Two more former major champions, Bubba Watson and Ernie Els, have confirmed they will take part in the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in China next month.
They join defending champion Martin Kaymer, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen and a host of other star names in the field for the final WGC of the year.
The event will be staged from November 1-4 on the Olazabal Course at Mission Hills, located in China’s Guangdong province.
Watson, the 2012 Masters champion, will be making his first start in the WGC-HSBC Champions, and is relishing the prospect of his first ever trip to China.
“Winning my first major at the Masters in April has made this an amazing year but I haven’t won since, so I’d love to end my year with my first World Golf Championship win,” said the left hander.
“Asian golf is definitely on the up and I am excited to go there, see it and experience it for myself.”
“Winning my second Open at Lytham was obviously a very special moment in my career, and I guess you could say I’ve had a spring in my step ever since,” he said.
“I’m definitely enjoying my golf and, as always, I’m excited about the prospect of returning to Mission Hills for the WGC-HSBC Champions. It’s always a fantastic week.”
World numbers three and four, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, will also take part in the $7m event, staged for the first time at Mission Hills after seven editions at Shanghai’s Sheshan International Golf Club.