2019 WGC-HSBC Champions expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2019 WGC-HSBC Champions expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips



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We have your 2019 WGC-HSBC Champions rankings and expert picks, as we do each week of the PGA Tour season.

The WGC-HSBC Champions is the lead of two PGA Tour-sanctioned events this week, with the final World Golf Championships event of the year unfolding in China. A strong field is assembled, on level with a number of invitational events on the PGA Tour. This is a venue that has a handful of players who particularly handle it well, so there will be a top-heavy ranking this week.

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2019 WGC-HSBC Champions rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Rory McIlroy: If there's such a thing as a back-door T-3 finish, McIlroy had it. Played himself out of it after Round 1, then rallied for a great week.

2. Hideki Matsuyama: Matsuyama has come around, and his results are finally lining up with the improvements in the performance indicators. Won here three seasons ago.

3. Justin Rose: Rose has not been his best this year, but his track record on this course and a T-15 last time out in the Italian Open warrants a strong look.

4. Xander Schauffele: Schauffele hasn't played a ton of golf since the PGA Tour season ended, but a T-10 at the Zozo and a past win here are good signs.

5. Patrick Reed: Reed has a pair of seventh-place finishes in this event in his last four starts in China. He's been playing well going back to the playoffs.

6. Paul Casey: Casey has a win in his last four starts and top-17 finishes in two of the other three. Good enough record at Sheshan International.

7. Sungjae Im: This year could be a tremendous leap for Sungjae Im, or we could realize he's not quite ready for this level. I'm thinking the former. Strong performance in Japan.

8. Adam Scott: Scott slacked off last week in his second week in a row in Japan, but the overall trend is strong. Similar record to Casey here in the last five years.

9. Rafa Cabrera Bello: RCB finished runner-up in the Spanish Open and in the top 30 in the other Asian Swing starts. Love his game almost every week.

10. Tony Finau: Finau has done well in his globetrotting between the PGA Tour and the European Tour. His distance should come in handy here.

My primary DraftKings lineup

  1. Justin Rose - $10,500
  2. Patrick Reed - $9,600
  3. Rafa Cabrera Bello - $8,500
  4. Louis Oosthuizen - $7,600
  5. Kurt Kitayama - $6,900
  6. Jason Kokrak - $6,700

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