2018 WGC-HSBC Champions expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2018 WGC-HSBC Champions expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips


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The PGA Tour remains in Asia for the third of three weeks, with China hosting the WGC-HSBC Champions once again at Sheshan International in Shanghai. Justin Rose defends a title he won last year as Dustin Johnson gave up a large 54-hole lead.

This is a 78-player field, headed by Justin Rose, Dustin JOhsnon, Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey and more. It's a strong field with a big purse on a golf course where going low is key.

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2018 WGC-HSBC Champions rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Brooks Koepka -- The new world No. 1 has earned the top spot. He's the new No. 1, and he wins big-game purses. And he's really liking the winning.

2. Justin Rose -- Rose was No. 1 a month ago. And now he's not. But he won here last year, and he plays this tournament really well.

3. Rory McIlroy -- McIlroy plays this golf course so well. He's practically a top-10 lock. However, he's not playing as strong golf over the medium term as the players above him.

4. Dustin Johnson -- Johnson handles this golf course very well. He should've won here last year. He won in 2014. Last start was a third-place finish at the Tour Championship.

5. Hideki Matsuyama -- Matsuyama won here in calendar 2016, which is nice, however we like him more for his current run. T-18 last week in Korea was fine.

6. Tony Finau -- Finau is somehow sixth on this list, in part because we haven't seen him a whole lot of late. Love his game here.

7. Tommy Fleetwood -- Fleetwood doesn't have the best overall record in this event, but he's stepped up his game to an incredible level in the last 18 months.

8. Paul Casey -- Casey should probably be ranked higher here given his past performance at Sheshan, but this is a stacked field.

9. Ian Poulter -- Poulter continues to play strong fall golf, which is kind of his thing.

10. Rafa Cabrera Bello -- RCB finished well at the CJ Cup, and he's generally played well the last three months.

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