2012 WGC-HSBC Champions

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2012 WGC-HSBC Champions
Tournament information
Dates 1–4 November 2012
Location Shenzhen, China
Course(s) Mission Hills Golf Club
Olazabal Course
Tour(s) Asian Tour
European Tour
PGA Tour (unofficial)
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,251 yards (6,630 m)
Field 78 players
Cut None
Prize fund $7,000,000
5,374,693
Winner's share $1,200,000
921,376
Champion
England Ian Poulter
267 (−21)
Mission Hills GC is located in China
Mission Hills GC
Mission Hills GC
Location in China
Ian Poulter after the winning the tournament

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.[1][2] Two strokes back were runners-up Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, and Scott Piercy.[3]

Field[edit]

The following is a list of players who have qualified for the 2012 WGC-HSBC Champions.[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

Ernie Els (12), Bubba Watson (12)

2. Winners of the previous four World Golf Championships

Keegan Bradley (12), Martin Kaymer, Justin Rose (12)

3. Winners of the top 23 rated PGA Tour events (32 events met rating)

Luke Donald (5,12), Jason Dufner (12), Bill Haas, Marc Leishman, Phil Mickelson (12), Carl Pettersson, Scott Piercy, Brandt Snedeker (12), Kyle Stanley, Johnson Wagner, Nick Watney (12)

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

Robert Garrigus, Dustin Johnson (12), Louis Oosthuizen (8,10,12), Adam Scott (12), Lee Westwood (5,8,12)

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

David Lynn, Graeme McDowell (12), Thorbjørn Olesen, Ian Poulter (9), Bernd Wiesberger (10)

7. Five players - winners of the top Japan Golf Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit (14 events met rating)

Hiroyuki Fujita, Yuta Ikeda (OoM), Brendan Jones (OoM), Toshinori Muto, Tadahiro Takayama

8. Five players - winners of the top Sunshine Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit (5 events met rating)

Thomas Aiken (OoM), George Coetzee (OoM), Garth Mulroy, Hennie Otto, Jaco Van Zyl (OoM)

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

Robert Allenby (OoM), Greg Chalmers, Marcus Fraser (OoM), Brad Kennedy (OoM), John Senden (OoM)

10. Nine players - winners of the top Asian Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit (8 events met rating)

Gaganjeet Bhullar (OoM), Scott Hend (OoM), Masanori Kobayashi (OoM), Jbe' Kruger, David Lipsky (OoM), Joost Luiten, Prom Meesawat (OoM), Siddikur Rahman (OoM), Thaworn Wiratchant (OoM)

11. Four players from China

Hu Mu, Liang Wen-Chong, Wu Ashun, Zhang Xin-jun

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.[5][6]

Tournament winners From OWGR
Tournament Winner Ranked player
2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic (Dustin Johnson) (Ian Poulter)
2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship (Jason Dufner) Jason Day
2012 Wyndham Championship (Sergio García) (Rickie Fowler)
2012 Humana Challenge Mark Wilson (Paul Lawrie)
2012 Greenbrier Classic Ted Potter, Jr. (Francesco Molinari)
2012 John Deere Classic (Zach Johnson) Charl Schwartzel
2012 Valero Texas Open Ben Curtis (Carl Pettersson)
2012 Justin Timberlake Open (Ryan Moore) (Martin Kaymer)
2012 Mynavi ABC Championship Han Lee (Bill Haas)
2012 Japan Open Kenichi Kuboya (Nicolas Colsaerts)
2012 Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open (Masanori Kobayashi) (Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño)
2012 Frys.com Open Jonas Blixt (Branden Grace)
2012 ANA Open (Hiroyuki Fujita) (John Senden)
2012 Mizuno Open (Brad Kennedy) (Ryan Moore)
2012 Diamond Cup Golf (Hiroyuki Fujita) (David Toms)
2012 Tsuruya Open (Hiroyuki Fujita) K. J. Choi
2011 Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters Hideki Matsuyama (David Lynn)
2012 Vana H Cup KBC Augusta Kim Hyung-sung (Robert Garrigus)
2012 The Crowns Jang Ik-jae Geoff Ogilvy
Thomas Bjørn

