HSBC Women’s World Championship

24 Feb 2022

All Roads Lead To Singapore For A Sentosa Showdown

The HSBC Women’s World Championship brings together the world’s best players, and this year will see the winners from three of the major international women’s golf tours competing at the 3 – 6 March event at Sentosa.

Danielle Kang, Lydia Ko and Leona Maguire, winners from the year’s first three LPGA Tour events, will all feature in the 66-player line up, as will Esther Henseleit, winner of the first event on the Ladies European Tour, together with Hannah Green, winner from the WPGA Tour of Australasia-sanctioned Vic Open.

Ko (2015), Kang (2018) and Green (2021) all share the accolade of having finished runner-up in the tournament often referred to as ‘Asia’s Major’. The trio will be looking to draw on their depth of experience to go one better this year. Meanwhile Maguire and Henseleit will be making their tournament debuts.

McGuire, whose recent LPGA Drive On Championship victory was her first on Tour, said, “I had a couple of close finishes last year before getting off to the perfect start this month so really hope I can take that form to the HSBC Women’s World Championship. Look forward to seeing you there!”

Green, who came tantalisingly close to winning at Sentosa last year, said:
“I really enjoyed last year’s event in Singapore and was pleased to give myself a chance to win on the final day. I’m looking forward to starting my LPGA season here and hoping to keep it going.”

Hinako Shibuno and Momoko Ueda of Japan, Xiaowen Yin of China, Emily Pedersen of Denmark and Singapore’s Sock Hwee Koh will also join the elite field. Tournament sponsor HSBC have invited the five to compete on account of their promising talent and continued contribution to the game.

Jonathan Castleman, Managing Director – Global Head of Brand and Brand Partnerships at HSBC, said, “As a long-term supporter of the game, HSBC is committed to opening up the world of golf and creating a pathway for the best young players from the Asia-Pacific region to compete on a world stage. The combination of the talent these players have shown and the manner in which they have conducted themselves matches our ambition to help grow the game at all levels and attract new audiences. We look forward to seeing them all in action on The Tanjong and we wish them the very best of luck for the tournament.

Koh Sock Hwee (Photo – IMG Singapore)

“Congratulations in particular to Sock Hwee on a fantastic performance in the HSBC Women’s World Championship qualifier. She takes her place in one of the most competitive fields in golf on pure merit and I’m sure will have the support of the nation behind her. We wish her the very best of luck as she returns to familiar surroundings at Sentosa to take on the world’s best players.”

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