HSBC Championship Course Notes

The HSBC Championship takes place at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China this week. The HSBC is a World Golf Championship event, so it’s loaded with high ranked golfers across all tours, and the event has no cut.

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Course Stats

Length: 7,266 yards
Par: 72
Par-3 average: 207.25 yards (longest: 217, shortest: 200)
Par-4 average: 417.4 yards (longest: 487, shortest: 288)
Par-5 average: 571.25 yards (longest: 603, shortest: 538)
Cut line: No-cut event
Field: 78
Purse: 9.5M
Greens: Bentgrass

 

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Course Notes

The Sheshan International Golf Club is located in Shanghai, China, and is a medium-length par-72. It’s got fairly easy-to-hit fairways, but hazards abound in the way of water (comes into play on most holes) and an inordinate amount of bunkers.

The bentgrass greens are smaller than average, but with the ease of hitting fairways and the softness of the greens, the greens are very receptive. They may seem small and tough targets to hit from the fairways, because they’re elevated, but ~67% of greens are hit in regulation (source: futureoffantasy.com). Once on the greens, golfers will find faster greens – a stimp of around 12 – that have little undulation.

Tee shots will need to be accurate to stay away from the perfectly placed fairway bunkers and small creeks/quarrys. The fairways themselves are undulating, and if the weather stays dry balls should get some added distance. There are some trees lining the fairways, but they shouldn’t come into play except on the worst-placed tee shots.

Most of the bunkers will be easy to hit out of, as they’re fairly flat. With the amount of bunkers though, sand save percentage could be a factor this week.

 

Stats

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Sanderson Farms

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Without knowing in advance that Sanderson Farms events would be on DraftKings, we’ll skip the more detailed course notes today. Course stats and DFS stats below, and projections will be out Tuesday evening. The tournament is played at the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi.

Course Stats

Length: 7,421 yards
Par: 72
Par-3 average: 196.5 yards (longest: 223, shortest: 168)
Par-4 average: 430.4 yards (longest: 505, shortest: 330)
Par-5 average: 575.25 yards (longest: 612, shortest: 554)
Cut line: T70 and ties
Field: 128
Purse: 4.2M
Greens: Bermuda

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Good luck this week!

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Adam Daly-Frey

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