2019 WGC-HSBC Champions

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2019 WGC-HSBC Champions
Tournament information
Dates31 October – 3 November 2019
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
Length7,261 yards (6,639 m)
Field78 players
Prize fund$10,250,000
Winner's share$1,745,000
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
269 (−19), playoff
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Sheshan Golf Club is located in Shanghai
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The 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions was a golf tournament played from 31 October – 3 November 2019 at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai, China. It was the eleventh WGC-HSBC Champions tournament, and the fourth of four World Golf Championships events held in the 2019 calendar year.

Rory McIlroy beat defending champion Xander Schauffele at the first hole of a sudden-death playoff after making a birdie 4 to Schauffele's par 5. It is his first WGC-HSBC Champions victory, and third World Golf Championship win overall, having already won the WGC Match Play and WGC Invitational.


The following is a list of players who qualified for the 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions. The criteria are towards the leaders in points lists rather than tournament winners. Players who qualified from multiple categories are listed in the first category in which they are eligible with the other qualifying categories in parentheses next to the player's name.[1][2]

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

Shane Lowry (3,5), Rory McIlroy (3,4)

2. Winners of the previous four World Golf Championships

Kevin Kisner (3,4), Xander Schauffele (3,4)

3. Top 50 from the OWGR on 14 October

An Byeong-hun, Abraham Ancer (4), Keegan Bradley, Rafa Cabrera-Bello (5), Paul Casey (4,5), Tony Finau (4,5), Matt Fitzpatrick (5), Tommy Fleetwood (4,5), Sergio García (5), Adam Hadwin, Tyrrell Hatton, Billy Horschel, Im Sung-jae (4), Hideki Matsuyama (4), Phil Mickelson, Francesco Molinari (5), Louis Oosthuizen (4,5), Ian Poulter (5), Andrew Putnam, Chez Reavie (4), Patrick Reed (4), Justin Rose (4,5), Adam Scott (4), Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Matt Wallace (5), Bubba Watson, Bernd Wiesberger (5), Danny Willett (5)

4. Top 30 from the final 2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs points list (if there are less than five available players, players beyond 30th will be selected to increase the number to five)

Corey Conners, Lucas Glover, Charles Howell III, Jason Kokrak, Kevin Tway

5. Top 30 from the Race to Dubai as of 21 October

Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Jorge Campillo, Justin Harding (9), Benjamin Hébert, Kurt Kitayama, Romain Langasque, Li Haotong, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Joost Luiten, Robert MacIntyre, Andrea Pavan, Victor Perez, Richard Sterne, Erik van Rooyen, Paul Waring

6. The leading four available players from the Asian Tour HSBC Qualification Standings as of 21 October

Scott Hend, Jazz Janewattananond, Masahiro Kawamura, Jbe' Kruger

7. The leading two available players from the Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit as of 21 October

Ryo Ishikawa, Chan Kim

8. The leading two available players from the final 2018 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Jake McLeod, Matthew Millar

9. The leading two available players from the final 2018–19 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit

Bryce Easton, Zander Lombard

10. Six players from China

Bai Zhengkai, Dou Zecheng, Liang Wenchong, Wu Ashun, 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 14 October
  • Next available player, not otherwise exempt, from Race to Dubai as of 21 October, OWGR as of 14 October, final 2019 FedEx Cup list
  1. Mikumu Horikawa (Japan Golf Tour; Shaun Norris did not play)
  2. Neil Schietekat (Sunshine Tour)
  3. Lee Tae-hee (Asian Tour)
  4. Daniel Nisbet (PGA Tour of Australasia)
  5. Matthias Schwab (Race to Dubai)
  6. Cameron Smith (OWGR)
  7. J. T. Poston (FedEx Cup)
  8. Yosuke Asaji (Japan Golf Tour)
  9. Chang Yi-keun (Asian Tour)

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Li Haotong took a one-shot lead over Victor Perez by shooting an 8-under-par 64. Defending champion Xander Schauffele was two strokes back in a tied for third.[3]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Li Haotong  China 64 −8
2 Victor Perez  France 65 −7
T3 Matt Fitzpatrick  England 66 −6
Im Sung-jae  South Korea
Xander Schauffele  United States
Adam Scott  Australia
T7 Corey Conners  Canada 67 −5
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland
Matthias Schwab  Austria
T10 Abraham Ancer  Mexico 68 −4
Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa
Danny Willett  England
Zhang Xinjun  China

Second round[edit]

Friday, 1 November 2019

Matt Fitzpatrick shot a 5-under-par 67 to take a one shot lead over Rory McIlroy. First round leader Li Haotong shot 72 to drop into a tied for sixth place. Defending champion Xander Schauffele remained in a tied for third place with a second round 69.[4]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Matt Fitzpatrick  England 66-67=133 −11
2 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 67-67=134 −10
T3 Im Sung-jae  South Korea 66-69=135 −9
Xander Schauffele  United States 66-69=135
Adam Scott  Australia 66-69=135
T6 Li Haotong  China 64-72=136 −8
Victor Perez  France 65-71=136
8 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 68-69=137 −7
T9 Matthias Schwab  Austria 67-71=138 −6
Paul Waring  England 73-65=138

Third round[edit]

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 67-67-67=201 −15
2 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 68-69-65=202 −14
T3 Matt Fitzpatrick  England 66-67-70=203 −13
Xander Schauffele  United States 66-69-68=203
5 Paul Waring  England 73-65-66=204 −12
T6 Im Sung-jae  South Korea 66-69-70=205 −11
Jason Kokrak  United States 69-70-66=205
T8 Abraham Ancer  Mexico 68-71-67=206 −10
Kevin Kisner  United States 72-67-67=206
T10 Christiaan Bezuidenhout  South Africa 69-72-66=207 −9
Victor Perez  France 65-71-71=207
Matthias Schwab  Austria 67-71-69=207

Final round[edit]

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Final leaderboard[edit]

(c) = past champion
Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 67-67-67-68=269 −19 1,745,000
2 Xander Schauffele (c)  United States 66-69-68-66=269 −19 1,095,000
3 Louis Oosthuizen  South Africa 68-69-65-69=271 −17 602,000
T4 Abraham Ancer  Mexico 68-71-67-67=273 −15 370,000
Victor Perez  France 65-71-71-66=273
Matthias Schwab  Austria 67-71-69-66=273
7 Matt Fitzpatrick  England 66-67-70-71=274 −14 256,000
T8 Jason Kokrak  United States 69-70-66-71=276 −12 200,333
Patrick Reed  United States 72-69-69-66=276
Paul Waring  England 73-65-66-72=276


Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 4 −1 1,745,000
2 Xander Schauffele  United States 5 E 1,095,000

The sudden-death playoff started at the 18th hole.


  1. ^ "Entry List - WGC-HSBC Champions 2019". European Tour. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. ^ "World Golf Championships - HSBC Champions: Qualifying Criteria 2019". HSBC Golf. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Li Haotong delights home crowd, takes lead in Shanghai". ESPN. Associated Press. 31 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Matthew Fitzpatrick takes 1-shot lead over Rory McIlroy in Shanghai". ESPN. Associated Press. 1 November 2019.

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