Tiger Touches Down In China Ahead Of The Match at Mission Hills
Woods and McIlroy Arrive On Hainan Island for Mission Hills Showdown
HAIKOU, China, Oct. 27, 2013
HAIKOU, China, Oct. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The two biggest names in golf
have landed on the tropical Hainan Island this evening for what is set to be
the most highly anticipated and widely viewed 18 holes of golf match in Asia
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131027/CN04989 )
World No.1 Tiger Woods touched down at the Haikou International Airport in a
private jet from the US, and this will likely be the 14-time major winner's
only competitive match in the Asia Pacific region this year.
His opponent in tomorrow's The Match at Mission Hills will be the former World
No.1 and two-time major winner Rory McIlroy. The Northern Irishman, who enjoys
a huge following in China, has also landed this evening. He was in a relaxed
mood and clearly looking forward to the showdown with his great adversary.
Speaking on his arrival at Mission Hills, the double major winner Rory McIlroy
said, "I played here with G-Mac [in the World Cup] and it was good. It's a
good golf course, a good layout and obviously we had a great chance to win
here a couple of years ago. It's nice to be back and obviously every time we
come we get looked after really well."
Dr. Ken Chu, Chairman & CEO of Mission Hills Group said, "We're delighted to
welcome Tiger and Rory to Mission Hills Haikou. The Match at Mission Hills is
one of the Group's latest initiatives showcasing golf to new generation
golfers and audiences in China and around the world. This spectacular event
will also mark a magnificent finale to Mission Hills Group's 20th Anniversary
The Match will be staged on the highly acclaimed centuries-old Blackstone
Course, set amidst spectacular black lava rock at Mission Hills Resort in
Haikou, China. Thismuch-anticipated event is Mission Hills Group's latest
initiative to popularize the game of golf and showcase the sport to new
audiences in China and around the world.
About Mission Hills Group
Mission Hills Group (www.missionhillschina.com), owner and operator of Mission
Hills in the heart of the Pearl River Delta and the tropical island of Hainan,
is the pioneer in China's fledgling hospitality, sports and leisure industry.
Founded in 1992, Mission Hills is recognized as the leading golf brand in the
world and synonymous with high-end, luxurious and exquisitely-designed
residences. Mission Hills has been the major driving force behind the sports
and leisure industry in China. Its three world-class integrated leisure and
wellness resort destinations have hosted more than 100 international
tournaments. Mission Hills has also been accredited the "World's Largest Golf
Club" by the Guinness World Records.
Mission Hills' properties sprawl over 40 sq.km. They include 22 championship
courses designed by renowned players and architects from five continents,
five-star resorts, award-winning spas and volcanic mineral springs, an
international convention center, golf academies and Asia's largest tennis
facility. Mission Hills is also the official training headquarters of China's
Tennis and Golf Associations.
The Group's "golf and more" leisure philosophy has catalyzed its
tourism-related business expansion. Mission Hills Centreville and Mission
Hills Lan Kwai Fong Haikou are family-friendly metropolitan leisure
complexes and low-carbon town centers. Hubs for business, leisure, wellness
and entertainment, their highlights include 1,000-plus international anchor
brands featuring the latest fashion labels, finest jewelry and watches;
trendiest restaurants, cafes and bars; state-of-the-art multiplex cinemas; ice
skating rinks; bowling alleys; world-renowned auto showrooms; and many other
exciting offerings. A total of six hotels are showcased in these developments,
among them are the Marriott International's Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotel
brands, and Hilton International.
Today, Mission Hills Group has achieved many milestones and become the
preeminent conglomerate in the sports, tourism, leisure and entertainment
industry. The next breakthrough in the Group's evolution will occur as it
brings its tried and true branding and golf management services to Beijing,
Shanghai, Xian, Yunnan, Chongqing and other destinations.
SOURCE Mission Hills China
Contact: Mona Li, Director of Brand Development, Mission Hills China, Tel: +86
755 2802 0888 Ext. 38890, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; John Higginson,
Media Director, Infinite Ideas International (i3), Tel: +852 2459-1665, Mob:
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