The 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions was a golf tournament played from 27–30 October 2016 at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai, China. It was the eighth WGC-HSBC Champions tournament, and the fourth of four World Golf Championships events held in the 2016 calendar year.
Hideki Matsuyama won by 7 strokes from Daniel Berger and Henrik Stenson. Matsuyama became the first Japanese golfer to win an individual World Golf Championship.
The following is a list of players who qualified for the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions. The criteria is towards the leaders in points lists rather than tournament winners. Players who qualify from multiple categories will be listed in the first category in which they are eligible with the other qualifying categories in parentheses next to the player's name.
1. Winners of the four major championships and The Players ChampionshipDustin Johnson (2,3,4), Henrik Stenson (3,5), Jimmy Walker (3,4), Danny Willett (3,5)
Jason Day (2,3,4) did not play2. Winners of the previous four World Golf ChampionshipsRussell Knox (3,4), Adam Scott (3,4)
3. Top 50 from the OWGR on 10 OctoberAn Byeong-hun, Daniel Berger (4), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (5), Paul Casey (4), Kevin Chappell (4), Matthew Fitzpatrick (5), Rickie Fowler, Sergio García (5), Branden Grace (5), Emiliano Grillo (4), Bill Haas, Tyrrell Hatton (5), J. B. Holmes (4), Thongchai Jaidee (5), Martin Kaymer (5), Kevin Kisner (4), Søren Kjeldsen (5), Brooks Koepka, Matt Kuchar (4), Shane Lowry (5), Hideki Matsuyama (4), Rory McIlroy (4,5), Francesco Molinari (5), Ryan Moore (4), Kevin Na (4), Alex Norén (5), Louis Oosthuizen (5), Scott Piercy, Thomas Pieters (5), Patrick Reed (4), Charl Schwartzel (4,5,9), Justin Thomas (4), Bubba Watson (4), Lee Westwood (5), Chris Wood (5), Gary Woodland (4)
Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, William McGirt (4), Phil Mickelson (4), Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker (4), and Jordan Spieth (4) did not play4. Top 30 from the final 2016 FedEx Cup points list (if there are less than five available players, players beyond 30th will be selected to increase the number to five)Roberto Castro, Kim Si-woo, Jason Kokrak, Sean O'Hair, Jhonattan Vegas
Jason Dufner did not play5. Top 30 from the Race to Dubai as of 17 OctoberRichard Bland, Grégory Bourdy, Bradley Dredge, Ross Fisher, Scott Hend (6), Andrew Johnston, Rikard Karlberg, Alexander Lévy, Joost Luiten, Bernd Wiesberger
Andy Sullivan did not play6. The leading four available players from the Asian Tour Order of Merit as of 17 OctoberChan Shih-chang, Marcus Fraser, Miguel Tabuena, Wang Jeung-hun
7. The leading two available players from the Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit as of 17 OctoberKim Kyung-tae, Hideto Tanihara
Yuta Ikeda did not play.8. The leading two available players from the final 2015 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of MeritNathan Holman, Jordan Zunic
9. The leading two available players from the final 2015 Sunshine Tour Order of MeritJacques Blaauw, George Coetzee
10. Six players from ChinaDou Zecheng, Li Haotong, Liang Wenchong, Wu Ashun, Zhang Huilin, Zhang Xinjun
11. Alternates, if needed to fill the field of 78 playersThe 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 10 October
Next available player, not otherwise exempt, from Race to Dubai as of 17 October, OWGR as of 10 October, FedEx Cup list:Song Young-han (Japan)
Lee Soo-min (Asia)
Dean Burmester (Sunshine)
Matthew Millar (Australasia)
Richard Sterne (Race to Dubai)
Nationalities in the field
Past champions in the field
Note: the HSBC Champions became a WGC event in 2009; winners before this are not listed.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
Friday, 28 October 2016
Saturday, 29 October 2016
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to parSource: