China’s top player, Feng Shanshan, will be aiming to give her home fans plenty to cheer about after confirming she will play in this month’s World Ladies Championship at Mission Hills Haikou.
Feng will be joined in the star-studded line-up by South Korean ace So Yeon Ryu, meaning the tournament will feature four of the world’s top six.
"I'm thrilled to be returning to Mission Hills Haikou for this fantastic event," said Feng, the world number six. “Having won the inaugural World Ladies Championship, the tournament will always hold a special place in my heart.
"I'm looking forward to playing in front of my home fans once more and will be aiming to put on a great show for them."
Feng’s one-stroke victory over Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum at Mission Hills Haikou two years ago made her the first player from China to win on the Ladies European Tour (LET).
It was also her first significant victory in her home country and marked the beginning of an outstanding year.
In June 2012 she became the first Chinese golfer, male or female, to win a major when she captured the LPGA Championship and she added her second LET victory in December at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. She also won three times on the LPGA of Japan Tour.