Haikou, China: The stars will be aligned over China’s Hainan Island from October 21-23 when the fourth edition of the World Celebrity Pro-Am tees-off at Mission Hills Haikou.
The World Celebrity Pro-Am brings together 30 internationally famous celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment and pairs them with eight professional golfers over three days of competition that is fun for the participants, fans and all involved.
Among the early confirmations booked for Hainan Island are Academy Award-winning actor/producer Michael Douglas, superstar singer/actor Jay Chou, basketball giant Yao Ming and Boris Becker, the six-time tennis Grand Slam winner.
Dutch twins Frank and Ronald De Boer lead a group of a footballers that include ex-England internationals Robbie Fowler, Paul Scholes and Teddy Sheringham, Liverpool great Ian Rush, Scotland’s Gary McAllister and former Manchester United stars Dwight Yorke, David May and Lee Sharpe.
The golfing greats lined-up to lead the way over the Mission Hills Haikou Blackstone Course include nine-time Major winner Gary Player, John Daly, a two-time Major winner, Mark O’Meara, the Masters and Open Championship winner in 1998, and Rich Beem, 2002 PGA Championship winner.
They are joined by an equally impressive foursome of ladies in Solheim Cup star Suzann Pettersen of Norway, Swede Anna Nordqvist and Americans Paula Creamer and Natalie Gulbis.
The participation of Douglas is a particular coup.
The two-time Oscar winner said: “I’ve heard great things about the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am so I’m very much looking forward to taking part in this year’s tournament.
“Playing golf alongside some of the best players in the world is going to be a tremendous experience and to be doing so at a resort like Mission Hills will make it even more memorable.”
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