2018 WGC-HSBC Champions
Official chinese poster of the 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions featuring the previous year's champion, Justin Rose.
|Dates||25–28 October 2018|
|Course(s)||Sheshan Golf Club|
|Length||7,261 yards (6,639 m)|
|274 (−14), playoff|
The 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions was a golf tournament played from 25–28 October 2018 at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai, China. It was the tenth WGC-HSBC Champions tournament, and the fourth of four World Golf Championships events held in the 2018 calendar year.
The following is a list of players who qualified for the 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions. The criteria is towards the leaders in points lists rather than tournament winners. Players who qualified from multiple categories will be listed in the first category in which they are eligible with the other qualifying categories in parentheses next to the player's name.
- Webb Simpson (3,4) did not play.
- 2. Winners of the previous four World Golf Championships
Justin Rose (3,4,5)
- 3. Top 50 from the OWGR on 8 October
An Byeong-hun, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (5), Keegan Bradley (4), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (5), Patrick Cantlay (4), Paul Casey (4), Jason Day (4), Tony Finau (4), Matthew Fitzpatrick (5), Tommy Fleetwood (4,5), Branden Grace, Brian Harman, Tyrrell Hatton (5), Charley Hoffman, Billy Horschel (4), Dustin Johnson (4), Satoshi Kodaira, Hideki Matsuyama (4), Rory McIlroy (4,5), Kevin Na (4), Alex Norén (5), Thorbjørn Olesen (5), Ian Poulter (5), Jon Rahm (4,5), Xander Schauffele (4,5), Adam Scott, Cameron Smith (4), Brandt Snedeker, Kyle Stanley (4)
- Eddie Pepperell (5) and Henrik Stenson did not play due to injury.
- Daniel Berger, Bryson DeChambeau (4), Rickie Fowler (4), Sergio García, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar, Marc Leishman (4), Louis Oosthuizen, Jordan Spieth, Gary Woodland (4), and Tiger Woods (4) did not play.
- 4. Top 30 from the final 2018 FedEx Cup points list (if there are fewer than five available players, players beyond 30th will be selected to increase the number to five)
- Aaron Wise did not play.
- 5. Top 30 from the Race to Dubai as of 15 October
Lucas Bjerregaard, Alexander Björk, Jorge Campillo, Ryan Fox, Russell Knox, Alexander Lévy, Li Haotong, Adrián Otaegui, Thomas Pieters, Shubhankar Sharma, Brandon Stone, Andy Sullivan, Julian Suri, Matt Wallace
- Chris Wood was a late withdrawal with a neck injury and was not replaced in the field.
- 6. The leading four available players from the Asian Tour Order of Merit as of 15 October
- 7. The leading two available players from the Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit as of 15 October
- Shugo Imahira did not play.
- 8. The leading two available players from the final 2017 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit
- 9. The leading two available players from the final 2017–18 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit
- 10. Six players from China
- 11. Alternates, if needed to fill the field of 78 players
- The next available player on the Orders of Merit of the Asian Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Sunshine Tour, and PGA Tour of Australasia, ranked in order of their position in the OWGR as of 8 October
- Next available player, not otherwise exempt, from Race to Dubai as of 15 October, OWGR as of 8 October, FedEx Cup list
- John Catlin (Asian Tour; no alternates available from Japan Golf Tour)
- J. C. Ritchie (Sunshine Tour)
- Jason Norris (PGA Tour of Australasia)
- Andrea Pavan (Race to Dubai)
- Pat Perez (OWGR; Zach Johnson and Luke List did not play)
- Adam Hadwin (FedEx Cup)
- Sihwan Kim (Asian Tour)
- Oliver Bekker (Sunshine Tour)
- Jason Scrivener (PGA Tour of Australasia)
Nationalities in the field
|North America (21)||South America (1)||Europe (23)||Oceania (8)||Asia (17)||Africa (8)|
|Canada (1)||Argentina (1)||England (9)||Australia (7)||China (7)||South Africa (7)|
|United States (20)||Northern Ireland (1)||New Zealand (1)||India (2)||Zimbabwe (1)|
|Scotland (1)||Japan (4)|
|Belgium (1)||South Korea (2)|
|Denmark (2)||Taiwan (1)|
|France (1)||Thailand (1)|
Past champions in the field
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Dustin Johnson||United States||2013||74||73||73||71||291||+3||T30|
- Note: the HSBC Champions became a WGC event in 2009; winners before this are not listed.
Thursday, 25 October 2018
|1||Patrick Reed||United States||64||−8|
|T2||Tony Finau||United States||66||−6|
|Xander Schauffele||United States|
|Billy Horschel||United States|
|T10||Keegan Bradley||United States||69||−3|
|George Coetzee||South Africa|
Friday, 26 October 2018
|1||Tony Finau||United States||66-67=133||−11|
|Patrick Reed||United States||64-72=136|
|5||Xander Schauffele||United States||66-71=137||−7|
|6||Patrick Cantlay||United States||70-68=138||−6|
|Keegan Bradley||United States||69-70=139|
|Pat Perez||United States||70-69=139|
|Kyle Stanley||United States||70-69=139|
Saturday, 27 October 2018
|1||Tony Finau||United States||66-67-70=203||−13|
|T2||Patrick Reed||United States||64-72-70=206||−10|
|Xander Schauffele||United States||66-71-69=206|
|Andrew Putnam||United States||70-71-67=208|
|Keegan Bradley||United States||69-70-70=209|
|T10||Patrick Cantlay||United States||70-68-73=211||−5|
|Billy Horschel||United States||68-72-71=211|
Sunday, 28 October 2018
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Prize money (US$)|
|T1||Tony Finau||United States||66-67-70-71=274||−14||Playoff|
|Xander Schauffele||United States||66-71-69-68=274|
|Andrew Putnam||United States||70-71-67-72=280|
|6||Keegan Bradley||United States||69-70-70-72=281||−7||289,000|
|T7||Patrick Cantlay||United States||70-68-73-72=283||−5||210,563|
|Patrick Reed||United States||64-72-70-77=283|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Birdie Bogey Double bogey
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Xander Schauffele||United States||4||−1||1,700,000|
|2||Tony Finau||United States||5||E||1,072,000|
The sudden-death playoff started at the 18th hole.
- "WGC-HSBC Champions: Xander Schauffele beats Tony Finau in play-off". BBC Sport. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
- "WGC-HSBC Champions – The Field". HSBC Golf. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
- "WGC-HSBC Champions Entry List". European Tour. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
- "WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS". ESPN. Retrieved 28 October 2018.