Golf: Michelle Wie, Ariya Jutanugarn to play in HSBC Women's Champions in S'pore

American crowd favourite Michelle Wie and Thai rising star Ariya Jutanugarn are set to feature in the HSBC Women's Champions at the end of this month.

Both golfers have received sponsor invitations for the Feb 28-March 3 tournament at the Sentosa Golf Club.

Korean-American Wie, 23, is a two-time United States LPGA Tour winner.

She said: "It's a real honour to be invited back to Singapore to play in this year's HSBC Women's Champions. It's a first-class event with an elite field of players which I've always enjoyed.

"I'm looking forward to playing the Serapong Course which I know plays quite long so it should suit my game."

Thailand's 17-year-old Jutanugarn will be making her debut in the tournament, after turning professional earlier this year.

She said: "I'm really appreciative of this opportunity to test myself against the best players in the game."

This year will be the first time the invitation-only tournament is held at the Sentosa Golf Club. World No. 1 Tseng Ya-ni of Taiwan will also be competing.

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