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Golf: HSBC Women's Champions golfers ham it up in traditional warrior outfits

Published on Feb 25, 2014 5:09 PM
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Paula Creamer (left), Inbee Park (centre left), Suzann Pettersen (centre right), and Shanshan Feng (right), at the opening press conference for the HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament. Used to battling each other on greens and fairways, four of the world's top female golfers took it to another level by donning warrior outfits to promote the HSBC Women's Champions tournament in Singapore on Feb 25, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

Used to battling each other on greens and fairways, four of the world's top female golfers took it to another level by donning warrior outfits to promote the HSBC Women's Champions tournament in Singapore on Tuesday.

Instead of their typical sponsor-rich polo tees and shorts, world No. 1 Park In Bee, Suzann Pettersen (No. 2), Feng Shanshan (No. 6) and Paula Creamer (No. 11) amused and bemused a press conference in distinct Asian attire.

Besides posing for countless shots in front of the media scrum, the quartet - donning sneakers to go with their male costumes (though no one protested) - displayed short bursts of the respective martial arts which they learnt backstage.

A nervous Park looked out of sorts in a silat melayu costume. But she sportingly - and somewhat threateningly - waved her hands around, perhaps warning rivals off her top ranking.

 
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