WGC-HSBC Recap: Best (and Worst) Shots of the Week


The first World Golf Championship of the 2016-17 season is officially in the books, and 24-year-old Hideki Matsuyami walks away with the 550 FedEx Cup points, as well as $1.62M ($169M Yen).

ICYMI: With the win in Shanghai, Matsuyami becomes the first Asian player to win a WGC event, and just the second Japanese player to win 3 times on the PGA Tour.

Here’s a roundup of the best and worst of the week at the WGC-HSBC Champions.

Worst Break of the Week

Patrick Reed with a laser shot right at the pin in the second round – which then bangs (badly) the wrong way. This shot pretty much exemplified Reed’s recent struggles.

Second Worst Break

Wait. What!? How could a hole-in-one be a bad break? Well when they move the tee boxes up 7 yards, which voided the insurance, and a free Cadillac.

Best Break of the Week

Rory McIlroy pulls his tee shot on the 7th hole, which bounces off a tree and nearly rolls up to the green.

Best Chip Shot of the Week

Bill Haas with a long (strong) birdie chip in Round 1 that (luckily) hits the stick and drops.

Best Putt of the Week

As a European Tour member, Henrik Stenson is used to playing links golf, and so this was probably a piece of cake for the reigning Open Champion.

Best Putt off the Green

Adam Scott during the first round nails a long bomb putt. The angle of the camera made it even greater.

Best Putt Off the Green, Runner-Up

Rory McIlroy with what counts as a putt-less birdie during round number 3.

Best Walk Off Putt

Stenson starts walking with about 2 feet to go.

Best Body English

Rickie Fowler tries to pump the brakes on the ball during the first round in Shanghai.

Closest To the Pin

Paul Casey, during round 2, with one of the sickest approach shots you will ever see – that didn’t drop.

Most Valuable Putt of the Week

Matsuyami wraps up his final round with a putt worth big-time bucks.



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