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Garcia faces tough battle in Shenzhen

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For Spaniard and golf star Sergio Garcia, the fourth time may be the charm at the 55th annual Omega Mission Hills World Cup in China.

Garcia has played in the World Cup in 2001, 2004 and 2005, with his best finish coming in his home country five years ago when he and Miguel Angel Jimnez finished just one shot behind victorious team England.

Garcia is hoping he can steer Spain to victory this year, but knows the competition will be fierce.

"There are always a lot of good teams at the World Cup. I think that the Swedish team, the defending champions, will be very good," said Garcia.

"The Americans always seem to bring a good solid team into the tournament. Australia, of course, is going to have a good one coming in. One of the Asian teams could be solid."

Twenty-eight nations will tee it up on Thursday, Nov 26 at the Mission Hills Golf Club; 18 will qualify through the official world golf rankings. The golf club stretches across the cities of Shenzhen and Dongguan.

Six Asian teams have earned direct entry into the World Cup.

Reigning Asian Tour No 1 Jeev Milkha Singh will represent India, Thongchai Jaidee will spearhead Thailand's challenge for the second straight year, Lin Wen-tang will lead Chinese Taipei, US-based Charlie Wi will represent South Korea while Japan idol Ryuji Imada, who finished tied for third last year, will return for another crack at the prestigious team title.

China qualifies automatically as the host nation and will be represented by Liang Wenchong, making his fourth World Cup appearance.


1. When does the Omega Mission Hills World Cup begin?

2. In which two cities does the golf world cup take place?

3. How many nations will enter the event?


1. November 26.

2. Shenzhen and Dongguan.

3. 28.

(英语点津 Helen 编辑)

Garcia faces tough battle in Shenzhen

Garcia faces tough battle in ShenzhenBrendan joined The China Daily in 2007 as a language polisher in the Language Tips Department, where he writes a regular column for Chinese English Language learners, reads audio news for listeners and anchors the weekly video news in addition to assisting with on location stories. Elsewhere he writes Op’Ed pieces with a China focus that feature in the Daily’s Website opinion section.

He received his B.A. and Post Grad Dip from Curtin University in 1997 and his Masters in Community Development and Management from Charles Darwin University in 2003. He has taught in Japan, England, Australia and most recently China. His articles have featured in the Bangkok Post, The Taipei Times, The Asia News Network and in-flight magazines.