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21 November 2018

Reed Aware Of Asian Challenge At Honma Hong Kong Open Presented By Amundi

Hong Kong, November 20: Major winner Patrick Reed of the United States believes his title challenge at Hong Kong’s oldest professional sporting event will depend on his ability to fend off the stiff challenge from the elite field that includes Asia’s leading players when the HONMA Hong Kong Open presented by Amundi starts on Thursday.

Reed is making his third appearance at the Hong Kong Open, finishing tied third (2015) and tied-43th (2016) in his last two visits.

The American is enjoying a solid season having made his Major breakthrough that saw him prevail in an enthralling final day battle to win the coveted green jacket at the Masters Tournament in April.

However, Reed knows it will not be a stroll in the park at the Hong Kong Golf Club where more than 30 Asian Tour champions from over 15 countries including defending champion Wade Ormsby of Australia are expected to vie for top honours, too.

England’s Tommy Fleetwood, who relinquished his European number one crown in Dubai last week, is looking forward to getting his season off to a flying start again.

Spain’s Sergio Garcia is also hoping to ink his place in the record books of the Hong Kong Open which has a rich history of former winners including 11 Major champions, who have won 30 Major championships between them.

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