Ten Australians at HSBC Champions
BY Bruce Young | Asian Tour | 2012 WGC - HSBC Champions Tournament | Preview | 31 Oct 2012
The US$7 million WGC HSBC Champions Tour event is played at the Olazabal Course at Mission Hills in Shenzhen this week and despite the absence of the world number one and two, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods, most of the game’s other leading players are in the field.
Luke Donald perhaps starts as favourite given his good finish at last week’s BMW Masters. Donald did not play the event last year but did finish 3rd when it was played in Shanghai in 2010.
Justin Rose appears to be the form player in terms of consistency and keeps puting himself into contention. Rose finished 7th in this event last year and although he has not won since the WGC event at Doral in March his capacity to contend so regularly gives him a great chance this week.
Ian Poulter and Jason Dufner are others expected to do well but this is a field where there are many chances.
The Australians in the field are headed by Adam Scott who is playing his first tournament since the Tour Championship six weeks ago but although it has been 15 months since he last won an event there have been plenty of good finishe sinces. If he can find tournament form quickly then he deserves respect.
Other Australians in the field are John Senden, Geoff Ogilvy, Greg Chalmers, Marcus Fraser, Marc Leishman, Brendan Jones, Robert Allenby, Brad Kennedy and Scott Hend
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