Betting Predictions and Tips WGC HSBC Champions

Craig Edwards

Monday, October 28, 2019 12:44 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 12:44 PM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the WGC HSBC Champions for
<div><h2>WGC HSBC CHAMPIONS</h2><p><strong>Sheshan Golf Club, Shanghai</strong><br /><strong>October 31 – November 3<br />Par 72, 7269 yards</strong></p><p>The European Tour visits China for a long-standing co-sanctioned event with the PGA Tour. Established in 2005 it has only once been played away from Sheshan Golf Club. With $10,250,000 prize money it always attracts many of the world's best golfers though there is no Tiger Woods or Brooks Koepka this week.</p><p>The design inspiration for the course came from Oak Hill which was designed by Donald Ross. A Nelson and Haworth Company design, built around the Sheshan mountain. Rated the best course in China, the course has plenty of elevation changes with a driveable par 4 16th and 17th that are played around a deep rock quarry. Long hitters can have a slight advantage on the par 5s at this parkland-style course.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><h2>Contenders</h2><p>Defending champion, Xander Schauffle put in an eye-catching performance last week in Japan at the Zoso Championship. A two-over-par final round dropped him out of contention but we can expect his game to be sharper this week. A player who already has an impressive CV of results in the biggest tournaments around the world we can expect a strong defence of his title this week in China.</p><p>Former Masters champion Patrick Reed fits a similar profile to Schauffle this week after a four-week break from competitive golf. That is a long time for this hard-working professional that sets an arduous schedule for himself around the world. At last week's Zoso Championship in Japan, he started slowly with a poor opening round before finishing strongly for 17th place. Like Schauffle he will be sharper and worked any rust out of his game ready for this week at a course where he has a couple of 7th place finishes in recent years.</p><p>The Sheshan Golf Club looked a perfect fit for Englishman, Matthew Fitzpatrick from the early years of his professional golf career. Seventh on debut in 2015, followed by another</p><p>two top 15 finishes meant last year's 54th place came as a shock nearly as much as two rounds of 80+ in one tournament for the man from Sheffield. He has been in superb form all year since with a phenomenal seven top 4 finishes including last event in Rome at the Italian Open. A win is around the corner for the twenty-five-year-old who already has five European Tour titles to his name.</p><p>What a marvellous season Austrian professional, Bernd Wiesberger is having on the European Tour. Having suffered an interrupted 2018 with injury that meant he could only play eleven tournaments. Winning the Made in Denmark tournament opened the floodgates for Wiesberger and he followed with victories in the Scottish and Italian Open's. Prior to this year, his last tournament win was the Shenzhen International of April 2017 proving that he likes playing his golf in China as several previous good efforts in Shanghai indicated. A proven winner this looks the logical next step for the European Tour's player of the season.</p><p>The only two-time winner of the WGC HSBC Champions, Phil Mickelson has potential as a long shot this week in China. It has been a poor few months for the multiple major championship winner and the Champions Tour looms large but it would not be like Mickelson to leave the PGA Tour quietly. A 30th place finish at the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges hinted there was light at the end of the tunnel and he could be inspired by his great adversary Tiger Woods winning in Japan last week.</p><p>Italian, Andrea Pavan has had a superb couple of years on the European Tour winning the 2019 BMW Open and the 2018 Czech Masters. Eight top 25 finishes in his last ten starts emphasis that fact and a 22nd place finish on debut in Shanghai make him worthy of consideration this week.</p><p> </p><h2>Recommended Bets</h2><ul> <li>Patrick Reed @ 31.00 (30/1) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Paddy Power</a></li> <li>Bernd Wiesberger @ 41.00 (40/1) <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a></li> <li>Phil Mickelson @ 81.00 (80/1) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Paddy Power</a></li> <li>Andrea Pavan @ 81.00 (80/1) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Paddy Power</a></li></ul></div>
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