All eyes in the golfing world are one event this weekend with the fourth and final World Golf Championship event of the year taking place in China.
One of the top events of the year, the calibre of the field is as you expect with only a handful of the world’s top players not present.
See below as we run through the tournament for you including facts, odds and picks from our own golfing professional Cliff Jackson and Betfair.
WGC – HSBC CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sheshan Golf Club, China
- First staged in 2009
- Current champion is Justin Rose
FIELD: A brilliant field as you would expect for such a high profile event, with new world number one Brooks Koepka the current favourite ahead of defending champion Justin Rose – who is looking to become only the second man – after Tiger Woods – to successfully defend a WGC event.
QUOTES: Koepka is excited to be teeing it up as world number one.
“I’m looking forward to this week,” the 28-year-old said. “I’m looking forward to teeing it up as number one. I think that’s something every golfer kind of dreams of and every golfer wants to accomplish.
“I’m looking to build on that lead, grow it, and that way I can be number one for a while. The goal isn’t just to get here, it’s to stay here.”
The pro’s point of view…
Our resident golf expert is Cliff Jackson. Cliff is a leading youth coach and PGA professional at the famed Seaton Carew Links – one of the oldest courses in the world.
A fascinating event, but I fancy a European winner here and I can see Tommy Fleetwood having a great tournament and I can see someone like Ian Poulter doing well too.