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Golf promoters in China hope that local stars can help the sport take off amid challenges from the game’s costliness and Xi’s anti-corruption campaign

ollowing the folding of an all-Chinese professional league in 2009, the PGA Tour negotiated to start the PGA Tour China in 2014. With its inclusion of international competitors, it has better potential to funnel Chinese players to the top global tiers of the sport. One leading contender is Marty Dou, a 19-year-old who has won four of the nine tournaments he has played in this year.
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Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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