HSBS Women's Champions Pre-tournament notes and interviews
The next “Champion of Champions” will be crowned on Sunday at the fifth-annual HSBC Women’s Champions at Tanah Merah Country Club in Singapore. Each of the four prior winners of the $1.4 million tournament has come from the upper echelon of the women’s professional game. At the inaugural event in 2008, then-Rolex Rankings No. 1 Lorena Ochoa won the event by a whopping 11 strokes over Annika Sorenstam and set the tournament record with a 7-under-par 65 in the second round. In 2009, South Korea’s Jiyai Shin won the tournament by two strokes and went on to top the LPGA Official Money List and win the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award at season’s end. Shin would go on to hold the Rolex Rankings No.