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2018 WGC-HSBC Field: By the Numbers

The 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.

Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka
Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International GC on October 28, 2017 in Shanghai, China. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

As a WGC tournament, the field in Shanghai is loaded with top-level talent, featuring 12 of the top 20 players in the Official World Golf Rankings, including seven of the top 10, headlined by No. 1 Brooks Koepka, No.2 Dustin Johnson, and defending champion Justin Rose (No. 3).

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


WORLD TOP 10

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

  • Brooks Koepka (1)
  • Dustin Johnson (2)
  • Justin Rose (3)
  • Rory McIlroy (5)
  • Francesco Molinari (6)
  • Jon Rahm (8)
  • Jason Day (10)

FORMER WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS WINNERS

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

  • Justin Rose (2017)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (2016)
  • Russell Knox (2015)
  • Dustin Johnson (2013)
  • Ian Poulter (2012)
  • Francesco Molinari (2010)

2018 RYDER CUP COMPETITORS

There are 14 players in the field who competed in the recent Ryder Cup matches in Paris, including 10 from the European team.

  • Justin Rose (EUR)
  • Ian Poulter (EUR)
  • Francesco Molinari (EUR)
  • Thorbjorn Olesen (EUR)
  • Tyrrell Hatton (EUR)
  • Alex Noren (EUR)
  • Rory McIlroy (EUR)
  • Jon Rahm (EUR)
  • Tommy Fleetwood (EUR)
  • Paul Casey (EUR)
  • Brooks Koepka (USA)
  • Patrick Reed (USA)
  • Tony Finau (USA)
  • Dustin Johnson (USA)

FORMER WGC WINNERS

There are 10 former winners of World Golf Championships in the field.

  • Dustin Johnson (5)
  • Justin Rose (2)
  • Jason Day (2)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (2)
  • Adam Scott (2)
  • Rory McIlroy (2)
  • Ian Poulter (1)
  • Russell Knox (1)
  • Patrick Reed (1)
  • Keegan Bradley (1)

2017-18 FEDEXCUP TOP 10

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

  • Justin Rose (1)
  • Dustin Johnson (4)
  • Billy Horschel (5)
  • Tony Finau (6)
  • Keegan Bradley (8)
  • Brooks Koepka (9)

MAJOR CHAMPIONS

The field includes nine major championship winners.

  • Rory McIlroy (4)
  • Brooks Koepka (3)
  • Jason Day (1)
  • Dustin Johnson (1)
  • Justin Rose (1)
  • Francesco Molinari (1)
  • Adam Scott (1)
  • Keegan Bradley (1)
  • Patrick Reed (1)

INTERNATIONAL FIELD

Of the 78 players teeing it up at the HSBC Championship, 22 nations are represented. The U.S. leads the way with 20 players, followed by England with nine.

  • USA (20)
  • England (9)
  • China (7)
  • South Africa (7)
  • Australia (6)
  • Japan (4)
  • Spain (4)
  • Korea (2)
  • Sweden (2)
  • Italy (2)
  • Denmark (2)
  • India (2)
  • Thailand (1)
  • New Zealand (1)
  • France (1)
  • Canada (1)
  • Belgium (1)
  • N. Ireland (1)
  • Scotland (1)
  • Argentina (1)
  • Zimbabwe (1)
  • Taipei (1)

FULL FIELD: WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS

Sorted by Official World Golf Ranking


Credit: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. When not losing money at offshore gambling sites, Jordan performs research, crunches numbers, compiles content, and writes up quick-hit posts.

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