The International Federation of PGA Tours announced today that the 2012 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions will be played the week of October 29 - November 4 at Mission Hills Guangdong, China, on the Olazabal Course.
The first HSBC Champions took place in 2005 and quickly established itself on the global golf map. It was awarded the title of World Golf Championship in 2009, further enhancing its reputation as one of world's biggest tournaments. The previous seven editions of the WGC-HSBC Champions took place at Sheshan International GC, Shanghai with the following marquee players claiming the coveted title; David Howell, YE Yang, Sergio Garcia, Francesco Molinari and Phil Mickelson - the only one to have won the title twice - and in 2011 Germany's Martin Kaymer became the latest to join that impressive roll of honour.
Mission Hills hosted the 1995 World Cup, the first major international golf competition in China. The longest among Mission Hills' 12 courses at 7,320 yards, the Olazabal Course was designed by two-time Masters Champion Jose Maria Olazabal and also hosted more recent editions of the Mission Hills World Cup in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
The World Golf Championships-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 Accenture Match Play Championship, Cadillac Championship and the Bridgestone Invitational. The 2012 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions boasts a prize fund of $7,000,000.
Event Date： Oct 31 – Nov 4, 2012
Event Schedule： Wed Oct 31 Pro-Am Competition
Thu Nov 1 1st round of WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS
Fri Nov 2 2nd round of WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS
Sat Nov 3 3rd round of WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS
Sun Nov 4 Final of WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS