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| ||This week, the European Tour goes back to Asia for the China Open. The tour
spent part of the early season in Asia, but is back for a two-week stretch.
Henrik Stenson, Y.E. Yang, Oliver Wilson and Graeme McDowell are the only
four players who teed it up at Augusta National and made the long journey to
China for this week`s championship. Both Ryder Cup captains, Colin
Montgomerie for Europe and Corey Pavin for the United States, are scheduled
to compete as well. Last year, Scott Strange erased a four-stroke deficit on
Sunday to earn his second European Tour title. He shot a four-under 68 to
squeak by Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano. The 2009 event was staged at Beijing CBD
International Golf Club in Beijing. The Golf Channel has tape-delayed
coverage all week. Next week is the Ballantine`s Championship in Korea.
Thongchai Jaidee won the trophy last year.