European Ryder Cup heroes Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell and Open Champion Ernie Els stopped off in Hong Kong en route to the WGC-HSBC Champions event, which took place at Mission Hills Golf Club in Dongguan in early November.
The players visited title sponsor HSBC's Hong Kong headquarters to officially launch the tournament and, in accordance with Hong Kong custom, rubbed the paws of the famous bronze lions outside the Norman Foster-designed building to bring good luck ahead of the tournament. The act clearly worked for Englishman Poulter, the 2010 UBS Hong Kong Open champion, who emerged with a two-stroke victory.
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