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Except for the red carpet in bunkers on the practice range, signs posted in English and Chinese, and bicycles competing with BMWs for space on the road, the HSBC Champions looks like any other World Golf Championship.
Kevin Chappell was on the Magnolia Course practice range at Disney, his only concern getting in nine holes of practice under gathering clouds and trying to remember which golf cart was his.
"It is weird to be here at a World Golf Championship before I go back to Q-school," Gates said. "But it's a bonus to be here. It's a WGC, and the best in the world are here. I'm one of those anomalies."
"I think they have kind of a twisted irony in them," Gates said. "It's tough, but it's our jobs, and we're competing against each other."