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WGC-HSBC Champions: By The Numbers

The first World Golf Championship event of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season tees off tonight with the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China. The star-studded tournament will feature eight of the world’s top 10 ranked players.

Here’s a look at 10 interesting numbers before the first tee time at Sheshan International Golf Club.

24

Number of Countries Represented

Of the 78 players in the field, 20 are from the United States, with the remaining 58 represented by 23 other countries.

 
Players-Country
20 – USA
9 – ENG
7 – RSA
6 – AUS, CHN, KOR
3 – SWE
2 – ESP, FRA, JPN
1 – ARG, AUT, BEL, DEN, GER, IRE, ITA, NED, NIR, PHI, SCO, THA, TWN, VEN


8

Number of Players in World Top 10

There are eight players in the field who are ranked in the world’s top 10, with only Jason Day and Jordan Spieth opting out of the Shanghai event.

 


7

Countries In The Winner’s Circle

There have been eleven winners of the HSBC Champions, representing 7 different countries. The United States leads with 4, while England has 2, and other country has more than one.

 
Number-Country-Year-Player
4 United States (2007, 2009 Phil Mickelson; 2013 Dustin Johnson; 2014 Bubba Watson)
2 England (2005 David Howell; 2012 Ian Poulter)
1 Scotland (2015 Russell Knox)
1 Germany (2011 Martin Kaymer)
1 South Korea (2006 Yang Yong-eun)
1 Spain (2008 Sergio García)
1 Italy (2010 Francesco Molinari)


15

Number of Majors Won By Field

There are 10 Major winners in the WGC-HSBC field, totaling 15 titles. Rory McIlory (4), Bubba Watson (2), and Martin Kaymer (2) lead the way with 8 titles combined.

 


6

Number of Former HSBC Winners in Field

The super strong field includes six former winners of China’s only PGA Tour event. This includes Sergio Garcia (2008), Francesco Molinari (2010), Martin Kaymer (2011), Dustin Johnson (2013), Bubba Watson (2014), and Russell Knox (2015).

 


13

Number of WGCs Won By Field

There are nine players who have won a World Golf Championship title, with 13 in total. The multiple winners are Dustin Johnson (3), Rory McIlroy (2), and Adam Scott (2).

 


31.7

Average Age of the Top 10 Ranked Players in Field

The average age of the Top 10 ranked players in the field this week at Sheshan International is 31.7. The oldest is Henrik Stenson at 40, while Hideki Matsuyama is the youngest at 24 years-old. Dustin Johnson, 32, is the player closest to the average. There are 5 players in their 20s (Matsuyama; Patrick Reed, 26; Rory McIlroy, 27; Rickie Fowler, 27; Danny Willett, 29).

 
World Rank-Player-Age
2 Dustin Johnson, 32
3 Rory McIlroy, 27
5 Henrik Stenson, 40
6 Adam Scott, 36
7 Patrick Reed, 26
8 Bubba Watson, 37
9 Danny Willett, 29
10 Hideki Matsuyama, 24
11 Rickie Fowler, 27
13 Paul Casey, 39


-19.18

Average Winning Score at HSBC Champions

The average winning score in Shanghai is nearly 20-under par. Dustin Johnson won in 2013 with -24 (the lowest score), while Phil Mickelson’s winning score of 10-under was highest.

 
Year-Player-Score
2013 Dustin Johnson −24
2012 Ian Poulter, −21
2015 Russell Knox, −20
2005 David Howell, −20
2011 Martin Kaymer, −20
2010 Francesco Molinari, −19
2009 Phil Mickelson, −17
2006 Yang Yong-eun, -14
2008 Sergio García, −14
2014 Bubba Watson, −11
2007 Phil Mickelson, −10


31.7

Average Age of HSBC Winners

The average age of the 11 winners of the HSBC Champions is 31.7 years-old. The youngest winner of the Shanghai event was Martin Kaymer in 2011 at 26, and the oldest was Phil Mickelson in 2009 at 39.

 
Year-Player-Age
2009 Phil Mickelson, 39
2012 Ian Poulter, 36
2007 Phil Mickelson, 37
2014 Bubba Watson, 35
2006 Yang Yong-eun, 34
2015 Russell Knox, 30
2005 David Howell, 30
2013 Dustin Johnson 29
2008 Sergio García, 28
2010 Francesco Molinari, 27
2011 Martin Kaymer, 26

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