World Golf Championship from Shanghai, China

The new season has begun for the PGATour with this World Golf Championship in Shanghai, China. The course is the Sheshan Golf Course to crown a WGC-HSBC champion with many of the big names in town to take home the hardware.

The course is one of the most exclusive clubs in China and has held this event every year some it began 14 years ago. It is a 7,261-yard, par 72 course that finds Justin Rose as the defending champion as he finished with a 67. Nineteen of the top thirty golfers in the world will tee off for this event. The course record is held by Martin Kaymer and Danny Willett with a 62 for 18 holes and Rose holds the 72 hole record with a 264. The winner receives 550 FedEx points.

2018 WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS ODDS

Dustin Johnson +800
Justin Rose +800
Brooks Koepka +900
Rory McIlroy +1000
Jason Day +1600
Tommy Fleetwood +1800
Hideki Matsuyama +1800
Tony Finau +1800
Francesco Molinari +2000
Jon Rahm +2000
Paul Casey +2500
Tyrrell Hatton +3000
Alex Noren +3500
Patrick Cantlay +3500
Patrick Reed +4000
Rafael Cabrera Bello +4000
Cameron Smith +4500
Adam Scott +5000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +5000
Ian Poulter +5500
Xander Schauffele +6000
Billy Horschel +6600
Byeong Hun An +6600
Thorbjorn Olesen +6600
Emiliano Grillo +7000
Keegan Bradley +7000
Kyle Stanley +7000
Eddie Pepperell +7500
Hao Tong Li +7500
Lucas Bjerregaard +6600
Russell Knox +8000
Kevin Na +9000
Thomas Pieters +9000
Brandt Snedeker +11000
Charley Hoffman +11000
Cheng-Tsung Pan +11000
Pat Perez +11000
Andy Sullivan +12500
Branden Grace +12500
Julian Suri +12500
Kiradech Aphibarnrat +12500
Matt Wallace +10000
Chez Reavie +14000
Chris Wood +14000
Adam Hadwin +15000
Alexander Bjork +15000
Brian Harman +15000
Ryan Fox +16000
Shubhankar Sharma +17500
Alexander Levy +20000
Brandon Stone +20000
Andrew Putnam +22500
Ashun Wu +22500
Andrea Pavan +25000
Erik Van Rooyen +25000
George Coetzee +25000
Jorge Campillo +25000
Adrian Otaegui +35000
Patton Kizzire +35000
Satoshi Kodaira +35000
Scott Vincent +35000
Justin Harding +40000
Yuta Ikeda +40000
Gaganjeet Bhullar +50000
John Catlin +50000
Yuki Inamori +50000
JC Ritchie +60000
Sang-Hyun Park +60000
Sihwan Kim +60000
Brett Rumford +100000
Oliver Bekker +100000
Wen-Chong Liang +100000
Xinjun Zhang +100000
Adam Bland +150000
Bo Wen Xiao +150000
Jason Norris +150000
Yan-Wei Liu +150000
Yechun Yuan +150000

The weather won’t be a factor as the temperatures in the daytime are between 58-68 degrees for a high with no precipitation.

Our Pick: Looking strongly at Hideki Matsuyama at 18/1 as he has played some of the best golf in the past few months after having a poor start.

A few longshots: John Rahm at 21/1 and Ian Poulter +5100 who has a win, a second and a T-6 at this event

Tee Times:

These are from the PGA Website

 

08:50 AM

TEE #1

Yechun YUAN
Brett RUMFORD
Justin HARDING

09:00 AM

TEE #1

Xinjun ZHANG
Andrea PAVAN
Oliver BEKKER

09:10 AM

TEE #1

JC RITCHIE
Adam BLAND
Yanwei LIU

09:20 AM

TEE #1

George COETZEE

Yuta IKEDA

Scott VINCENT

09:30 AM

TEE #1

Sihwan KIM
Pat PEREZ
Erik VAN ROOYEN

09:40 AM

TEE #1

Adam HADWIN
Jason NORRIS
Bowen XIAO

09:50 AM

TEE #1

John CATLIN
Yuki INAMORI
Adrian OTAEGUI

10:00 AM

TEE #1

Wenchong LIANG
Andy SULLIVAN
Ryan FOX

10:10 AM

TEE #1

Sanghyun PARK
Jorge CAMPILLO
Andrew PUTNAM

10:20 AM

TEE #1

Gaganjeet BHULLAR
Chris WOOD
Alexander BJORK

10:30 AM

TEE #1

Alexander LEVY
Julian SURI
Chez REAVIE

10:40 AM

TEE #1

Shubhankar SHARMA
Brandon STONE
Emiliano GRILLO

10:50 AM

TEE #1

C.T. PAN
Thomas PIETERS
Matt WALLACE

08:55 AM

TEE #10

Russell KNOX
Patton KIZZIRE
Satoshi KODAIRA

09:05 AM

TEE #10

Brian HARMAN
Kevin NA
Branden GRACE

09:15 AM

TEE #10

Charley HOFFMAN
Brandt SNEDEKER
AN Byeong Hun AN

09:25 AM

TEE #10

Cameron SMITH
Lucas BJERREGAARD
Billy HORSCHEL

09:35 AM

TEE #10

Adam SCOTT
Hideki MATSUYAMA
Ian POULTER

09:45 AM

TEE #10

Patrick REED
Jon RAHM
Alex NOREN

09:55 AM

TEE #10

Brooks KOEPKA
Justin ROSE
Tommy FLEETWOOD

10:05 AM

TEE #10

Patrick CANTLAY
Rafa CABRERA BELLO
Eddie PEPPERELL

10:15 AM

TEE #10

Kyle STANLEY
Thorbjorn OLESEN
Kiradech APHIBARNRAT

10:25 AM

TEE #10

Matthew FITZPATRICK
Keegan BRADLEY
Ashun WU

10:35 AM

TEE #10

Paul CASEY
Xander SCHAUFFELE
Tyrrell HATTON

10:45 AM

TEE #10

Haotong LI
Jason DAY
TTony FINAU

10:55 AM

TEE #10

Francesco MOLINARI
Dustin JOHNSON
Rory MCILROY

 

PAST CHAMPIONS
2017- Justin Rose (-14)
2016- Hideki Matsuyama (-23)
2015- Russell Knox (-20)
2014- Bubba Watson (-11)
2013- Dustin Johnson (-24)
2012- Ian Poulter (-21)
2011- Martin Kaymer (-20)
2010- Francesco Molinari (-19)
2009- Phil MIckelson (-17)