2010 WGC-HSBC Champions

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2010 WGC-HSBC Champions
Tournament information
Dates 4–7 November 2010
Location Shanghai, China
Course(s) Sheshan Golf Club
Tour(s) Asian Tour
European Tour
PGA Tour (unofficial)
Par 72
Length 7,266 yards (6,644 m)
Field 78 players
Cut None
Prize fund $7,000,000
Winner's share $1,200,000
Italy Francesco Molinari
269 (–19)

The 2010 WGC-HSBC Champions was a golf tournament contested from 4–7 November 2010 at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai, China. It was the second WGC-HSBC Champions tournament, and the fourth of four World Golf Championships events held in 2010. It was won by Francesco Molinari of Italy who completed a wire-to-wire one stroke victory over Lee Westwood to win his first WGC event.[1][2]


The following is a list of players for the 2010 WGC-HSBC Champions.[3][4] Players who have qualified from multiple categories are listed in the first category in which they are eligible. The numbers of other qualifying categories are in parentheses next to the player's name.

1. Winners of the four major championships and The Players Championship

Tim Clark, Martin Kaymer (5,12), Graeme McDowell (5,12), Phil Mickelson (2,12), Louis Oosthuizen (5,12)

2. Winners of the previous four World Golf Championships

Ernie Els (3,12), Hunter Mahan (3,12), Ian Poulter (12)

3. Winners of the 23 top rated PGA Tour events (35 events met rating)

Ben Crane, Anthony Kim (12), Rory McIlroy (12), Ryan Palmer, Camilo Villegas, Lee Westwood (5,12)

4. Top 5 available players from the FedEx Cup points list

Paul Casey (12), Luke Donald (5,12), Retief Goosen (12), Nick Watney, K. J. Choi

5. Winners of the 23 top rated European Tour events (25 events met rating)

Fredrik Andersson Hed, Ross Fisher, Richard Green, Peter Hanson, David Horsey, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Richard S. Johnson, Robert Karlsson, Simon Khan, Matteo Manassero, Edoardo Molinari (8,12), Álvaro Quirós, Yang Yong-eun

6. Top 5 available players from the Race to Dubai

Rhys Davies, Pádraig Harrington (12), Francesco Molinari, Charl Schwartzel (9), Danny Willett

7. Nine players - winners of the top rated Asian Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit (4 events met rating)

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (OoM), Grégory Bourdy, Andrew Dodt, Marcus Fraser, Tetsuji Hiratsuka (OoM), Pariya Junhasavasdikul (OoM), Mardan Mamat (OoM), Noh Seung-yul, Thaworn Wiratchant (OoM)

8. Five players - winners of the top rated Japan Golf Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit (21 events met rating)

Hiroyuki Fujita (OoM), Kim Kyung-tae, Shigeki Maruyama, Michio Matsumura (OoM), Katsumasa Miyamoto

9. Five players - winners of the top rated Sunshine Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit (4 events met rating)

Darren Fichardt (OoM), Anders Hansen (OoM), Pablo Martín, Richie Ramsay, Jaco van Zyl (OoM)

10. Five players - winners of the top rated PGA Tour of Australasia events, remainder from Order of Merit (3 events met rating)

Robert Allenby (12), Alistair Presnell (OoM), Adam Scott, Michael Sim (OoM), Tiger Woods (12)

11. Four players from China

Li Chao, Liang Wen-chong, Wu Kang-chun, Yuan Hao

12. Any players, not included in above categories, in the top 25 of the OWGR on September 27, 2010
13. If needed to fill the field of 78 players, winners of additional tournaments, ordered by field strength (14 from PGA Tour, 4 from European Tour, 16 from Japan Golf Tour), alternating with those players ranked after the top 25 in OWGR on September 27, 2010

Players in bold were added to the field through this category. Players listed in "()" already qualified in a previous category. Players listed with their name stricken did not play.

