2009 WGC-HSBC Champions

2009 WGC-HSBC Champions

2009 WGC-HSBC Champions
Tournament information
Dates 5–8 November 2009
Location Shanghai, China
Course(s) Sheshan Golf Club
Tour(s) European Tour (official)
PGA Tour (unofficial)
Par 72
Length 7,199
Field 78 players
Cut None
Prize fund $7,000,000
Winner's share $1,200,000
Phil Mickelson
271 (–17)

The 2009 WGC-HSBC Champions was a golf tournament that was contested from 5–8 November 2009 at the Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai, China. It was the first WGC-HSBC Champions tournament, and the fourth of four World Golf Championships events held in 2009.

Phil Mickelson won the tournament, and claimed his second World Golf Championships title of the year and for his career. He won over Ernie Els by one stroke, and Mickelson shot a 17-under par 271.[1]


  • Field 1
  • Round summaries 2
    • First round 2.1
    • Second round 2.2
    • Third round 2.3
  • Final leaderboard 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The following is a list of players for the 2009 WGC-HSBC Champions tournament.[2][3][4] Winners of events are those between the 2008 HSBC Champions and the 2009 WGC-HSBC Champions. The 2008 HSBC-Champions was considered to be an Asian Tour event. However in determining which were the top rated events, the strength of field for the previous year's event was used (i.e. the event between the 2007 and 2008 HSBC-Champions). Only those events with a strength of field of 40 or more were considered.

1. Winners of the four major championships and The Players Championship.

Stewart Cink, Henrik Stenson, Yang Yong-eun

2. Winners of the three World Golf Championships.

Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy, Tiger Woods

3. Winners of the 23 top rated PGA Tour events.

Paul Casey, Brian Gay, Retief Goosen, Jerry Kelly, Sean O'Hair, Rory Sabbatini, Nick Watney

4. Top 5 available players from the FedEx Cup points list.

Jason Dufner, Ernie Els, Pádraig Harrington, Steve Marino, Ian Poulter

5. Winners of the 23 top rated European Tour events.

Christian Cévaër, Nick Dougherty, Simon Dyson, Ross Fisher, Ricardo González, Peter Hedblom, Jeppe Huldahl, Martin Kaymer, James Kingston, Søren Kjeldsen, Michael Jonzon, Thomas Levet, Shane Lowry, Rory McIlroy, Alexander Norén, Álvaro Quirós, Scott Strange, Daniel Vancsik, Lee Westwood

6. Top 5 available players from the Race to Dubai.

Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño, Sergio García, Peter Hanson, Francesco Molinari, Oliver Wilson

7. Nine players - winners of the top rated Asian Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit.

Gaganjeet Bhullar (OoM), Chapchai Nirat (OoM), Anthony Kang, Lin Wen-tang, Lam Chih Bing, Daisuke Maruyama, Chinnaswamy Muniyappa (OoM), Jyoti Randhawa (OoM), Thongchai Jaidee

8. Five players - winners of the top rated Japan Golf Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit.

Yuta Ikeda (OoM), Ryo Ishikawa, Shingo Katayama, Prayad Marksaeng, Jeev Milkha Singh

9. Five players - winners of the top rated Sunshine Tour events, remainder from Order of Merit.

Thomas Aiken (OoM), Jean Hugo (OoM), Garth Mulroy (OoM), Mark Murless (OoM), Richard Sterne

10. Five players - winners of the top rated PGA Tour of Australasia events, remainder from Order of Merit.

Robert Allenby (OoM), Mark Brown (OoM), Greg Chalmers (OoM), Danny Lee, Rod Pampling

11. Four players from China.

Liang Wen-Chong, Wu Ashun, Wu Wei-huang, Zhang Lianwei

12. Top two available players, not otherwise exempt, from the Official World Golf Ranking as of October 26, 2009.

Anthony Kim, Camilo Villegas

13. If needed to fill the field of 78 players: Winners of additional tournaments, ordered by strength of field.

Nathan Green, Matt Kuchar, Martin Laird, Ryan Moore, Koumei Oda, Pat Perez

Round summaries

First round

# Player Country Score To par
1 Nick Watney  United States 64 –8
T2 Martin Kaymer  Germany 66 –6
Shane Lowry  Ireland
Ryan Moore  United States
T6 Paul Casey  England 67 –5
Anthony Kim  United States
Lin Wen-tang  Taiwan
Tiger Woods  United States
T9 Nick Dougherty  England 68 –4
Matt Kuchar  United States
Pat Perez  United States
Jyoti Randhawa  India

Second round

# Player Country Score To par
T1 Nick Watney  United States 64-70=134 –10
Tiger Woods  United States 67-67=134
T3 Phil Mickelson  United States 69-66=135 –9
Ryan Moore  United States 66-69=135
Álvaro Quirós  Spain 69-66=135
6 Anthony Kim  United States 67-69=136 –8
7 Pat Perez  United States 68-69=137 –7
T8 Brian Gay  United States 69-69=138 –6
Jyoti Randhawa  India 68-70=138
T10 Ryo Ishikawa  Japan 72-67=139 –5
Koumei Oda  Japan 70-69=139
Camilo Villegas  Colombia 70-69=139
Lin Wen-tang  Taiwan 67-72=139

Third round

# Player Country Score To par
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 69-66-67=202 –14
T2 Nick Watney  United States 64-70-70=204 –12
Tiger Woods  United States 67-67-70=204
4 Ryan Moore  United States 66-69-70=205 –11
5 Lee Westwood  England 70-71-65=206 –10
T6 Anthony Kim  United States 67-69-72=208 –8
Jyoti Randhawa  India 68-70-70=208
T8 Ernie Els  South Africa 70-71-68=209 –7
Ryo Ishikawa  Japan 72-67-70=209
Martin Kaymer  Germany 66-74-69=209
Lin Wen-tang  Taiwan 67-72-70=209

Final leaderboard

# Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Phil Mickelson  United States 69-66-67-69=271 –17 1,200,000
2 Ernie Els  South Africa 70-71-68-63=272 –16 675,000
3 Ryan Moore  United States 66-69-70-68=273 –15 430,000
4 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 73-68-70-63=274 –14 315,000
5 Nick Watney  United States 64-70-70-71=275 –13 250,000
T6 Martin Kaymer  Germany 66-74-69-67=276 –12 190,000
Tiger Woods  United States 67-67-70-72=276
T8 Álvaro Quirós  Spain 69-66-76-66=277 –11 147,500
Lee Westwood  England 70-71-65-71=277
T10 Retief Goosen  South Africa 71-71-68-68=278 –10 99,571
Anthony Kim  United States 67-69-72-70=278
Søren Kjeldsen  Denmark 69-72-71-66=278
Daisuke Maruyama  Japan 72-69-74-63=278
Francesco Molinari  Italy 73-67-70-68=278
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 72-74-65-67=278
Pat Perez  United States 68-69-75-66=278


  1. ^ "Phil Mickelson clings on to claim Champions title from Ernie Els". The Guardian. 8 November 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "HSBC Champions – 2009 eligibility requirements". PGA Tour. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "2009 Field: World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions". PGA Tour. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "WGC-HSBC Champions – Entry List". Asian Tour. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 

External links

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