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PGA Tour adds HSBC Champions

Updated: November 4, 2012, 1:07 PM ET
Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China -- Organizers said Sunday that the HSBC Champions will become an official PGA Tour event next year.

They added that the total purse at the World Golf Championship event will increase to $8.5 million from the current $7 million.

The event is currently the only one of the four WGC events not fully recognized by the PGA Tour. A win is only considered a PGA Tour victory if the winner is a PGA Tour member, but the prize money is not counted toward the player's PGA Tour ...

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