WGC HSBC 2018

Date Posted:30 October 2018 

Xander wins playoff

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The best players in the world took part in the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International GC in Shanghai, China. After closing with birdies on his final two holes for a 68, twenty five year old Xander Schauffele (-14) caught the overnight leader and fellow American Tony Finau. They headed back down the 18th hole for a playoff and Schauffele showed he has what it takes by draining a birdie putt and winning his third come from behind tour title. Coming in solo third was England's Justin Rose (-10). Tied for fourth place was Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat (-8) and Andrew Putnam from the USA. Australians taking part in this exclusive tournament were Jason Day (-4), Adam Scott (-1), Justin Norris (+9), Cameron Smith (+10), Adam Bland (+10), Jason Scrivener (+10) and Brett Rumford (+21).

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The PGA tour also held the Sanderson Farms Championship at the CC of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi. With a backup one wood and booming drives over 330 yards, rookie Cameron Champ (-21) started the final day with a four shot lead and after a few nervous moments he finished the same way to win his maiden tour title in style. Canada's Corey Connors (-17) was alone in second place and then tied for third were Carlos Ortiz (-15) from Mexico and Sam Burns from the USA. Sharing fifth place were Americans Roberto Castro (-14) and Anders Albertson. The only Aussies making the cut were Curtis Luck (-4) and Stuart Appleby (E).

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The Champions tour held the Invesco QQQ Championship at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California. Capturing his second victory in as many months, Scott Parel (-11) closed with a 68 and moved up to second in this seasons money standings. Hot on his tail and only one shot back was fellow American Paul Goydos (-10). Tied for third place was Kenny Perry (-8) from the USA, Stephen Ames from Canada and the only Aussie in the field, David McKenzie who had his best finish in over six months after closing with 70.

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The Japanese tour played the Mynavi ABC Championship at the ABC Golf Club in Hyogo, Japan. After two were tied at the top, this one went down the eighteenth hole one more time where a par was good enough for local Yuta Kinoshita (-15) to defeat compatriot Masahiro Kawamura. Korea's Hyun-Woo Ryu (-12) was alone in second followed by Japanese duo Yoshinori Fujimoto (-10) and Shugo Imahira (-10). Australia's Brendan Jones (-8) came tied sixth along with Angelo Que from the Philippines, Japan's Koumei Oda and Kazuki Higa. Other Aussies playing the weekend were Scott Strange (+1), David Bransdon (+3), Anthony Quayle (+4) and Won Joon Lee (+4).

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The Asian tour played the Panasonic Open India at the Delhi Golf Club in India. Closing with four birdies in his final five holes, local favorite Khalin Joshi (-17) fired a 68 to hold onto his overnight lead and capture his maiden tour title by a single shot. Closing with a 69 and coming in second on his own was Siddikur Rahman (-16) from Bangladeshi. Rising Thai talent Suradit Yongcharoenchai (-14) and Ajeetesh Sandhu of India were tied for third. Fellow Indian Aman Raj (-13) was solo fifth. Aussies in the field were Matt Stieger (-12) who was tied for sixth, Steven Jeffress (-10) tied tenth, Maverick Antcliff (-4), Terry Pilkadaris (-3), Jake Higginbottom (E), Andrew Martin (+2), Adam Blyth (+3) and David Gleeson (+10).

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The Australian tour played the Nexus Risk TSA Group WA Open at Mt Lawley Golf Club in Mt Lawley, Western Australia. After opening with a 64 and then firing a pair of 69's on the weekend, amateur Zach Murray (-16) went wire to wire with his emotional father on the bag. Coming in second was fellow amateur David Micheluzzi (-14) followed by Matthew Millar (-13) who as the first pro in line ended up with all the cash. Tied for fourth place were compatriots Jordan Mullaney, Blake Proverbs, Stephen Leaney, Brett Rankin and Damien Jordan.

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The LPGA held the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship at the Ta Shee Golf & Country Club in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Closing her day with a bogey free 68, joint overnight leader Nelly Korda (-13) finally joined her sister Jessica in the winners circle with her maiden tour title. Opening her week with a 73, Aussie Minjee Lee (-11) closed with a 66 to be was alone in second. Ryann O'Toole (-10) from the USA closed with a 67 to be solo third. Tied for fourth place were American Megan Khang (-8) and Carlota Ciganda from Spain. Sharing sixth place were Kiwi Lydia Ko (-7) and Taiwan's Wei-Ling Hsu who struggled home with a 74 after starting the day tied for the lead. Other Australian girls in the field were Sarah Jane Smith (+1), Hannah Green (+6), Katherine Kirk (+9) and Su Oh (+9).

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Next week the tour will head to Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals Open. Defending champion Patrick Cantlay will return to defend his title. Keep an eye out for Gary Woodland, Cameron Champ, Abraham Ancer, Sangmoon Bae, Bryson DeChambeau, Jonas Blixt, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler and Rory Sabbatini. Aussies trying their luck will be Cameron Davis, Matt Jones, Curtis Luck, Rod Pampling and John Senden.

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What s in the bag

 

Xander Schauffele

Driver: TaylorMade M3 (10.5°)

Graphite Design Tour AD-BB 7X

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (15°)

Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8X

5 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (18°)

Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8X

Irons: Callaway Forged Prototype (4-PW)

True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52°), Vokey SM6 (56-10S, 60°)

True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red #7 CH

Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

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Cameron Champ

Driver: Ping G400 Max (9°)

Fujikura Pro White TS 63X

Fairway Wood: Ping G400 (14.5°)

Project X HZRDUS Black 85 grams 6.5-flex

Irons: Ping i500 (4 iron), Ping iBlade (4-PW)

KBS C-Taper 130X

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (50°, 54° and 60°)

True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping PLD Mid Tyne Prototype

Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

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