Born: 23 October 1997
Birth Place: Hong Kong
A Q&A with Humphrey, who will take his well-deserved place on the start list of the #UBSHKOpen after he and Yue Yin-ho showed their class amongst a high quality field of local professionals and amateurs to win the local qualifier tournament at the end of September.
HKO: What was going through your mind when you realised you were in a three-way play-off to win a place at the UBS Hong Kong Open and how did you manage to come through so well?
HW: I was so relieved when I was able to birdie the last hole to force a play-off to give myself a chance. I remember a lot of ‘what if’ questions in my head, and my palms were sweating profusely, as I knew of the big opportunity that lay ahead. I managed to tee off well in the play-off which gave me some confidence, and I was able to stay focused and just play my game. Very happy it all worked out.
HKO: How will the UBS Hong Kong Open help you as you develop your career?
HW: Being able to play amongst the greats in the game at the UBS Hong Kong Open is a true honour, and it allows me to see where my level really is. The professional tour is a whole different universe compared to the amateur ranks and with so many seasoned pros in the field, I will be able to get an insight into what I need to do in order to have a chance to be successful at playing golf professionally.
HKO: Tell us in three words what golf means to you.
HW: Honesty, patience, commitment.
HKO: Who would be your most ideal partners in foursome round?
HW: Oh that’s easy. Seve (Ballesteros) because of his artistic short game, Rory (McIlroy) because I can watch and admire his swing all round long, and of course, Tiger (Woods). I don’t think I need to explain.