Becky Harding, tournament director of HSBC Women’s World Championship, shares five facts about the 15th edition of the event
The HSBC Women’s World Championship is back for the 15th time. Running for three days from 2 and 5 March 2023, it will take over The Tanjong Course at Sentosa Golf Club, an old stomping ground that has hosted the tournament nine times prior.
This year, all eyes are expected to be on Minjee Lee, an Australian pro golfer who is currently the world’s third best. The fan favourite finished tied in second place at the tournament’s 14th edition in 2022 and is raring to climb the podium. “Any time you finish in second place, you are eager to come back and see if you might be able to go one better,” she says.
Here’s the low-down of the championship, as shared by tournament director Becky Harding.
Five things you should know
Enjoy top-notch golf by the world’s best golfers. 18 of the world’s top 20 ranked players will be competing and it includes the top five, Jin Young Ko, Lydia Ko, Minjee Lee, Atthaya Thitikul and Nelly Korda. The line-up also features all of last year’s Major champions, including Jennifer Kupcho (The Chevron Championship), Gee Chun (KPMG LPGA Championship 2022), and Ashleigh Buhai (AIG Women’s Open 2022).
If you need a break from the excitement, head to Par & Bar. It’s a lounge set up for spectators who need to relax and unwind, away from the course. There’s also Kult Kafe, where guests can grab signature Kultails, craft beers and artisan coffee. A DJ will be playing music on the weekend.
It’s food trucks galore at this year’s fan village. The Halal Food Truck, The Travelling Cow, Quick Greens, and The Good Burger will all be there. A selection of sustainable dishes will also be offered as part of HSBC’s One Planet Plate initiative, which was formed to promote greener dining habits.
There’s more fun to be had at the HSBC Experience Centre. There’s a pop-up store by social enterprise The Art Faculty selling lifestyle products designed by individuals on the autism spectrum. Experience the metaverse through the HSBC Metaverse Golf Challenge and win some merchandise. The Vanity Corner is where guests can go to freshen up after a long day on the course.
You may not be there to win a golf trophy but you can win prizes. Have a go at the Beat the Pro challenge at the hitting bays at Par & Bar or try Putt the Skyline, where guests of all skill levels have three tries to get the ball into one of the designated holes. As the name of the game indicates, the Singapore skyline will be the backdrop. There will also be a social media contest that will be rewarding winners with Grab vouchers and a luxury staycation at W Hotel.