UBS returned as the title sponsor of Hong Kong’s oldest professional sporting event since 2012, renewed its backing of the event with a multiyear commitment to support the Hong Kong Open.
Justin Rose became the 11th major champion to win the UBS Hong Kong Open after an enthralling final-day duel with Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark. The pair had been neck-and-neck for two days at Fanling, coming into the final day with a share of the lead and they still could not be separated as they stood on the 12th tee on Sunday. But a double bogey from Bjerregaard on the 14th proved crucial and Rose came home in 34 to get to 17 under and win the title.
Rose has returned in 2016 but could just finish at a tied for 36th. And the Olympic champion is coming back again this year. Maybe a similar showdown against Sergio Garcia like the 2017 Masters?