This week the European Tour will be in Beijing, China for the Volvo China Open. Last year, Alexander Levy defeated Dylan Frittelli in a playoff. Levy, who has won this event twice and also won last week’s Trophee Hassan II, will go for Volvo China Open number three against a strong field including Thailand star Kiradech Aphibarnrat, 2016 Champ Haotong Li, and Shubankhar Sharma, who currently sits 2nd in the Race to Dubai standings.
The Volvo China Open dates back to 2005, and has had several notable champions, including Paul Casey, U.S. PGA champ Y.E. Yang, and Australian star Brett Rumford. Topwin Golf and CC will host this event for the fourth time in a row. One of the easier courses on Tour, expect low scores this week.
Players to Watch
Alexander Levy: Hard to bet against the only man who has won this event twice. With his win last week, he demonstrated his form is coming along nicely. Look for him to be a factor on the weekend.
Alvaro Quiros: After a rough start to his season, Alvaro bursted through last week with a runner-up in Morocco, by far his best finish of the season. With his prodigious length off the tee, the seven-time European Tour winner should have a great week in Beijing.