HSBC Extends LPGA Tour Event Title Sponsorship
HSBC has extended sponsorship of its flagship LPGA event through 2020 as the HSBC Women’s World Championship returns to the New Tanjong Course at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore next March.
For its 11th edition which took place earlier this year, the tournament was renamed the HSBC Women’s World Championship after ten years as the HSBC Women’s Champions. American star, Michelle Wie, sealed victory over a world-class field with a spectacular final putt on the 18th green for her first win on Tour since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open.
Reigning Champion, Wie, commented: “This event is a very special one to everyone on the tour. Working together, HSBC and the LPGA have built something unique. I know that everyone will be excited to hear that HSBC has extended their commitment to this fantastic tournament.”
Tony Cripps, HSBC’s Chief Executive Officer, Singapore, commented: “Our flagship event in women’s golf has evolved at a rapid pace over the past decade and the name change reflects its hard-earned reputation of ‘Asia’s Major’. We have enjoyed fantastic support from the players and we have always attracted the best of the best; just look at our previous winners, legends of the game from all corners of the globe - Mexico’s Lorena Ochoa, Karrie Webb from Australia, Ai Miyazato from Japan, US star Paula Creamer and Angela Stanford, South Korean legend Inbee Park and the ever popular and always charming Michelle Wie. We are especially thankful to the Singapore Tourism Board for all of their support and for sharing our commitment to continue to grow this great event.”