At the end of a hugely successful championship Giles Morgan, Global Head of Sponsorship and Events at HSBC said:
“This week really has been golf’s major moment in Asia so far. From the debate and desire to take the game forward at the HSBC Golf Business Forum to our extension announcements across flagship HSBC events in Shanghai, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, all before the highlight of another world-class tournament at Sheshan. It’s been simple wonderful especially as we celebrate the bank’s 150th anniversary and proves the future the game has in China and Asia.
“Our sponsorship of golf is founded upon a genuine love of the game, our commitment to open up golf worldwide and our support of human ambition as a business. So to have a worthy a champion like Scotland’s Russell Knox hailing from the birthplace of the game as well as seizing his breakthrough moment in Shanghai, HSBC’s own Scottish roots, a truly international leaderboard and a new homegrown hero in Li Hao Tong emerge in front of record crowds, we couldn’t be happier.
"Li finishing so high on the leaderboard will undoubtedly inspire so many in China and has given us a glimpse of what the future holds especially as we enter an Olympic year in 2016. We can’t wait for five more years of the World Golf Championship-HSBC Champions as there is so much to look forward to.”