Stars dance with sharks in Chongqing

Updated: 2011-10-15 07:25

(China Daily)

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Stars dance with sharks in Chongqing

CHONGQING - Lee Westwood couldn't catch leader Liang Wenchong after 13 holes of the Shui On Land China Golf Challenge, but he did come close to three sand tiger sharks in Dancing With The Sharks, Chongqing Tiandi's most famous bar.

"Very impressive. It wasn't what I expected at all. You only normally see bars like that on TV," the world No 2 said in Chongqing on day five of the week-long, seven-city tournament.

"However, I wasn't going to dance on stage. I left that to the girls."

Ian Poulter, who shares second place with Westwood at one-under, a shot behind Liang, did rise to the occasion and the renowned showman was the only one of the four players on stage to dance in front of the enormous fish tank.

"I'd usually rather have a couple of drinks in me before I start cutting some shapes, but it was a very cool bar," said Poulter, who led for the first two days of the 18-hole tournament.

"There's three nine-foot tiger sharks swimming around in there so I can see why it's a hot place. It looks like they have some very interesting activities, lots of dancing, and it seems pretty lively."

The colorfully-dressed Englishman, resplendent in checkered trousers and blue shoes, donned a face mask and even started putting on a wetsuit as he threatened to join some bikini-clad women in the adjacent pool.

At Sun Kingdom Golf Club earlier in the day, Rory McIlroy was the only player to bag a birdie during the two holes. The 22-year-old US Open winner birdied the 173-yard par-three 12th to move to six-over, while the three other players parred both holes.

China Daily