Taking place 19-21 October at Mission Hills Resort in Haikou, Hainan (China) celebrity participants at World Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament will include four-time Saturn Award-nominated actor Bruce Willis, Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody, Oscar-nominated actor Andy Garcia, and two-time Emmy Award-winning actress Eva Longoria.Canadian film and television actor Ryan Reynolds, American actress Minka Kelly, the greatest action heroine Michelle Yeoh and Korea’s top male movie star Jeong Woo-Seong will also be in attendance.
They will join a host of luminaries from Hong Kong and China in what is being billed as China’s biggest entertainment event of the year. Talent from closer to home includes renowned film director Feng Xiaogang, He Ping, actors Wang Zhiwen, Zhang Guoli, Zhang Jiayi, Sun Nan, Eric Tsang, Simon Yam, Michael Wong, Leon Lai, Charlie Young, Gigi Leung, actresses Michelle Chen and Coco Lee.
Speaking ahead of the announcement, Ken Chu, chairman of Mission Hills Group, said: “The objective of the World Celebrity Pro-Am has always been to take golf to a new level, not just in China but across the region. “We are delighted to have so many international stars on board and we look forward to welcoming them to Mission Hills.”
Already internationally acclaimed for staging championship golf events, the World Celebrity Pro-Am will put Mission Hills on the world map for overall entertainment experiences. Mission Hills was recently voted Asia’s Leading Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards
Other confirmed star participants include 22-time Olympic medal winner Michael Phelps, former NBA Superstar Yao Ming, Brazilian football hero Ronaldo, former world No.1 tennis player Pat Cash and former world No. 1 snooker player Stephen Hendry.
From the world of golf, the field will boast no less than three golf major winners in Darren Clarke, Ian Woosnam and Tony Jacklin, as well as four-time PGA Tour winner and current PLAYERS Champion Matt Kuchar. Charitable beneficiaries of the World Celebrity Pro-Am include The Yao Ming Foundation and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The internationally acclaimed tournament was first staged in 2010 and has already become one of the region’s leading lifestyle and entertainment events. It will adopt a new tournament format to make it more entertaining and fun. The professional golfers will compete for a prize purse of US$1 million.
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