Golf: Park Sung-hyun set for HSBC Women's World Championship return

Park Sung-hyun plays a shot on the second hole during the first round of the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club on Nov 21, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Defending champion and world No. 2 Park Sung-hyun has confirmed that she will compete at the 2020 HSBC Women's World Championship, when the tournament returns to the New Tanjong Course at Sentosa Golf Club from Feb 27 to March 1.

The 26-year-old South Korean has been a trailblazer since she started competing on the LPGA Tour in 2017. She has won seven LPGA titles, including two Majors - the 2017 US Women's Open and the Women's PGA Championship last year.

Park's win at this year's HSBC Women's World Championship, where she claimed a two-shot victory over Minjee Lee, also re-established her at the top of the Rolex World Rankings.

She said: "I'm excited to return to Singapore next year to defend my title at the HSBC Women's World Championship. It was an exhilarating final day this year and I managed to put in a strong final round to take the championship.

"The HSBC Women's World Championship is one of my favourite events on the tour and it always feels like one of the Majors because of the calibre of competition. I was lucky to have a lot of support out on course this year so I'm looking forward to seeing the fans and getting back out next February."

Looking ahead to the 2020 tournament, Tony Cripps, CEO, HSBC Singapore, commented: "We are thrilled that Sung Hyun Park will defend her title with us at the 2020 edition of the HSBC Women's World Championship in Singapore. Sung Hyun is a special talent and a wonderful ambassador for the game.

"As a business we believe that when people come together incredible things can happen. Hosting this tournament in one of HSBC's most important international hubs showcases our firm commitment to Singapore and women in sport. We are truly proud of our role in bringing world class golf to Singapore."

Early bird tickets for the HSBC Women's World Championship 2020 are on sale for the month of December at

Family-friendly initiatives include free entry for juniors aged 16 years and under when accompanied by a ticketed adult as well as additional discounts for families and seniors.

For more information on the HSBC Women's World Championship 2020, visit the tournament website at

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