HSBC Ex­tends LPGA Tour Event Ti­tle Spon­sor­ship

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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.”

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