Tournament winners From OWGR
Tournament Winner Ranked player
2010 Zurich Classic Jason Bohn (Miguel Ángel Jiménez)
2010 RBC Canadian Open Carl Pettersson (Ross Fisher)
2010 John Deere Classic (Steve Stricker) (Camilo Villegas)
2010 Wyndham Championship Arjun Atwal (Tim Clark)
2010 Greenbrier Classic Stuart Appleby (Nick Watney)
2009 Children's Miracle Network Cl. Stephen Ames (Geoff Ogilvy)
2010 Bob Hope Classic Bill Haas (Francesco Molinari)
2010 McGladrey Classic Heath Slocum Rickie Fowler
2010 Turning Stone Resort Ch. Bill Lunde (Charl Schwartzel)
2010 Frys.com Open Rocco Mediate Stewart Cink
2010 Valero Texas Open (Adam Scott) (Adam Scott)
2010 The Crowns Ryo Ishikawa Lucas Glover
2010 Bridgestone Open Yuta Ikeda Henrik Stenson
2010 Viking Classic (Bill Haas) (Jason Day)
2010 Diamond Cup Golf (Kim Kyung-tae) (Robert Karlsson)
2010 Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open Brendan Jones (Yang Yong-eun)
2010 Coca-Cola Tokai Classic (Michio Matsumura) (Peter Hanson)
2010 Fujisankei Classic (Ryo Ishikawa) (K. J. Choi)
2010 Mizuno Open Shunsuke Sonoda

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Francesco Molinari  Italy 65 –7
2 Lee Westwood  England 66 –6
T3 Yuta Ikeda  Japan 67 –5
Noh Seung-yul  South Korea
Henrik Stenson  Sweden
T6 Luke Donald  England 68 –4
Pablo Martín  Spain
Tiger Woods  United States
T9 Fredrik Andersson Hed  Sweden 69 –3
Ross Fisher  England
Phil Mickelson  United States
Katsumasa Miyamoto  Japan
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa
Ryan Palmer  United States
Richie Ramsay  Scotland
Adam Scott  Australia
Yang Yong-eun  South Korea

Second round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Francesco Molinari  Italy 65-70=135 –9
2 Lee Westwood  England 66-70=136 –8
T3 Ernie Els  South Africa 72-65=137 –7
Richie Ramsay  Scotland 69-68=137
Jaco van Zyl  South Africa 71-66=137
6 Luke Donald  England 68-70=138 –6
T7 Ross Fisher  England 69-70=139 –5
Noh Seung-yul  South Korea 67-72=139
T9 Robert Allenby  Australia 72-68=140 –4
Fredrik Andersson Hed  Sweden 69-71=140
Richard Green  Australia 72-68=140
Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 70-70=140
Richard S. Johnson  Sweden 70-70=140
Phil Mickelson  United States 69-71=140
Ian Poulter  England 70-70=140
Nick Watney  United States 72-68=140
Tiger Woods  United States 68-72=140

Third round[edit]

# Player Country Score To par
1 Francesco Molinari  Italy 65-70-67=202 –14
2 Lee Westwood  England 66-70-67=203 –13
3 Luke Donald  England 68-70-68=206 –10
T4 Ernie Els  South Africa 72-65-71=208 –8
Ross Fisher  England 69-70-69=208
Richie Ramsay  Scotland 69-68-71=208
7 Jaco van Zyl  South Africa 71-66-72=209 –7
T8 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 70-70-70=210 –6
Noh Seung-yul  South Korea 67-72-71=210
T10 Fredrik Andersson Hed  Sweden 69-71-71=211 –5
Paul Casey  England 73-71-67=211
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 74-70-67=211

Final leaderboard[edit]

# Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Francesco Molinari  Italy 65-70-67-67=269 –19 1,200,000
2 Lee Westwood  England 66-70-67-67=270 –18 675,000
T3 Luke Donald  England 68-70-68-73=279 –9 372,500
Richie Ramsay  Scotland 69-68-71-71=279
5 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 71-71-71-67=280 –8 250,000
T6 Fredrik Andersson Hed  Sweden 69-71-71-70=281 –7 145,714
Paul Casey  England 73-71-67-70=281
Ernie Els  South Africa 72-65-71-73=281
Retief Goosen  South Africa 70-74-69-68=281
Richard Green  Australia 72-68-73-68=281
Peter Hanson  Sweden 73-69-70-69=281
Tiger Woods  United States 68-72-73-68=281


  1. ^ "Francesco Molinari pips Lee Westwood to Shanghai title". BBC Sport. 7 November 2010. Archived from the original on 9 November 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Garside, Kevin (7 November 2010). "Francesco Molinari wins tussle with world No 1 Lee Westwood to win HSBC Champions". Telegraph. Archived from the original on 10 November 2010. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ HSBC Champions - 2010 Qualification Procedures Archived October 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Entry List – WGC-HSBC Champions 2010". Asian Tour. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 

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