Sunday, October 23, 2016

PGA Golf Playing Field for the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions

The 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from October 27-30, 2016, at the Sheshan Golf Club located in Shanghai, China. Here is the a list of the top ranked PGA golfers in the playing field for the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions.

                                                 (Photo by Giogioytantan)

The WGC-HSBC Champions dates back to 2005. It is co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour, the European Tour and the Asian Tour. The WGC-HSBC Champions is a a no-cut tournament and all 80 or so players who complete the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions will earn a paycheck this week.

Top ranked golfers in the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions field are Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Patrick Reed, Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Danny Willett, Rickie Fowler, Branden Grace, Jimmy Walker, Alex Noren, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, J.B. Holmes, Charl Schwartzel, Russell Knox, Hideki Matsuyama and Emiliano Grillo. All those players are ranked in the top 25 in the world.

Also in the playing field are players ranked from 26 to 50 like Kevin Chappell, Ryan Moore, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Tyrrell Hatton, Justin Thomas, Chris Wood, Scott Piercy, Kevin Na, Kevin Kisner, Byeong Hun An, Francesco Molinari, Thomas Pieters, Shane Lowry, Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger, Martin Kaymer, Soren Kjeldsen, Thongchai Jaidee and Matthew Fitzpatrick.

What is notable about the playing field for the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions are the few top ranked players not here this week like Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker and Justin Rose. All in all this is an excellent playing field and should make for a very competitive tournament this week.

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