2017 WGC-HSBC Champions

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The 2017 WGC-HSBC Champions was a golf tournament played from 26–29 October 2017 at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai, China. It was the ninth WGC-HSBC Champions tournament, and the fourth of four World Golf Championships events held in the 2017 calendar year. Justin Rose won his first HSBC Champions and second World Golf Championship.


The following is a list of players who qualified for the 2017 WGC-HSBC Champions. The criteria are 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 ChampionshipKim Si-woo (3), Brooks Koepka (3,4) Sergio García (3,4,5), Jordan Spieth (3,4), and Justin Thomas (3,4) did not play.2. Winners of the previous four World Golf ChampionshipsDustin Johnson (3,4), Hideki Matsuyama (3,4) 3. Top 50 from the OWGR on 9 OctoberDaniel Berger (4), Rafa Cabrera-Bello (5), Paul Casey (4), Jason Day (4), Tony Finau (4), Ross Fisher (5), Matt Fitzpatrick (5), Tommy Fleetwood (5), Branden Grace, Bill Haas, Adam Hadwin (4), Brian Harman (4), Tyrrell Hatton (5), Russell Henley (4), Matt Kuchar (4), Marc Leishman (4), Phil Mickelson, Francesco Molinari (5), Alex Norén (5), Pat Perez (4), Thomas Pieters (5), Jon Rahm (4,5), Patrick Reed (4,5), Justin Rose (4,5), Xander Schauffele (4), Charl Schwartzel (5), Adam Scott, Henrik Stenson (5), Jhonattan Vegas (4), Bernd Wiesberger (5) Kevin Chappell (4), Jason Dufner (4), Rickie Fowler (4), Charley Hoffman (4), Zach Johnson, Kevin Kisner (4), Rory McIlroy (5), Ryan Moore, Louis Oosthuizen, Webb Simpson (4), Brandt Snedeker, Brendan Steele, and Gary Woodland (4) did not play.4. Top 30 from the final 2017 FedEx Cup points list (if there are less than five available players, players beyond 30th will be selected to increase the number to five)Patrick Cantlay, Charles Howell III, Chez Reavie, Kyle Stanley, Hudson Swafford Mackenzie Hughes did not play.5. Top 30 from the Race to Dubai as of 16 OctoberKiradech Aphibarnrat, Paul Dunne, Ryan Fox, Alexander Lévy, Li Haotong, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Thorbjørn Olesen, Richie Ramsay, Jordan Smith, Matthew Southgate, Hideto Tanihara, Peter Uihlein, Fabrizio Zanotti Lee Westwood did not play.6. The leading four available players from the Asian Tour Order of Merit as of 16 OctoberShiv Chawrasia, Gavin Green, Scott Hend, David Lipsky 7. The leading two available players from the Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit as of 16 OctoberChan Kim, Shugo Imahira Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira, and Yūsaku Miyazato did not play.8. The leading two available players from the final 2016 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of MeritMatthew Griffin, Michael Hendry 9. The leading two available players from the final 2016 Sunshine Tour Order of MeritRichard Sterne, Brandon Stone Dean Burmester did not play.10. Six players from ChinaCao Yi, Dou Zecheng, Liang Wenchong, Liu Yanwei, Wu Ashun, 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 9 October Next available player, not otherwise exempt, from Race to Dubai as of 16 October, OWGR as of 9 October, FedEx Cup list:Ryu Hyun-woo (Japan Golf Tour; Shingo Katayama did not play) Haydn Porteous (Sunshine Tour; Darren Fichardt did not play) Phachara Khongwatmai (Asian Tour) Ashley Hall (PGA Tour of Australasia) Graeme Storm (Race to Dubai) Wesley Bryan (OWGR; Jimmy Walker did not play) Lucas Glover (FedEx Cup; Billy Horschel did not play) Daisuke Kataoka (Japan Golf Tour) Andrew Dodt (PGA Tour of Australasia) Poom Saksansin (Asian Tour)

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.

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, 26 October 2017 Brooks Koepka shot an 8-under-par 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Gavin Green.

Second round

Friday, 27 October 2017 Dustin Johnson shot a 9-under-par 63 to take a one-stroke lead over first-round leader Brooks Koepka.

Third round

Saturday, 28 October 2017 Dustin Johnson shot a 4-under-par 68 to open a 6-shot lead over Brooks Koepka who was hurt by a triple-bogey on the par-5 8th hole.

Final round

Sunday, 29 October 2017 Justin Rose overcame an eight-stroke deficit to win by two strokes over third-round leader Dustin Johnson, as well as Brooks Koepka and Henrik Stenson. Rose shot a 5-under-par 67, tied for the low round with Phil Mickelson, while Johnson shot a 5-over-par 77 in windy conditions.
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to parSource:
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