|HSBC Champions - November 02, 2009
WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS-
Sheshan International Golf Club
Par: 36-36—72 Yards: 7,143
Purse: $7,000,000 Winner: $1,260,000
2008 Champion: Sergio Garcia (274, -14) *
Final World Golf Championships Event,
HSBC Champions, this Week in Shanghai
The fourth event in the World Golf Championships series is this week in Shanghai, China. The HSBC Champions is at Sheshan International Golf Club, with Tiger Woods, No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, playing in his first official tournament since THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, the final event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Phil Mickelson, the No. 2-ranked player is also competing, a week after playing in the Barclays Singapore Open. In all, seven of the top 10 in the OWGR are playing this week.
Woods has enjoyed a decade of dominance since the World Golf Championships began. He has 16 overall titles, including a victory at the Bridgestone Invitational earlier this season.
The HSBC Champions began in 2005 as a co-sanctioned European Tour and Asian Tour event. Sergio Garcia is the defending champion, with David Howell winning the inaugural tournament. Y.E. Yang was the champion in 2006 and Mickelson took home the trophy in 2007.
The HSBC Champions will feature an increased purse of $7 million and, as is always the case with World Golf Championships events, will bring together tournament winners and the best players from the International Federation of PGA Tours.