The stars of global golf continue to line up for the Hong Kong Open with American Talor Gooch the latest player joining the stellar field for the return of the city’s oldest professional sporting event from 9-12 November at the Hong Kong Golf Club.
He will join last year’s Open Championship winner Cameron Smith, two-time Hong Kong Open victor Wade Ormsby, and local hero Taichi Kho, winner of March’s World City Championship presented by the Hong Kong Golf Club this November.
The world’s top golfers are making the trip to Fanling drawn by the Hong Kong Open’s prestigious history, its new status as an event on The International Series – 10 elite-level tournaments sanctioned by the Asian Tour, providing a pathway to the LIV Golf League – and its prize pool of US$2 million.
The 31-year-old Gooch is making his Hong Kong Open debut.
He enters Asia’s world city in historic form, having won three times already this season on LIV Golf – Adelaide, Singapore and Andalucía – becoming the first-ever player to achieve that feat on the fledgling global circuit.
“I am excited to be making my debut appearance at the Hong Kong Open in 2023. I have heard a lot about the city and the Hong Kong Golf Club from other players, and I look forward to playing in front of the knowledgeable galleries in Fanling,” said Gooch.
After his historic third LIV Golf title at Valderrama earlier this summer, Gooch said: “It’s super special!”
“Last year I didn’t get a win, so this year I was just so focused on getting an individual win. You don’t think much past the first one until you get it. I definitely didn’t have three in mind for the season, but it’s cool to be here.”
Gooch and Smith are two of the three LIV Golf stars in contention, along with American Bryson DeChambeau, for the 2023 LIV Golf Individual Champion crown to be decided at Royal Greens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on October 13-15.
Between them, Gooch and Smith have combined to win five of the first 12 regular season LIV Golf tournaments, with Gooch leading with three titles to Smith’s two. A top ten finish for Gooch at the LIV Golf Invitational in Chicago has him in contention for the individual title on 162 points in the individual standings, eight behind Smith’s leading 170.
As well as the enthralling, world-class golf looming, the Hong Kong Open’s Fan Village will once again entertain tens of thousands of visitors across the event week. The Fan Village is the place to enjoy all the sun and fun off the course at the beautiful Hong Kong Golf Club with a host of activities and entertainment with DJs performances, walking bands, golf simulators and other sport games, premier food and beverage offerings, shopping, face painting and more.
Tickets for the Hong Kong Open 2023 are now available via Ticketflap at ticketflap.com/hongkongopen2023.
Admission on Thursday and Friday, 9-10 November is free while daily prices for Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November are $200 per day or $300 for a weekend pass.