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Encyclopedia > Omega Hong Kong Open

The Hong Kong Open is a golf tournament which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour. It was founded in 1959 and has been part of the European Tour's schedule since 2001. The Hong Kong Golf Association, Hong Kong PGA, and Chinese PGA also receive a limited number of exemptions into the tournament for their members. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... PGA means one of the following things: Professional Golfers Association The PGA TOUR, the principal mens professional golf tour in the United States Producers Guild of America Peoples Global Action pin grid array, a type of packaging for integrated circuits Plastic grid array professional graphics adapter, a video interface...


The tournament is played towards the end of the year and for European Tour purposes it falls into the following season. For example the Hong Kong Open played on the 2-5 December 2004 was part of the European Tour's 2005 season. The bank UBS has signed a four year sponsorship agreement covering the 2005-2008 tournaments. The prize fund will be U.S.$1.2 million. UBS can refer to: UBS AG, a banking group Unbundled Bitstream Services United Building Society - the name of several financial institutions in different countries around the world. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ...


Well known golfers who have won the tournament include Bernhard Langer, Orville Moody, Kel Nagle, Greg Norman, Peter Thomson, Tom Watson and Ian Woosnam. Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney, Australia) is an Australian golfer who is best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Greg Norman (born February 10, 1955 in Queensland, Australia), is an Australian professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the worlds number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Peter Thomson (born Melbourne 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... There are at least four notable people called Tom Watson Tom Watson, the golfer Tom Watson, manager of Liverpool F.C. from 1896 to 1915 Tom Watson, the British politician Thomas E. Watson, the American Populist leader This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Ian Woosnam (March 2, 1958, Oswestry, England) is a British golf player representing Wales. ...


Winners

This list is incomplete.

As a European Tour event. The first date listed is the year in which the tournament was played and the Asian Tour season which it belonged to. The year in brackets is the European Tour season which it belonged to:

Pre sanctioning by the European Tour: Miguel Angel Jiménez (b 5 Jan 1964) is a Spanish golfer. ... Padraig Harrington (born 31st August 1971 in Dublin, Ireland) is a professional golfer. ...

Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Tom Watson (born September 4, 1949) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Ian Woosnam (March 2, 1958, Oswestry, England) is a British golf player representing Wales. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... Greg Norman (born February 10, 1955 in Queensland, Australia), is an Australian professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the worlds number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Greg Norman (born February 10, 1955 in Queensland, Australia), is an Australian professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the worlds number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Peter Thomson (born Melbourne 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney, Australia) is an Australian golfer who is best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Peter Thomson (born Melbourne 1929) is an Australian golfer. ...

External links

  • Official site (http://www.omegahongkongopen.com/)
  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site (http://www.europeantour.com/tournaments/latest.sps?iTourNo=2004082)

  Results from FactBites:
 
WorldGolf.com - Poulter hopes to thrill on fairways at Omega Hong Kong Open (907 words)
HONG KONG – Dec. 3, 2004 – Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter aims to provide the thrills through his golf rather than his fancy pants as he targets the Omega Hong Kong Open, which teed-off on Thursday.
The 46th Omega Hong Kong is the penultimate event on the 2004 Asian Tour season and is the second leg on the 2005 European Tour International Schedule.
The English star has won in Hong Kong previously at the Johnnie Walker Classic in 1990 but he is expecting a lot from himself and hopes to better last year's tied 15th outing in the Omega Hong Kong Open.
THE BI-MONTHLY JOURNAL OF THE BWW SOCIETY (4243 words)
Hong Kong is 90% Chinese, but being a former British territory and a melting pot of Eastern and Western cultures, it is an ideal venue for testing a sponsorship model that was first conceptualized in a research study of Shanghai golf patrons (Tai, 2003).
Hong Kong respondents had a ratio of 60.5% male to 39.5% female, revealing a higher number of female golfers compared to Shanghai’s 74.6% to 25.4% male-to-female ratio.
Hong Kong spectators considered the development of public golf to be a worthy undertaking on the part of the government given the prohibitive cost of golf club membership, debentures, and greens fees.
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