheshan to receive the world's best players and there is every indication that this seventh edition of the HSBC  Champions will be the best yet." 

The WGC-HSBC Champions is one of four World Golf Championships sanctioned and organized by the operational committee of the International Federation of PGA Tours, which includes the Asian Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA TOUR, PGA Tour of Australasia and Sunshine Tour.  The other World Golf Championships include the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, WGC-Cadillac Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

The 2011 WGC-HSBC Champions boasts a prize fund of $7,000,000. For ticket information, regular field updates, the full qualifying criteria and more information, please visit www.hsbcgolf.com .








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