The stars will be aligned over China’s Hainan Island October 21-23, when the fourth edition of the World Celebrity Pro-Am tees off at Mission Hills Haikou.
As the premiere gathering of the stars in a sporting environment in the Asia-Pacific region, the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am brings together 30 internationally famous celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment and pairs them with eight professional golfers over two days of competition that is fun for the participants, fans and all involved. As with past years when top international stars have graced the field for the World Celebrity Pro-Am, the 2016 edition is no different. Among the confirmations booked for Hainan Island are Academy Award-winning actor/producer Michael Douglas, superstar singer/actor Jay Chou, the recently induced basketball hall-of-famers, China’s very own Yao Ming and “The Answer” Allen Iverson and the tennis legend Boris Becker, the six-time Grand Slam winner. From the football pitch, Ex-ManU greats, Paul Scholes, together with Dwight Yorke, David May and Lee Sharpe will face off with Ex-Liverpool legends, including Robbie Fowler, Luis Garcia and Gary McAllister.
The golfing greats lined-up to lead the way over the Mission Hills Haikou Blackstone Course include the legendary Gary Player, a nine-time Major winner, big-hitting John Daly, a two-time Major winner, Mark O’Meara, the Masters and Open Championship winner in 1998 and Rich Beem, the 2002 PGA Championship title holder. They are joined by an equally impressive foursome of ladies in Solheim Cup star Suzann Pettersen, the Norwegian former World No. 2, Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist, runner-up at the recent US Women’s Open, American Paula Creamer, the 2010 US Women’s Open champion, and Natalie Gulbis, the glamour girl of the LPGA Tour who won the 2007 Evian Masters.