Original title: Gooch and Reid spoke highly of the Hong Kong Golf Open and are looking forward to the event
The 62nd Hong Kong Golf Open will kick off at the Hong Kong Golf Club Fanling Course from November 9 to 12! As one of the stops of the Asian Tour International Series, the event attracted 132 golfers from 32 countries and regions to Hong Kong to compete for a total tournament prize of up to US$2 million. 2022 British Open champion Cameron Smith, Hangzhou Asian Games gold medalist Xu Longyi, LIV golf professional Talor Gooch, American golfer Patrick Reed and other top players will be unveiled in Hong Kong Show off your skills in the competition.
LIV Golf League champion Talor Gooch has learned from one of his teammates and rivals that he hopes to put his best foot forward in the 2023 season at the Hong Kong Golf Open, a unique course that is “slightly different” from the average course. transformed into reality.
Gooch, a member of Range Goats GC, leads Smith in the LIV Golf League with three World Championship wins this season in Adelaide, Singapore and Andalusia (Cameron Smith) is at the top of the list.
Smith finished 9th in the 2014 Hong Kong Golf Open. Although he had a great time competing with Gucci, he obviously didn’t care too much about the overall result and was still willing to compete at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling. He will pass on his experience on the golf course to Gucci.
Champion players such as Greg Norman, Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer and Rory McIlroy have all won championships on this famous course and competition. American Gucci is very Looking forward to proving my quality on this court and in the competition. He said: “You always hear a lot of good things about this place. A few months ago, when I knew I was coming here, I was chatting to Smith and he raved about the golf course. Ors Bea (Wade Ormsby, the defending champion and fellow Aussie) has been playing with him for the past year and a half and he always hears Smith talking about how good this place is and I think Smith kind of likes this place. This is my first time in Hong Kong. , so I’m very excited.”
“I’m looking forward to this week. I went to the course yesterday and played the front nine and the course was in really good shape. It’s a little different than the golf courses I usually play back home, but that’s a good thing, so I’m excited and we Let’s see if we can do well here.” Gooch added, “This is my first time in Hong Kong, and you’re going to hear a lot of great things, not only about the golf course, but also about the competition. This competition, this The golf courses all have such a rich history and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Gooch performed well in the LIV Golf competition in Sentosa, Singapore. He defeated Sergio Garcia from Spain in the play-offs and finally won the championship.
Gucci said, “I love it here! I love the culture, the food, the golf courses, everything. Fans in Asia love their golf, and there’s a passion behind the fans and the sport, so it’s fun to be a part of it. Get out of my Coming from home (the United States), it’s fun to see how much people abroad love golf. I love Asia. My first trip to Hong Kong made me fall in love with it, and I’m looking forward to a great week!”
Patrick Reed is another big-name American golfer who enjoys playing at this location. He will be competing in the Hong Kong Open for the fourth time and admits a major event like the International Series has all the ingredients for a top-notch weekend at his favorite course.
Reed, the 2018 Masters champion and a winning member of the LIV Golf League’s 4 Aces GC team, said: “I love this golf course. I think it’s a more traditional style. The golf course, it’s not just a golf course for enthusiasts, it’s a golf course that inspires thinking and playing strategically on the golf course.”
Speaking of the Hong Kong Open, Reid said: “Now the distance played is getting longer and longer. In places like this, more point-and-point strategies are needed. This is the difference in golf. If You hit the ball really well and you can attack, but at the same time, if you hit the ball a little bit off, it can put you in trouble.”
Reed enjoys playing golf all over the world, which is one of the reasons why he participates in the international series. He has confirmed to participate in the BNI Indonesia Masters, the last event in the 10-stop schedule of the international series.
“One thing that was crucial in my career! I always wanted to be a world-class player, but since the PGA Tour is mainly held in the United States, it was difficult for me to become the world-class player that I wanted to be. So, When I had the opportunity to be a part of the European Tour (DP World Tour), it gave me exposure to some of these areas and areas. But really most importantly, joining LIV allowed me to boldly go out and not only Playing around the world also allows me to schedule time to attend events like the International Series,” Reed said.
“I’m excited to be in a new place, a new course, and I’m excited to be in a place I’ve competed in before, beautiful Hong Kong. There are a lot of people in Hong Kong who play golf, but they also want to see the best in the world. The most special thing about a player’s style is seeing it with one’s own eyes compared to just seeing it on TV. Therefore, coming to play means a lot to me and for people who love golf,” Reid added.
“I’ve always felt like this is an area where we can all help grow, not just in the game of golf, but teaching kids about etiquette and things related to golf. When you play, you give them motivation, teach them They have the discipline to get up in the morning, go to work, and take ownership of their work. I think people can learn a lot from that. Why not come to an area that really supports and loves golf?” Reed concluded.Return to Sohu to see more