HK’s Clearwater Bay Open returns for second year
The successful Clearwater Bay Open will return for a second year in 2017. The 72-hole tournament is set for October 30-November 5.
In 2016, Australian Daniel Nisbet battled American Alex Kang. Nisbet won in a one-hole playoff in the first PGA TOUR-sanctioned event played at the stunning and picturesque course situated alongside the South China Sea.
Eligible players include all 2016 PGA TOUR China tournament winners, the top60 money-winners on the 2016 PGA TOUR China Order of Merit, the top-30 available players from the 2016 China Golf Association Ranking List, 10 open qualifiers and 10 sponsor exemptions. Also, among others, up to 10 current Web.com Tour or PGA TOUR members and the top-three available finishers on the 2017 Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit and the 2016 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Order of Merit will be eligible to play.
Nisbet gave his wholehearted endorsement of both the course and the tournament following his victory in 2016. “This is the most enjoyable week I’ve had on a golf course. This is the most breathtaking course I’ve ever played. It’s hard to play bad golf around here.”
“The 2016 Clearwater Bay Open was a smashing success, with all credit going to our players and this tremendous golf course. This is a fabulous club with whom we want to partner for the long term,” added Greg Gilligan, Managing Director, PGA TOUR China.