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Calendar Clash Doesn't Discourage Stars

Big names still sign up for Singapore Open

Posted Oct 27, 2011 by Chris White

Graeme McDowell will play in Singapore

The 2011 Singapore Open has managed to attract a host of big name players despite the clash in the calendar that threatened to discourage the best in the sport, with the Australian Open overlapping the competition at the Sentosa Golf Club.

The competition, which tees off on 10th November and finishes on 13th, will feature three major winners in Phil Mickelson and the Irish duo of Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington, as well as Y.E. Yang.

Jim Furyk and three of the best South Africans in the sport, Retief Goosen, Ernie Els and Louis Oosthuizen, will join them in Singapore.

An official from the Singapore Open is understandably delighted with the confirmed attendees considering the unfortunate timing, saying that “such an elite line-up of players with other marquee names still to be announced, make it clear that the Singapore Open will boast one of the strongest international lists of competitors.” It is expected that Anthony Kim, Webb Simpson and Camilo Villegas will join the list of confirmed competitors shortly.

As for the Australian Open, local stars Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Jason Day will all be in attendance, as will Greg Norman, and the former world number one, Tiger Woods.

Whichever competition the remaining stars choose to compete in, it’s safe to say that they will have fierce competition, with neither event being devalued because of the overlap.

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