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The UBS Hong Kong Open will take on added significance later this year when the historic tournament marks the beginning of the 2018 European Tour season.
The event will be played at Hong Kong Golf Club from November 23-26, and will once again be tri-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Hong Kong Golf Association.
The combined star power of the three golf bodies will once again gather with the hope of etching their name on the trophy alongside such luminaries as Padraig Harrington, Miguel Angel Jiménez, José María Olazábal, Rory McIlroy and Colin Montgomerie.
Not since December 2003 has the UBS Hong Kong Open taken its place as the first event of a European Tour season, when Padraig Harrington got his 2004 campaign off to a winning start.
The galleries at the Hong Kong Golf Club can also expect a gripping finale as the UBS Hong Kong Open is set to be one of the last events on the 2017 Asian Tour schedule where the leading Asian Tour players will be battling for the prestigious Order of Merit crown.