Welcome from Peter Wong
A very warm welcome to the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions 2017. Once again we have brought this leading international tournament to the world-class Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai for the 13th presentation of our flagship golf event.
The HSBC Champions in Asia began here in 2005 and since 2009 has become the region’s only World Golf Championships tournament. It attracts the top golfers and leading players from around the world, and it is a great pleasure to see so many coming back to join us again.
We have sponsored golf for many years because we believe it has great potential to widen its audience and participation. As well as sponsoring leading international tournaments, grassroots golf is also at the heart of our ambition to open up the world of golf.
The World Golf Championsships-HSBC Champions has been integral to the promotion of golf in China and Asia, contributing to its development as a global sport and we are thrilled to see many young Asian players competing against the world’s very best.
We are proud to sponsor this outstanding event and wish all the players every success in the tournament. May we all, players and spectators, enjoy another wonderful spectacle of world-class golf at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.
Peter T S Wong
Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited