On October 11, Beijing time, in a special year when international golf tournaments were suspended in China due to the epidemic, Sina Golf is about to launch a unique and very interesting golf tournament-the Sina Cup professional amateur match play.
The event will be held in Beijing Evergrande Palace Sports Park from October 14th to 17th. Liang Wenchong and Feng Shanshan will lead the teams to fight each other. The race is divided into three rounds, of which two rounds will be held on the first day (16th), six groups of four-ball matches in the morning and six groups of four-ball matches in the afternoon. On the second day (17th), the third and final round will be held, with 12 single-player finals. Like the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and other team games, the winner of each matchup gets 1 point, the loser does not score, and each side of the draw gets 0.5 points. The first party to win 12.5 points will win the "Sina Cup."
There will be no tie in the event. Before the final day of the match is known, all singles will decide the final. If the two teams are tied at 12 to 12 when the 24 matchups are completed, the captains of both teams will each designate one man and one woman. Four people four ball game.
From the composition of the participating players, the competition has several special features: one is the professional and amateur team formation; the second is the male and female partners team. The team of Liang Wenchong is composed of "men's professional + women's amateur"; and Feng Shanshan's team is "women's professional + men's amateur" combination. Each team consists of a captain, two deputy captains, and 13 players (6 professional + 7 amateurs). The captain and deputy captain will not play in the court, and are mainly responsible for the formation of the team and on-site assistance.
The two teams are captained by Chinese golf leaders Liang Wenchong and Feng Shanshan respectively. The player lineup is as follows:
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In each round, the captain will decide 12 of the 13 players (6 professionals + 6 amateurs) to play. The combination of the first two rounds must be "one professional + one amateur", that is to say the opponent Both parties are male and female partners. The 12 single-player finals on Saturday are all against the same gender, namely "women's professional VS women's amateur" and "men's professional VS men's amateur". Men’s players will start from the same tee, and women’s players will start from another tee. The court par is 71, the court setting for men's players is 7157 yards, and the court setting for women's players is 6135 yards.
The group confrontation will be modeled on the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup, and the two teams (replaced by "red and blue") will be determined in the form of "cards": suppose the red team announces a group or one player first, and the blue team follows to announce its confrontation Then, the blue team announces the combination or players that will start the next group, and then the red team announces the combination or players to fight against, and then iterates until the formation is completed. The order in which the red and blue teams play cards is also the starting order and cannot be changed once it is announced.
The significance of the Sina Cup Professional Amateur Match Play is not only in the exchanges and exchanges between men and women, but also in the promotion of professional players and amateur players to realize the inheritance of the spirit of golf.
"There has not been a similar male and female professional and amateur mixed competition in the world. It is certain that it has brought a lot of challenges to our organization. But this kind of challenge of "late wave and new" is very popular, because in this In the challenge, China’s golf industry will grow and have its own characteristics," said Feng Liyuan, Sina Cup Tournament Director and Women’s Central Tour Operations Director. "This time Sina Golf’s hosting of the women’s center tour operation is believed to illuminate such an event in 2020. This special year will inject a strong positive energy into Chinese golf, and it will certainly attract the attention of the entire Chinese golf and win the unanimous love of fans."
Since its establishment at the turn of the century, Sina Golf has become the most authoritative Chinese golf professional media, tracking and reporting on the weekly PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA Tour and other international events, and is the official partner of many domestic and foreign events. This is the first time that Sina Golf has hosted a professional game, which is of milestone significance.
The 2020 Sina Cup Professional Amateur Match Play is hosted by Sina Golf, co-organized by the Beijing Golf Association, and co-organized by the Women's China Tour. The men's China Tour is the support unit and the chief partner media is Sina News.
At that time, the event will provide real-time live scores and live video, and platforms such as Sina Golf, Weibo, Sina News APP, and Women's China Tour official website will conduct the whole live broadcast. It is worth mentioning that the well-known female professional player Feng Simin will also join the camp of live commentators. The live video time is as follows:
October 16th 10:00-13:00 Foursome four-ball match
14:30-17:30, October 16th, four people two ball game
October 17th 09:30-14:30 Individual match
English commentary: Ai Ke, Zhang Meng, Feng Simin