2012 & 2013

HK Golfer - - Honma Hong Kong Open | The Top Champions -

Mak­ing only two bo­geys all week, Miguel An­gel Jiménez held off the chal­lenge of a re­ju­ve­nated Fredrik An­der­s­son Hed to win by just one shot. Jiménez aside, the veter­ans flour­ished at Fan­ling, with New Zealand’s Michael Camp­bell and Zhang Lian-wei of China fea­tur­ing on the leader board for most of the tour­na­ment be­fore fall­ing back on an en­thralling fi­nal day. But it was the form of world No. 1 Rory McIl­roy that raised more than a few eye­brows. The de­fend­ing cham­pion opened up with a poor 73 and, de­spite a bright start to his sec­ond round, went into freefall on the back nine to miss the cut. Twenty-four hours later, McIl­roy was sun­ning him­self on a Dubai beach with his then ten­nis-star girl­friend Car­o­line Woz­ni­acki.

In the fol­low­ing year, Jiménez de­fended his ti­tle in style to en­ter the record books yet again. His win meant he matched that the achieve­ment of Hsieh Yung-yo, who also has four Hong Kong Open vic­to­ries to his credit.

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