This year's pre WGC-HSBC Champions promo images were brilliant, here are the best from down the years...

The Best Pre WGC-HSBC Champions Tuesday Photocalls

It’s the final World Golf Championship of the year and that means we get to see some more brilliant images from the pre-tournament photocall.

This year’ defending champion Hideki Matsuyama was the focus along with world number one Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and home-favourite Haotong Li.

The photocall involved the players hitting shots off of a helipad against the stunning night-time Shanghai skyline, as well as hanging by wires suspended in mid-air.

Hideki defends the trophy…literally:

The world number one and three hit towards the stunning Shanghai skyline:

(Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Henrik Stenson enjoyed himself:

Here are some of our favourites from down the years…

Stenson, Fowler, Spieth and Bubba play the drums in 2015:

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(Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott and Martin Kaymer dress up and hold some Chinese lanterns in 2014:

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Scott with some Chinese dancers ( JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Dufner, Rose, Poults, Mickelson and McIlroy in capes holding staffs in 2013:

(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Defending champion Poulter keeps his trophy safe…

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Lee Westwood, Adam Scott, Francesco Molinari, Keegan Bradley and Rory McIlroy pose with a traditional Chinese dragon in 2011:

(Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Before dancing with it…

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Tiger Woods and Lee Westwood lock swords in 2010:

(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Mickelson, Woods, Westwood and Kaymer receive a Tai Chi lesson with swords:

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YE Yang, Mickelson, Woods and Garcia swing in front of the Huangpu River in 2009:

(Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Woods and Mickelson play a game of Chinese Chess in 2009…

(Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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