WGC HSBC Champions Golf Tips & Betting Odds

WGC HSBC Champions Golf Tips & Betting Odds

by 24th October 2016

The final WGC event and it is Chinas turn to host this tournament. Read our free betting preview on the WGC HSBC Champions and get our betting tips and the best odds available on those tips.

Venue & Prize Fund
Sheshan International GC, Shanghai, CHN • Purse: $9,500,000

The World Golf Championships – HSBC (WGC – HSBC) Champions is a professional tournament held annually in China. It’s roots started in 2005 and this tournament is now one of the most prestigious in this part of the world.

It is the fourth tournament on the WGC calendar along with the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, the WGC-Cadillac Championship and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational events.

The field is primarily made up of the players who have won the top rated tournaments along with the leading players in the world rankings and money lists.

The 2016 WGC – HSBC Champions tournament will be played from October 27th – 30th at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai. The tournament moved to the Mission Hills Golf Club for a single year in 2012 but for every other edition, this course has played host. At 7,266 yards and a par-score of 72, the course is one of the exclusive Nelson & Haworth designs.

It is set amid 1,000-year-old gingko trees, artificial water hazards and a natural quarry. No wonder then that Tiger Woods once talked about the course as “the crowning jewel of all of Asian golf”.

This year’s 78-man line-up will feature some of the best players in the world. World number two Dustin Johnson leads the field that also contains FedEx Cup Champion Rory McIlroy and US Ryder Cup winning campaign hero Patrick Reed.

Though world number one Jason Day is set to miss the tournament, the presence of a full roster of 2016 major winners makes this a memorable tournament.

Along with Johnson, the presence of Danny Willett (Masters Champion), Henrik Stenson (Open Championship) and Jimmy Walker (PGA Championship) makes this an exciting field.

The field will see a mini Ryder Cup battle with nine members from each of US and European Ryder Cup team’s part of the field here. For the hosts, Li Haotong heads a group of six entrants to get the locals excited. The other sparks of hope for the locals are from Wu Ashun and Dou Zecheng – although the chances of seeing them in the top 10 are bleak as ever.

Last year saw Russell Knox winning the tournament in dramatic fashion after spending some anxious moments acquiring his Chinese Visa. Having come to the tournament as an alternate, Knox made it count holding off Kevin Kisner.

It also saw a tied seventh place finish for local hope Li Haotong – which was the highest PGA Tour finish ever by a Chinese player. Backing him to do an encore would be slightly optimistic but a punt on him finishing in the top-20 could be worthwhile.

As is the standard by now, the WGC – HSBC Champions tournament will be the year’s final date bringing together most of the top players from all corners of the globe.

Knox was ranked 85th when he won last year, which was a record for the lowest ranked player of the 11 winners at the event. Could there be another surprise winner this year?

Don’t rule it entirely out but the presence of top players like Johnson, McIlroy and Reed makes one wonder if the champion will come from a 2016 Majors winner.

Golf Tips For The WGC HSBC Champions

Last week’s tips saw us get very close to a 150/1 place with James Hahn. Hahn could not sustain his effort and a level par final round eventually saw him finish T9. So on to this weeks free golf tips from the WGC.

Paul Casey got of to a fast start last week but faded over the weekend to finish a T21 at the CIMB Classic. We shall chance that he is still in the form he showed when he finished in the top five of his previous four tournaments. Those results have seen him rise from 30th to 13th in the OWGR and he is still value at the odds of 25/1 with Coral.

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Of the likely favourites we take Rory Mcilroy to come out on top to take the WGC title. he finished off the 2016 season in magnificent form when winning two FedEx Cup playoff events to take the title in thrilling fashion. He is fast approaching the summit of the world rankings again and with Day out of action can get ever closer to it. This week is a good start with a limited but select field in place. Rory is a best priced 11/2 with Coral and we are backing a 4pt win.

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For our final tip we go to our old favourite BEEF. Andrew Johnston comes off the back of a stellar year, where he gained his first European tour title at the Spanish Open before a high finish in The Open cemented his cult status both in Europe and Stateside. Back Beef each way 1pt each way.

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So a quick recap with our 3 tips to follow this week at the WGC HSBC Champions.
Rory Mcilroy 11/2 – 4pt win
Paul Casey 25/1 – 2pts each way
Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston 110/1 – 1pt each way

Betting odds for the WGC HSBC Champions
Dustin Johnson 6/1
Rory Mcilroy 9/2
Bubba Watson 25/1
Rickie Fowler 40/1
Henrik Stenson 20/1
Adam Scott 20/1
Brandon Grace 66/1
Sergio Garcia 33/1
Patrick Reed 25/1
Louis Oosthuizen 50/1
Brooks Koepka 40/1
Hideki Matsuyama 20/1
Matt Kuchar 40/1
Charl Schwartzel 50/1
Justin Thomas 28/1
Ryan Moore 33/1
Martin Kaymer 28/1
Russell Knox 40/1
Alexander Noren 40/1
Paul Casey 20/1
Bernd Wiesberger 45/1
50/1 Bar – All prices are from Paddypower Bookmaker who go six places and are subject to change – Each Way 1/5 odds 1,2,3,4,5,6

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