UBS HONG KONG OPEN TEES OFF 2018 EURO­PEAN TOUR SEA­SON

Golf Asia (Malaysia) - - BUZZ -

The his­toric tour­na­ment will mark the be­gin­ning of the 2018 Euro­pean Tour sea­son. The event - which dates back to 1959 - will be played at Hong Kong Golf Club from Novem­ber 23rd to the 26th 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. Last year, Sam Brazel claimed his maiden Euro­pean Tour ti­tle in just his 17th ap­pear­ance as the Aus­tralian up­set the odds to se­cure a one-stroke vic­tory over Spain’s 2016 Ry­der Cup player Rafa Cabr­era Bello; it was also his first Asian Tour ti­tle. 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.

Same Brazel, the event's 2016 champ

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