Ernie Els to Make Hong Kong Open Debut

Joining Ernie Els will be four-time Hong Kong Open winner Miguel Angel Jimenez, who will attempt to win the tournament for an unprecedented third time in-a-row.

updated: September 03, 2014 15:08 IST
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File photo: Ernie Els of South Africa plays his shot from the fourth tee during the final round of The Barclays at The Ridgewood Country Club on August 24, 2014 in Paramus, New Jersey.


Four-time Major champion Ernie Els has confirmed his participation at the prestigious Hong Kong Open for the first time. Taking place from October 16-19, 2014, the tournament will be the penultimate event on The European Tour international schedule before the lucrative Final Series. It will again be sanctioned with the Asian Tour and Hong Kong Golf Association.

The South African, who has 70 tour titles to his name, will play four tournaments in Asia starting with the Hong Kong Open as he makes his final preparations for the World Tour Championship. He is currently in 21st place in The Race to Dubai.

The Big Easy, as he is known on the tour, who will celebrate his 45th birthday on the Friday of the tournament, is excited to grace the fairways of the Hong Kong Golf Club.

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