2018 WGC-HSBC Champions

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2018 WGC-HSBC Champions
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Official chinese poster of the 2018 WGC-HSBC Champions featuring the previous year's champion, Justin Rose.
Tournament information
Dates25–28 October 2018
LocationShanghai, China
31°06′32″N 121°12′58″E / 31.109°N 121.216°E / 31.109; 121.216Coordinates: 31°06′32″N 121°12′58″E / 31.109°N 121.216°E / 31.109; 121.216
Course(s)Sheshan Golf Club
Tour(s)Asian Tour
European Tour
PGA Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,261 yards (6,639 m)
Field77 players
CutNone
Prize fund$10,000,000
Winner's share$1,700,000
Champion
United States Xander Schauffele
274 (−14), playoff
Location Map
Sheshan Golf Club is located in China
Sheshan Golf Club
Sheshan
Golf Club
Location in China
Sheshan Golf Club is located in Shanghai
Sheshan Golf Club
Sheshan
Golf Club
Location in Shanghai
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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.

Xander Schauffele beat Tony Finau at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after making a birdie 4 to Finau's par 5. Defending champion Justin Rose finished third, four strokes behind.[1]

Field[edit]

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.[2][3]

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

Brooks Koepka (3,4), Francesco Molinari (3,4,5), Patrick Reed (3,4,5)

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)

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)

Emiliano Grillo, Patton Kizzire, Pan Cheng-tsung, Andrew Putnam, Chez Reavie

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

Gaganjeet Bhullar, Justin Harding, Park Sang-hyun, Scott Vincent

7. The leading two available players from the Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit as of 15 October

Yuta Ikeda, Yuki Inamori

8. The leading two available players from the final 2017 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Adam Bland, Brett Rumford

9. The leading two available players from the final 2017–18 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit

George Coetzee, Erik van Rooyen

10. Six players from China

Liang Wenchong, Liu Yanwei, Wu Ashun, Xiao Bowen, Yuan Yechun, Zhang Xinjun

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
  1. John Catlin (Asian Tour; no alternates available from Japan Golf Tour)
  2. J. C. Ritchie (Sunshine Tour)
  3. Jason Norris (PGA Tour of Australasia)
  4. Andrea Pavan (Race to Dubai)
  5. Pat Perez (OWGR; Zach Johnson and Luke List did not play)
  6. Adam Hadwin (FedEx Cup)
  7. Sihwan Kim (Asian Tour)
  8. Oliver Bekker (Sunshine Tour)
  9. Jason Scrivener (PGA Tour of Australasia)

Nationalities in the field[edit]

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)
 Italy (2)
 Spain (4)
 Sweden (2)

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Justin Rose  England 2017 69 67 70 72 278 −10 3
Ian Poulter  England 2012 69 71 74 74 288 E 21
Dustin Johnson  United States 2013 74 73 73 71 291 +3 T30
Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 2016 72 70 77 72 291 +3 T30
Francesco Molinari  Italy 2010 76 75 75 69 295 +7 T43
Russell Knox  Scotland 2015 74 77 76 76 303 +15 68
  • Note: the HSBC Champions became a WGC event in 2009; winners before this are not listed.

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Patrick Reed  United States 64 −8
T2 Tony Finau  United States 66 −6
Xander Schauffele  United States
4 Matthew Fitzpatrick  England 67 −5
T5 Kiradech Aphibarnrat  Thailand 68 −4
Rafa Cabrera-Bello  Spain
Tommy Fleetwood  England
Billy Horschel  United States
Pan Cheng-tsung  Taiwan
T10 Keegan Bradley  United States 69 −3
George Coetzee  South Africa
Ian Poulter  England
Justin Rose  England
Adam Scott  Australia
Matt Wallace  England

Second round[edit]

Friday, 26 October 2018

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tony Finau  United States 66-67=133 −11
T2 Tommy Fleetwood  England 68-68=136 −8
Patrick Reed  United States 64-72=136
Justin Rose  England 69-67=136
5 Xander Schauffele  United States 66-71=137 −7
6 Patrick Cantlay  United States 70-68=138 −6
T7 Kiradech Aphibarnrat  Thailand 68-71=139 −5
Keegan Bradley  United States 69-70=139
Emiliano Grillo  Argentina 70-69=139
Pat Perez  United States 70-69=139
Thomas Pieters  Belgium 75-64=139
Kyle Stanley  United States 70-69=139

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Tony Finau  United States 66-67-70=203 −13
T2 Patrick Reed  United States 64-72-70=206 −10
Justin Rose  England 69-67-70=206
Xander Schauffele  United States 66-71-69=206
T5 Tommy Fleetwood  England 68-68-72=208 −8
Andrew Putnam  United States 70-71-67=208
T7 Kiradech Aphibarnrat  Thailand 68-71-70=209 −7
Keegan Bradley  United States 69-70-70=209
9 Jason Day  Australia 71-70-69=210 −6
T10 Patrick Cantlay  United States 70-68-73=211 −5
Billy Horschel  United States 68-72-71=211
Thorbjørn Olesen  Denmark 75-69-67=211

Final round[edit]

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
3 Justin Rose  England 69-67-70-72=278 −10 587,000
T4 Kiradech Aphibarnrat  Thailand 68-71-70-71=280 −8 393,000
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
Tommy Fleetwood  England 68-68-72-75=283
Thorbjørn Olesen  Denmark 75-69-67-72=283
Patrick Reed  United States 64-72-70-77=283

Scorecard[edit]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5
United States Schauffele −10 −11 −11 −10 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −13 −13 −12 −12 −13 −14
United States Finau −12 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −13 −14 −13 −12 −12 −13 −13 −13 −13 −14
England Rose −10 −11 −11 −11 −11 −11 −12 −12 −11 −10 −10 −10 −11 −12 −11 −11 −11 −10
Thailand Aphibarnrat −6 −7 −7 −6 −7 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8
United States Putnam −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8
United States Bradley −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −5 −6 −6 −7 −6 −7 −7 −7
United States Reed −10 −10 −10 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −6 −6 −5 −5

Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par

Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Source:[4]

Playoff[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WGC-HSBC Champions: Xander Schauffele beats Tony Finau in play-off". BBC Sport. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ "WGC-HSBC Champions – The Field". HSBC Golf. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. ^ "WGC-HSBC Champions Entry List". European Tour. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  4. ^ "WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS". ESPN. Retrieved 28 October 2018.

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