Volvo China Open: European Tour Makes 2nd China Stop

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The European Tour stays in China for the second and final week week for the Volvo China Open

The Volvo China Open has bounced around the country since its inception in 1995 and since its origination as a European Tour co-sanctioned event in 2004 (2005 season).

This year the action is at Topwin Golf and Country Club for the second year. Then 21-year-old countryman Li Haotong claimed a three-stroke victory over Felipe Aguilar in 2016.

Much of the European Tour’s elite talent is already stateside in preparation for May’s PLAYERS Championship and June’s US Open, but some notable names have stuck around in the Eastern Hemisphere to play this week.

Plus, if the funny business over at the PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans with its new two-man team format isn’t for you, the Volvo China Open can bring you back to the meat and potatoes stroke play event.

That is, until the European Tour debuts its GolfSixes event in England next week.

Read on for some of the headliners teeing it up in Beijing, the test that awaits and other nuggets that will provide some late-night golf viewing for fans in the West.