Betting Predictions and Tips WGC HSBC Champions

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 10:13 AM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 10:13 AM UTC

China's Young Generation of golfers ready to make an impact this week
<div><h2>WGC HSBC Champions</h2><p><strong>October 31 – November 3<br />Sheshan Golf Club, Shanghai</strong></p><p>China's, Zhang Xinjun has five years of experience of the course at Sheshan Golf Club. He has produced a couple of top 30 finishes in previous WGC HSBC Champions renewals with a best finish of 13th coming in 2011. This year he arrives in significantly better form with a fourth place in the Houston Open last time out, a best career effort on the PGA Tour. After back to back top 20 finishes the week's prior to that, he is quickly becoming established on tour this year and has a great opportunity to put all that course experience to good use this week.</p><p>China has a stronger representation than ever before this week with Bai Zheng-Kai who won last week's Foshan Open on the Challenge Tour to continue his impressive rookie season. He beat another talented young compatriot Dou Zecheng into second place and both players at the age of twenty-two have promising careers in front of them. Another twenty-two-year-old Yuan Yechun needs respect having learned his trade on the Korn Ferry Tour in America this season and came 35th here on debut last season.</p><p>When considering principals for the side markets, Rafa Cabrera Bello was the name on the top of my list. An accumulator of ranking points and prize money around the globe, his consistency has been admirable making the top 30 in OWGR world rankings despite only one tournament victory in the last seven seasons. The Spaniard has three successive top 20 finishes in Shanghai and after another solid result in Japan last week he is our banker bet this week in China.</p><p>Englishman, Paul Casey has a very similar profile to the Spaniard and a plethora of seven top 20 finishes in the last decade illustrate Casey's consistency at Sheshan Golf Club. It is fair to say he has won more titles than Cabrera-Bello but it is also accurate to say he has won less than he should however, he has won two titles this year. He defended his Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour in April followed by winning the Porsche European Open in Germany on the European Tour. A true professional who can grind out consistent results when not at his best he is a must bet this week in China.</p><p>Sweden's Henrik Stenson last tournament victory, amazingly enough, was the Wyndham Championship in 2017. This has been a long winless run for Sweden's number one golfer but funnily enough, after winning the 2009 Players Championship there followed a similar hiatus from the winner's circle. In the interim, he has still regularly contended for tournaments and actually has accumulated top 10 finishes at a strike-rate over 30%. Three top 5 finishes in Shanghai and three other top 20 finishes emphasize how much Stenson likes the trip to China.</p><p>Netherlands, Joost Luiten looks to have a solid chance this week in the place markets having only played Sheshan Golf Club twice but on both occasions he performed respectably with top 30 finishes. With eight successive top 40 finishes he is getting his season back on track after an indifferent couple of months in the summer. It is entirely plausible that he is taking his time getting back into form after an injury-shortened 2018 season.</p><p>The 2018 Baracuda Championship winner, Andrew Putnam made an impressive course debut last year at Sheshan Golf Club finishing in fourth position. He has continued to build his golfing career in the twelve months since with eight top 20 finishes and the highlight being a runner up finish to Matt Kuchar at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Last week in Japan at the Zoso Championship he started brightly and It is not hard to envisage a good week for Putnam.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><h2>Recommended Bets</h2><ul> <li>Zhang Xinjun – each way – Top Rest of the World @ 34.00 (33/1) <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Betfair</a></li> <li>Rafa Cabrera Bello – Top 20 @ 2.70 (17/10) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Paddy Power Today!">Paddy Power</a></li> <li>Paul Casey – Top 20 @ 1.83 (5/6) <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Paddy Power Today!">Paddy Power</a></li></ul></div>
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