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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy absent

Updated: October 31, 2012, 9:49 AM ET
Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- The HSBC Champions lost some star power when Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods decided to skip the World Golf Championship event -- much to the disappointment of the tournament backers.

For the other top golfers in the field, however, the absence of McIlroy, in particular, represents a chance to make up ground in the European Tour money list.

Giles Morgan, global head of sponsorship and events for HSBC, said he was "disappointed" that No. 1-ranked McIlroy and Woods, ...

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