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[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Phil Mickelson  United States 2009 66 69 66 68 269 −19 T2
Martin Kaymer  Germany 2011 68 69 67 68 272 −16 9
Francesco Molinari  Italy 2010 74 69 74 68 285 −3 T39
  • As a WGC event (2009–present)

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 65 −7
Adam Scott  Australia
T3 Peter Hanson  Sweden 66 −6
Shane Lowry  Ireland
Phil Mickelson  United States
Bubba Watson  United States
T7 Dustin Johnson  United States 67 −5
Prom Meesawat  Thailand
T9 Thomas Aiken  South Africa 68 −4
Luke Donald  England
Jason Dufner  United States
Jang Ik-jae  South Korea
Martin Kaymer  Germany
Scott Piercy  United States
Wu Ashun  China

Second round[edit]

Friday, 2 November 2012

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 65-63=128 −16
T2 Ernie Els  South Africa 70-63=133 −11
Adam Scott  Australia 65-68=133
T4 Jason Dufner  United States 68-66=134 −10
Shane Lowry  Ireland 66-68=134
T6 Dustin Johnson  United States 67-68=135 −9
Phil Mickelson  United States 66-69=135
T8 Luke Donald  England 68-68=136 −8
Bill Haas  United States 69-67=136
Thorbjørn Olesen  Denmark 71-65=136
Scott Piercy  United States 68-68=136

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 65-63-70=198 −18
Lee Westwood  England 70-67-61=198
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
Ian Poulter  England 69-68-65=202
7 Brandt Snedeker  United States 72-71-60=203 −13
T8 Gaganjeet Bhullar  India 73-68-63=204 −12
Martin Kaymer  United States 68-69-67=204
Carl Pettersson  Sweden 70-68-66=204
Scott Piercy  United States 68-68-68=204
Adam Scott  Australia 65-68-71=204

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Ian Poulter  England 69-68-65-65=267 −21 1,200,000
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
Lee Westwood  England 70-67-61-72=270
8 Adam Scott  Australia 65-68-71-67=271 −17 155,000
9 Martin Kaymer  Germany 68-69-67-68=272 −16 140,000
10 Bill Haas  United States 69-67-66-71=271 −15 125,000

Scorecard[edit]

Final round

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 3 5 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4
England Poulter −14 −15 −16 −16 −16 −16 −17 −18 −18 −19 −20 −20 −20 −21 −22 −22 −21 −21
United States Dufner −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13 −14 −15 −16 −15 −16 −17 −17 −18 −19 −19
South Africa Els −14 −14 −15 −16 −16 −16 −17 −18 −19 −19 −19 −19 −19 −18 −19 −19 −19 −19
United States Mickelson −16 −16 −17 −17 −17 −17 −18 −18 −19 −19 −20 −19 −19 −19 −20 −20 −19 −19
United States Piercy −12 −12 −14 −14 −14 −14 −14 −15 −15 −15 −16 −17 −17 −16 −17 −18 −19 −19
South Africa Oosthuizen −17 −17 −17 −17 −18 −18 −19 −18 −18 −17 −18 −18 −18 −17 −18 −18 −18 −18
England Westwood −18 −18 −19 −20 −18 −19 −19 −20 −20 −19 −19 −18 −18 −18 −17 −17 −17 −18

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Source:[7]

Video[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bergman, Justin (4 November 2012). "Poulter roars from four shots back to win WGC-HSBC Champions by two". PGA of America. Associated Press. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Otway, Graham (4 November 2012). "Poulter comes from four behind to win HSBC Champions title by two shots". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Englishman Ian Poulter wins WGC HSBC Champions at Mission Hill Golf Club". Sky Sports. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  4. ^ HSBC Champions - Who's Qualifying
  5. ^ WGC-HSBC Champions field[dead link]
  6. ^ "WGC-HSBC Champions - Entry list". European Tour. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "WGC-HSBC Champions". European Tour. Retrieved September 21, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°47′06″N 114°00′14″E / 22.785°N 114.004°E / 22.785; 114.004