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Yao plays lots of golf & meets celebs at pro-am tournament

October 25th, 2012
by John

A few days ago Yao played a ton of golf at the 2012 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament held October 19-21st in Haikou, Hainan Island. Click here for a map of the location.

There were tons of photos taken of Yao at the tournament. The day before the tournament started, Yao met Michael Phelps at the practice range.

October 18th, 2012 - Yao Ming meets Michael Phelps at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament held October 19 to 21 in Haikou, Hainan Island

Yao also got some golf tips from China’s #1 golfer, Zhang Lianwei.

October 18th, 2012 - Yao Ming gets golf tips from Chinese golfer Zhang Lianwei at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament held October 19 to 21 in Haikou, Hainan Island

Yao also got some special treatment by getting a golf cart with the top removed since Yao is too tall to fit underneath the roof of a conventional cart. Below Yao’s wife Ye Li is driving the cart.

October 19th, 2012 - Yao Ming sits in a special golf cart at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament held October 19 to 21st in Haikou, Hainan Island

The next day, the tournament started and Yao met actor Ryan Reynolds.

October 19th, 2012 - Yao Ming meets actor Ryan Reynolds at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament held October 19 to 21 in Haikou, Hainan Island

Yao continued to play a couple of more days of golf at the tournament. Here are a couple of photos of Yao in action on the second and third day of the tournament, respectively.

October 20th, 2012 - Yao Ming swings a golf club at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament held October 19 to 21 in Haikou, Hainan Island

October 21st, 2012 - Yao Ming hits a shot out of the bunker at the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament held October 19 to 21 in Haikou, Hainan Island

Click here for more photos of Yao in action on the golf course.

American pro golfer Matt Kuchar and actor Andy Garcia won the pro-am team competition.

Thanks go to Raymond in the forum for posting these photos. More details from Raymond about Yao at the tournament start here.

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