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Tour Insider: Sharpen up your short game with tips from Shane Lowry THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG GOLF ASSOCIATION VOTED THE REGION’S NO 1 GOLF MAGAZINE HKGOLFER.COM AUGUST 2015 ISSUE 103 $50 + CALIFORNIA DREAMING: MONTEREY PENINSULA HEADING TO HONG KONG JOHNSON AND ROSE CONFIRMED FOR UBS HK OPEN DISPLAY UNTIL 15 SEP PLUS: THONGCHAI JAIDEE PRESIDENTS CUP Q&A

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| CONTENTS HK Golfer Issue 103 August 2015 56 On the Cover: Dustin Johnson will make his debut at October’s UBS Hong Kong Open. The American was formally announced in the field at the end of July alongside former US Open champion Justin Rose. Photo by AFP Features 42 | Tales from the Box Our globetrotting correspondent reports on a wet and wild week at The Open and considers the merits of Danny Willett, the young Englishman who won the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club last month. By Julian Tutt Plus… 26 | In Focus A pictorial review of the last 30 days – locally and globally. By The Editors 35 | Tee Time 46 | The Open – By the Numbers In one of the most closely contested Opens in recent times, Zach Johnson came away with the Claret Jug for his second Major title. Along the way, he and his fellow players produced quite the array of statistics. By Alex Jenkins The second part of our preview of September’s Watches&Wonders. By The Editors 40 | Liquid Assets 52 | Tour Insider A look at the great wines of the Rhone Valley. By Lucy Jenkins Shane Lowry has progressed to become one of the top players on the European Tour. In this issue, the Irishman explains how to get the most out of your wedge game. By Shane Lowry 44 | By Design Our architectural contributor gives his take on Chambers Bay, the venue for June’s US Open. By Paul Jansen 56 | Back to its Best The Hong Kong Open is back with a bang thanks to the return of UBS as title sponsor and the confirmation that top-10 players Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose will appear in the field. By Alex Jenkins 72 | Tour News 68 | Thongchai Jaidee A look ahead to October’s Venetian Macao Open, which boasts a prize purse of US$1 million, and which sees the return of defending champion Anirban Lahiri to the Macau G&CC. By Alex Jenkins We chat with the Thai legend who is poised to make the International Team for the Presidents Cup, which will take place in Korea in October. By The Editors 84 | USPGA Crossword 76 | Californian Dreaming This month competition: the return to Whistling Straits. Dr Milton Wayne 64 12 HK GOLFER・AUG 2015 A detailed look at the great Pasatiempo Golf Club, an Alister MacKenzie gem that holds its own against its nearby neighbours Pebble Beach and Cypress Point. By Paul Prendergast 78 | Final Shot With Hong Kong-based professional Nathan Goulding. Interview by Alex Jenkins HKGOLFER.COM

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HK Golfer Editor: Alex Jenkins email: alex.jenkins@hkgolfer.com Editorial Assistant: Cindy Kwok Senior Editor: Roy Kinnear Photo Editor: Daniel Wong Contributing Editors: Lewine Mair, Robert Lynam, Evan Rast, Ben Oliver, Julian Tutt, Lucy Jenkins Published by: THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG GOLF ASSOCIATION AUGUST 2015 • Issue 103 TIMES INTERNATIONAL CREATION Times International Creation Limited 10A Lockhart Centre 301-307 Lockhart Road Hong Kong Phone: +852 3590-4153 Fax: +852 3590-4533 Publisher: Charles McLaughlin Art Director: Derek Hannah Assistant Designer: Mimi Cheng Office Manager: Moira Moran 76 D E PA R T M E N T S 16 Mailbag 20 Divots 26 Asia Focus 28 Global Focus 30 Major Focus 35 Clubhouse 62 Around the HKGA 64 HKGA News 65 MercedesTrophy Hong Kong 2015 82 Property Special In association with: www.thymedesign.hk Advertising: For advertising information, please contact: ads@hkgolfer.com For purchasing information contact: sales@hkgolfer.com For subscription information contact: subs@hkgolfer.com Hong Kong Golf Association Suite 2003, Olympic House 1 Stadium Path, So Kon Po Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Phone (General): +852 2504-8659 Fax: +852 2845-1553 Phone (Handicaps): +852 2504-8197 Fax: +852 2504-8198 Email: info@hkga.com handicaps@hkga.com HK GOLFER is published by Times International Creation, 10A Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road, Hong Kong. HK GOLFER is published monthly © 2012 by Times International Creation. Published in Hong Kong. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is strictly prohibited. PRINTED IN HONG KONG. 14 HK GOLFER・AUG 2015 HKGOLFER.COM

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