WGC-HSBC Champions Preview: Rory's the Favorite
WGC-HSBC Champions Preview: Rory's the Favorite

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads to China this week as the Asian-swing concludes, and what a swing it has been. The first event was captured by what many consider the second-best player on the planet, Justin Thomas and the most recent event was won by what many consider the greatest of all time, Tiger Woods. The only way to cap this off is a win by Rory, right? 

He certainly has a chance. After all, he's the odds-on favorite, and although this is a WGC event, the field is not nearly as deep as it normally is for these events. That means it should be easier to win ... in theory. There is plenty of firepower at the top, but many of the top players are missing, such as Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Tiger. We have a limited field again this week, which means we are likely to see another big name hoist the trophy. We also have plenty of course history to use, as Sheshan International has been the venue for this event since 2006.        

This Week: WGC-HSBC Champions – Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China  

Last Year: Xander Schauffele shot a final-round 68 on his way to a playoff victory over Tony Finau

FAVORITES

Rory McIlroy (6-1)

The biggest names are winning on the Asian swing and perhaps McIlroy feels the need to get in on this. Regardless, he is rightly the favorite this week. McIlroy laid an egg

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