Six of the star players of the 2016 UBS Hong Kong Open took time out this evening to participate in a charity fundraising putting contest at the Central Harbourfront.
The public event saw UBS Hong Kong Open defending champion and Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose, Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, team up against Patrick Reed – a.k.a. Captain America, Danny Willett of England and Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand in an epic 18 metre putting contest. For each successful putt, HKD10,000 will be donated by the Hong Kong Golf Club and matched by the tournament’s official charity, Friends of Asia Hong Kong.
A total of HKD180,000 was raised, to be shared among the tournament’s four nominated charities, the Autism Partnership Foundation; InspiringHK Sports Foundation (IHKSF); Playright Children’s Play Association; and The Hub Hong Kong.