Paul Lawrie and Rory McIlroy head for Hong Kong
WORLD No 1 Rory McIlroy is set to defend his Hong Kong Open title next month.
Fresh from their sensational comeback victory over the Americans in Medinah last month, fellow Ryder Cup players Paul Lawrie and Miguel Angel Jimenez will also take part, as will Europe’s captain, Jose Maria Olazabal.
The focus returns to the Race to Dubai for the quartet at the $2 million tournament from 5-9 November.
“My record in the event isn’t quite as good as I would like,” said Lawrie. “But the way I’ve been playing this year, I feel very confident of giving a good account of myself.”
American Ryder Cup player Matt Kuchar is also set to tee it up at the event co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours.
“I’m very excited about making my debut at the Hong Kong Open,” said Kuchar, who won two out of three points for the US side in the Ryder Cup thriller.
“I look forward to finding out for myself what all the buzz is about. The strength of the field is impressive and Rory’s record in the tournament is even more impressive,” added the American, a four-times US PGA Tour winner.
“It’s going to be tough to win my first European Tour title, but I’m certainly going to give it my best shot.”
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