HSBC has announced the renewal of its commitment to the world golf championships including the HSBC Women's Champions tournament.
HSBC, has announced the renewal of three key pillars of its global golf sponsorship portfolio and confirmed its commitment to the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, the HSBC Women’s Champions and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship following the news earlier this summer that the bank will continue as Patron of The Open Championship.
Giles Morgan, Global Head of Sponsorship and Events at HSBC, made the announcement on stage at the 2015 HSBC Golf Business Forum in Shanghai ahead of the 11th edition of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club later this week and against the backdrop of the bank’s 150th Anniversary.
Morgan, flanked by an impressive cast of PGA TOUR Commissioner, Tim Finchem; European Tour Chief Executive, Keith Pelley; Chief Executive of the R&A, Martin Slumbers; Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han; HE Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) and Global Head of Golf at IMG, Guy Kinnings, announced HSBC’s wholehearted commitment to golf with the renewal of its title sponsorship position of all of the professional tournaments in its portfolio. Multi-year extension contracts for the renewals of the HSBC Champions, the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship were all agreed this morning in Shanghai.
HSBC is one of the biggest supporters of golf worldwide with extensive youth and community programmes in place to underpin their commitment to elite golf . The presence of so many of the leaders in world golf at the announcement underlines just how significant HSBC’s contribution is considered to be to the game and how much the Tours each value the bank’s committed support.
LPGA Commissioner, Mike Whan commented,
“HSBC is a world class sponsor of women’s golf and it is fantastic to be here representing the LPGA as part of this important announcement for golf globally. HSBC Women’s Champions is one of the best events on our Tour and HSBC’s commitment to women’s golf is unwavering.”
The HSBC Golf Business Forum is taking place at the Pudong Shangri La Hotel in downtown Shanghai gathering the game’s most influential voices and global innovators at the world’s premier golf business event.
The 11th World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions is the final World Golf Championships of the year and takes place at the Sheshan International Golf Club, 5 – 8th November with a stellar field confirmed including, reigning Champion and World No.4 Bubba Watson, World No. 2 Jordan Spieth, World No. 3 Rory McIlroy, World No.5 Rickie Fowler, World No.7 Henrik Stenson, 2013 Champion Dustin Johnson , 2011 Champion Martin Kaymer, 2008 Champion Sergio Garcia and the inaugural 2005 winner David Howell.