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Golf: G-Mac, Reed, Dubuisson sign up for UBS Hong Kong Open

Graeme McDowell will be a popular draw at the UBS Hong Kong Open.

Graeme McDowell will be a popular draw at the UBS Hong Kong Open.

August 27, 2015: Graeme McDowell, Victor Dubuisson, Patrick Reed and four-time champion Miguel Angel Jimenez are the latest star names to confirm their participation in this year’s UBS Hong Kong Open.

 

The four Ryder Cup players join World No. 5 Justin Rose and World No. 7 Dustin Johnson among early confirmations for the event’s 57th edition, which will be held at Hong Kong Golf Club from October 22-25.

 

McDowell, the 2010 US Open champion, said: “I’m looking forward to getting back to Fanling. I’m not sure you can ever say that a venue ‘owes’ you anything, but I have had some really good results there and it would be pretty sweet to get a win there after going close on a couple of occasions.

 

“The last time I was there was 2010 and it’s a course I love. It’s a real old-school layout and I think the thing the players love about it is that it has stood the test of time.

 

“Sure, the scoring is quite low at the tournament, but it makes for really exciting golf, and with such good crowds there every year it seems the event is always a real highlight for the players. When you throw Hong Kong the city into the mix then you have a very special week.”

 

Reed, the World No. 18, is seeking to establish himself as a truly global player having made his name with four PGA Tour victories before the age of 25, including last year’s WGC-Cadillac Championship. The American made a strong Ryder Cup debut last year alongside new World No. 1 Jordan Spieth at Gleneagles, winning three-and-a-half points from four matches.

 

“I am very excited to announce that I have added the UBS Hong Kong Open to my schedule. I have been looking forward to putting together a truly global schedule and adding the UBS Hong Kong Open certainly does that,” Reed said.

 

“I want to compete and contend all over the world, and this gives me the opportunity to do so. The UBS Hong Kong Open has a world-class field, and I am looking forward to bringing my game to the Far East.”

Source: Asian Tour (www.asiantour.com); Editing by SportAsia  

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