2012 WGC-HSBC Champions
|Dates||1–4 November 2012|
|Course(s)||Mission Hills Golf Club
PGA Tour (unofficial)
|Length||7,251 yards (6,630 m)|
The 2012 WGC-HSBC Champions was a golf tournament played 1–4 November 2012 at the Olazabal Course of Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China. It was the fourth WGC-HSBC Champions tournament, and the fourth of four World Golf Championships events held in 2012. The event was won by Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter who shot consecutive rounds of 65 (−7) on the weekend and broke the tournament scoring record with 267 (−21) for his second WGC win. Two strokes back were runners-up Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, and Scott Piercy.
The following is a list of players who have qualified for the 2012 WGC-HSBC Champions. 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.
- 2. Winners of the previous four World Golf Championships
- Qualified but did not play: Hunter Mahan (3,12)
- 3. Winners of the top 23 rated PGA Tour events (32 events met rating)
- Qualified but did not play: Rickie Fowler, Tommy Gainey, Zach Johnson (12), Steve Stricker (12), Tiger Woods (12)
- 4. Top 5 available players from the FedEx Cup points list
- 5. Winners of the top 23 rated European Tour events (22 events met rating)
Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Nicolas Colsaerts, Jamie Donaldson, Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (10), Branden Grace (8), Peter Hanson (12), Paul Lawrie, Shane Lowry, Francesco Molinari, Julien Quesne, Álvaro Quirós, Richie Ramsay, Robert Rock, Marcel Siem, Jeev Milkha Singh, Thongchai Jaidee, Danny Willett
- 6. Top 5 available players from the Race to Dubai
- 7. Five players - winners of the top Japan Golf Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit (14 events met rating)
- Qualified but did not play: Toru Taniguchi
- 8. Five players - winners of the top Sunshine Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit (5 events met rating)
- 9. Five players - winners of the top PGA Tour of Australasia events, remainder from Order of Merit (4 events met rating)
- 10. Nine players - winners of the top Asian Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit (8 events met rating)
- 11. Four players from China
- 12. Any players, not included in above categories, in the top 25 of the OWGR on October 15, 2012
- 13. If needed to fill the field of 78 players, winners of additional tournaments, ordered by field strength (9 from PGA Tour, 9 from Japan Golf Tour), alternating with those players ranked after the top 25 in OWGR on October 15, 2012
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 or were not listed as alternates when the field was announced.
12 players were appearing in their first WGC event: Robert Garrigus, Scott Hend, Hu Mu, Jang Ik-jae, Brad Kennedy, Kim Hyung-sung, Masanori Kobayashi, Han Lee, David Lipsky, David Lynn, Thorbjørn Olesen and Julien Quesne.
Past champions in the field
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Place|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||2009||66||69||66||68||269||−19||T2|
- As a WGC event (2009–present)
Thursday, 1 November 2012
|T1||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||65||−7|
|Phil Mickelson||United States|
|Bubba Watson||United States|
|T7||Dustin Johnson||United States||67||−5|
|T9||Thomas Aiken||South Africa||68||−4|
|Jason Dufner||United States|
|Jang Ik-jae||South Korea|
|Scott Piercy||United States|
Friday, 2 November 2012
|1||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||65-63=128||−16|
|T2||Ernie Els||South Africa||70-63=133||−11|
|T4||Jason Dufner||United States||68-66=134||−10|
|T6||Dustin Johnson||United States||67-68=135||−9|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||66-69=135|
|Bill Haas||United States||69-67=136|
|Scott Piercy||United States||68-68=136|
Saturday, 3 November 2012
|T1||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||65-63-70=198||−18|
|3||Phil Mickelson||United States||66-69-66=201||−15|
|T4||Ernie Els||South Africa||70-63-69=202||−14|
|Bill Haas||United States||69-67-66=202|
|7||Brandt Snedeker||United States||72-71-60=203||−13|
|Martin Kaymer||United States||68-69-67=204|
|Scott Piercy||United States||68-68-68=204|
Sunday, 4 November 2012
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|T2||Jason Dufner||United States||68-66-71-64=269||−19||417,500|
|Ernie Els||South Africa||70-63-69-67=269|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||66-69-66-68=269|
|Scott Piercy||United States||68-68-68-65=269|
|T6||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||65-63-70-72=270||−18||190,000|
|10||Bill Haas||United States||69-67-66-71=271||−15||125,000|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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