Another great Scott, Russell Knox wins the WGC Championships HSBC Champions title at Sheshan International Golf Club in China.
Russell had a final round -4 under par 68 to win the WGC Championships HSBC Champions title with a -20 under par total, and claim his Maiden European Tour title;
“I always thought I was going to win a big one for my first one.”
“This is going to take a long time to sink in.”
“I’m over the moon.”
“This is now my favorite tournament, I look forward to playing it for many years to come.”
Kevin Kisner finished in second place, two shots off the pace at -18 under par. A final round of -2 under par 70 not good enough to challenge for the title.
Third place was shared by the English pair of Danny Willett and Ross Fisher, both on -17 under par.
Danny carded a fantastic final round of -10 under par 62, which has put serious pressure on Rory McIlroy in the Race to Dubai European Championship event. Ross looked like he would make a challenge for the title, but a bogey on the par four 15th derailed him.
Tied fifth were big hitting Dustin Johnson and Branden Grace, both at -16 under par. With his great length off the tee Dustin somehow failed miserably in the last round, -1 under par 71, while Branden seems to struggle with the putter, that claw-grip is not consistent enough, his -4 under 68 an average score for the day.
Rory came back today, a last round -6 under 66 giving him a total of -14 under par, you just have to wonder what he could have done without that bout of food poisoning.
Jordan Spieth came down to Earth after yesterdays great -9 under par63, his last round -2 under 70 leaving him in a tie for 7th place in the group at -15 under par.
Hao Tong Li, the 20-year-old from China, joined Jordan, Patrick Reed and Matt Fitzpatrick on that -15 under total. The young Chinese player could not quite handle the pressure of playing in front of his home crowd.