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Golf: World's top 3 players to headline HSBC Women's Champions tournament

Suzann Pettersen of Norway, teeing off at the LPGA Taiwan Championship tournament in October 2013. Next year's HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club will be headlined by the world's top three players, including Pettersen. -- FILE PHOTO: AP
Suzann Pettersen of Norway, teeing off at the LPGA Taiwan Championship tournament in October 2013. Next year's HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club will be headlined by the world's top three players, including Pettersen. -- FILE PHOTO: AP
Stacy Lewis from the US at the Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013. Next year's HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club will be headlined by the world's top three players, including 20
Stacy Lewis from the US at the Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013. Next year's HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club will be headlined by the world's top three players, including 2013 champion Lewis. -- FILE PHOTO: AP
Park Inbee of South Korea at the Reignwood LPGA Classic near Beijing on Oct 6, 2013. Next year's HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club will be headlined by the world's top three players, including Park. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
Park Inbee of South Korea at the Reignwood LPGA Classic near Beijing on Oct 6, 2013. Next year's HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club will be headlined by the world's top three players, including Park. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

This year's HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club will be headlined by the world's top three players Park In Bee, Suzann Pettersen and 2013 champion Stacy Lewis.

The trio have been pencilled in for the Feb 27-Mar 2 tournament, which features the top women golfers in the world. Former world No. 1 Cristie Kerr and teenage sensation Lydia Ko are also slated to compete in the tournament.

South Korea's world No. 1 Park has been the standout performer on Tour last season, winning the first three Majors of 2013 (Kraft Nabisco Championship, LPGA Championship, US Women's Open). She was awarded the Rolex Player of the Year award.

Said Guy Kinnings, tournament promoters IMG's global head of golf: "This is a wonderful line-up of players with which to launch the 2014 HSBC Women's Championships.

"Every year this event seems to grow in stature on the global schedule and together with our partners HSBC we are working hard to ensure that our 2014 event will be the best yet."