Friday, April 14, 2017

European Tour Golf Playing Field for 2017 Shenzhen International, Bubba Watson playing

The 2017 Shenzhen International golf tournament on the European Tour is taking place this week from April 20-23, 2017, at the Genzon Golf Club located in Shenzhen, China. Here is a list of the playing field for the 2017 Shenzhen International focusing on the top players.

The big news for the 2017 Shenzhen International is that two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson from the United States is scheduled to play. Bubba Watson is not playing in China this week just for fun but for a large appearance fee. Bubba Watson was paid $1.5 million to play in this European Tour event last year where he finished 8th.  

Other top ranked golfers in the 2017 Shenzhen International playing field include Tommy Fleetwood from England, Bernd Wiesberger from Austria, Andy Sullivan from England, Thongchai Jaidee from Thailand, Ross Fisher from England, Joost Luiten from the Netherlands, Brandon Stone from South Africa, Scott Hend from Australia, Fabrizio Zanotti from Paraguay, Thorbjorn Olesen from Denmark, Kiradech Aphibarnrat from Thailand and Dean Burmester from South Africa.  All those players are ranked in the top 100 in the world.

In addition to Bubba Watson, there are four other Americans in the playing field for the 2017 Shenzhen International. Paul Peterson, David Lipsky, Daniel IM and Peter Uihlein.

The Shenzhen International is a pretty new golf tournament on the European Tour that has only been played since 2015. Kiradech Aphibarnrat from Thailand was the inaugural winner, and Lee Soo-min from South Korea was the winner last year. Up and coming Chinese golf star Li Haotong, who is just 21 years old, lost this event in 2015 to Aphibarnrat in a playoff.

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