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Seven days, seven Chinese cities for McIlroy, Poulter, Westwood

Jay Busbee
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If "Reservoir Dogs" was about golf and not a jewel heist, and if they wore bad pants and not badass black suits, and if it involved cutting off strokes and not ears, you'd have the story of the three gentlemen above: Ian Poulter, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood. The three amigos are traveling to China to square off with local star Liang Wenchong in a strange little seven-day, seven-city tourney.

How strange? This: the guys will play two to three holes at a different golf course each day of the trip, and they'll total up scores for the win. The challenge begins in Shanghai on Monday, then travels to Zhengzhou, Beijing, Chingqing and finally Macau.

In the release announcing the challenge, Poulter was his usual restrained self: "Who's going to win? I'm going to win ... Sorry, Lee. Sorry, Liang. Sorry, Rory." Westwood is ranked second in the world, McIlroy third, Poulter 23rd and Liang 224th.

China is one of the world's fastest-growing golf destinations, and it'll host the WGC-Champions Tournament in Shanghai in about a month. Hopefully they'll bust out the swords again.

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