2019 HSBC Champions Betting Odds & Picks: Will Matsuyama Break Through in Shanghai?

Oct 29, 2019 12:00 AM EDT
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Matt Roberts-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Hideki Matsuyama.

  • The HSBC Champions tournament tees off this Thursday.
  • Rory McIlroy is the favorite, but Hideki Matsuyama figures to be in the mix.
  • Josh Perry gives his betting card for this weekend.

The PGA Tour heads to a familiar stop in Shanghai, China this week for the WGC-HSBC Champions event.

The field isn’t as deep this week as it was in Japan, but we still have a lot of stars for the first World Golf Championship of the 2019-20 season.


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The Course

Sheshan International Golf Club has been the only home for this event over the last decade. It’s a par 72 that measures a little over 7,200 yards.

A strong game off the tee has usually been a requirement. Past winners since it became an official PGA Tour event include Xander Schauffele one year ago, along with Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson.

Shorter hitters can compete though, because if bombers aren’t totally dialed in, water hazards and tricky rough loom off the fairways. I’ll be looking more at the total driving mode with a strong approach game this week.

We’ve seen Hideki Matsuyama win here and Henrik Stenson took second twice. With all the names we’ve mentioned, it’s a great tee to green game and putting is distance second. The greens haven’t proved to be much of a test to ball strikers who avoid trouble.

Also keep in mind the first tee is at 8:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday night.

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