The European Tour returns to Beijing this week for the 2018 Volvo China Open.
More than a third of the field will be Chinese golfers, including two of the last three champions of this event, Li Haotong and Ashun Wu.
But they should expect to have their hands full with Frenchman Alexander Levy. Not only is he the defending champ, he is also the only player to have won this event two times, taking home the title in 2014, as well. As if that weren’t enough, he’s also coming off a victory in last week’s Trophee Hassan II.
In total, eight players who have already won this year on the European Tour will be in this week’s field.
Here’s more on what to expect at this week’s Volvo China Open.
Tournament: Volvo China Open
Dates: April 26-29, 2018
Where: Beijing, China
Course: Topwin Golf & Country Club
Distance: Par 72, 7,261 yards
Architect: Ian Woosnam
Format: 72-holes, stroke play, 36-hole cut
Purse: CNY 20,000,000
Winning Share: CNY 3,333,300
Defending Champion: Alexander Levy
Marquee Players: Levy, Li Haotong, Ashun Wu, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Bernd Wiesberger, Joost Luiten, Wade Ormsby, Paul Dunne, Julian Suri, Shubhankar Sharma, Matt Wallace, Thorbjorn Olesen, George Coetzee, Alvaro Quiros, Nicolas Colsaerts, Pablo Larrazabal, Yanwei Lui
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