Both Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are skipping the HSBC Champions WGC event. Apparently, they are satisfied with their Chinese paychecks from their silly-season exhibition match last week. The Chinese government should have seen this coming.
Phil Mickelson, however, will be in attendance. Phil has apparently taken the Ryder Cup loss pretty hard:
I think the first two weeks following the Ryder Cup was a really tough low, one of the biggest lows of my career. It was one of the biggest disappointments that I’ve had to deal with.
That disappointment will last a lot longer than a month. I still feel disappointment from it. I still feel that over the next two years, we’ll still have the same disappointment from not winning this year’s Ryder Cup.
Peter Hanson is also playing. With a win, the Swede would supplant Rory McIlroy as the leading money winner on the European Tour this year.
Nick Faldo advises Rory McIlroy against changing club manufacturers.