The $7.5 million Omega Mission Hills Golf World Cup 2011 will tee off Thursday in Haikou, capital city of the Hainan Province.
The World Cup has gained extra prestige after changing to a biennial rather than an annual team event.
Hosts China have every chance of causing an upset by outplaying some powerful major-winning lineups at Mission Hills.
Ex-world No 1 looks back in form after horrible two-year stretch, coming within a couple bad shots of title.
Martin Kaymer had come from six behind Fredrik Jacobson with 12 to play to win what was his first WGC event.
US Open champion Rory McIlroy says he remains "very close" to Andrew "Chubby" Chandler.
Rory McIlroy is hoping to use his appearance at the WGC HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai this week as a stepping stone towards winning the European Tour's 2011 Race to Dubai.
Asia's first major winner YE Yang is honoured to be an inspiration to other golfers from the continent but his first priority is to get back in the winners' circle.
A late bloomer in golf, Pan Yanhong still discovered how to become one of China's top players after an early career in weightlifting.
Sergio Garcia is in sight of back-to-back victories after a dramatic finish to his Andalucia Masters third round.
Yani Tseng of Taiwan kisses her trophy after winning the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taoyuan county, Oct 23, 2011.
John Cook has been appointed as an assistant to US captain Fred Couples for Presidents Cup.