By The Numbers: WGC-HSBC Champions Field

The new PGA Tour season heads to China for the third leg of its fall Asian Swing at the big-money WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club’s West course.

As a WGC tournament, the field in Shanghai is loaded with top-level talent, featuring 15 of the top 20 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, and five of the top 10, headlined by No. 1 Dustin Johnson, defending champion Hideki Matsuyama (No. 4), and Jason Day (No. 8).

Here’s a look at the 78-player field, by the numbers.


WORLD TOP 10

Five of the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking will be in the field.

  • Dustin Johnson (1)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (4)
  • Jon Rahm (5)
  • Jason Day (8)
  • Henrik Stenson (9)

FORMER WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS WINNERS

There are four former WGC-HSBC Champions in the field this week.

  • Hideki Matsuyama (2016)
  • Dustin Johnson (2013)
  • Francesco Molinari (2010)
  • Phil Mickelson (2009)

FORMER WGC WINNERS

There are nine former winners of World Golf Championships in the field.

  • Dustin Johnson (5)
  • Jason Day (2)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (2)
  • Adam Scott (2)
  • Matt Kuchar (1)
  • Phil Mickelson (1)
  • Patrick Reed (1)
  • Justin Rose (1)
  • Henrik Stenson (1)

2016-17 FEDEXCUP TOP 10

The field includes seven of the top 10 from the final 2016-17 FedExCup standings.

  • Xander Schauffele (3)
  • Dustin Johnson (4)
  • Jon Rahm (5)
  • Marc Leishman (6)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (8)
  • Justin Rose (9)
  • Brooks Koepka (10)

10 PGA TOUR WINS

There are four players in the field with at least 10 PGA Tour wins.

  • Phil Mickelson (42)
  • Dustin Johnson (16)
  • Adam Scott (12)
  • Jason Day (10)

MAJOR CHAMPIONS

The field includes nine major championship winners,

  • Phil Mickelson (5)
  • Jason Day (1)
  • Dustin Johnson (1)
  • Brooks Koepka (1)
  • Louis Oosthuizen (1)
  • Justin Rose (1)
  • Charl Schwartzel (1)
  • Adam Scott (1)
  • Henrik Stenson (1)

INTERNATIONAL FIELD

Of the 78 players teeing it up at the HSBC Championship, 23 nations are represented.

  • USA (21)
  • England (8)
  • China (7)
  • Australia (7)
  • South Africa (5)
  • Japan (4)
  • Thailand (3)
  • New Zealand (2)
  • Korea (2)
  • Spain (2)
  • Sweden (2)
  • France (2)
  • Canada (2)
  • Italy (1)
  • Belgium (1)
  • Austria (1)
  • Venezuela (1)
  • Denmark (1)
  • Malaysia (1)
  • Paraguay (1)
  • Ireland (1)
  • Scotland (1)
  • India (1)


THE SKINNY

NAME: WGC-HSBC Champions
COURSE: Sheshan International Golf Club (West Course)
WHERE: Shanghai, China
DISTANCE: 7266 yards, Par 72
ARCHITECT: Nelson & Haworth
TOTAL PURSE: $9,750,000
WINNING SHARE: $1,700,000
PLAYOFF POINTS: 550 points
2016 WINNER: Hideki Matsuyama


FULL FIELD: WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS

Sorted by Field Rank (FR) and Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR)

FROWGRPLAYER
11Dustin Johnson
24Hideki Matsuyama
35Jon Rahm
48Jason Day
59Henrik Stenson
611Brooks Koepka
712Marc Leishman
813Justin Rose
914Matt Kuchar
1015Paul Casey
1116Alex Noren
1217Tyrrell Hatton
1318Pat Perez
1419Tommy Fleetwood
1520Francesco Molinari
1621Rafael Cabrera Bello
1722Patrick Reed
1825Adam Scott
1927Daniel Berger
2028Brian Harman
2129Xander Schauffele
2231Charl Schwartzel
2332Phil Mickelson
2433Ross Fisher
2534Thomas Pieters
2635Matthew Fitzpatrick
2739Jhonattan Vegas
2840Bernd Wiesberger
2941Siwoo Kim
3043Bill Haas
3144Tony Finau
3245Branden Grace
3348Russell Henley
3451Adam Hadwin
3553Kyle Stanley
3655Wesley Bryan
3757Hideto Tanihara
3866Li Haotong
3967Charles Howell III
4069Peter Uihlein
4170Alexander Levy
4272Patrick Cantlay
4376Jordan L Smith
4481Paul Dunne
4584Lucas Glover
4685Hudson Swafford
4788Thorbjorn Olesen
4891Chez Reavie
4993Scott Hend
5098Shugo Imahira
51102Chan Kim
52103Kiradech Aphibarnrat
53112Fabrizio Zanotti
54115Ryan Fox
55122Richard Sterne
56125Mike Lorenzo-Vera
57126Brandon Stone
58132Matthew Southgate
59134Graeme Storm
60135Richie Ramsay
61142Michael Hendry
62146Daisuke Kataoka
63147David Lipsky
64153Hyunwoo Ryu
65166Gavin Green
66174Andrew Dodt
67211Poom Saksansin
68214Haydn Porteous
69239Phachara Khongwatmai
70266S.S.P. Chawrasia
71285Marty Dou Zecheng
72300Wu Ashun
73300Zhang Xin-jun
74396Liang Wen-chong
75483Ashley Hall
76503Matthew Griffin
77629Liu Yan-wei
781066Cao Yi

Credit: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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