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Adam Scott finishes T11 in China WGC event

Nov 6, 2019

Adam Scott continued his great recent form on the US PGA Tour, claiming T11 at the WGC-HSBC Champions event in Shanghai, China. Rory McIlroy took at the title in a playoff against America’s inform Xander Schauffele. Rory looks set to challenge the major’s again in 2020 after his FedEx Cup win just a few weeks back.
Scott’s fine form will be needed at the Presidents Cup in December, as the strong US Team looks hard to beat on paper. Scott Hend made a welcome return to form, finishing T28 to be the next best placed Aussie.
The PGA Tour had another event in Bermuda and several Australians took the opportunity to tee up in a weakened field with many of the higher ranked players in China. Best result was veteran Rob Pampling who had -9 to place T31.
On the Champions Tour David McKenzie was our sole representative and he had a good week placing T15.
Meanwhile the Latinoamerica Tour kicked off again in Argentina and Ryan Ruffles had a strong showing to finish T13.

PGA TOUR-Affiliated Tours, Australian Player Results, Week of October 28, 2019

The PGA TOUR and its affiliated Tours boasts a large roster of Australians as members. Here is the recap from this past week’s action and the Australians’ performances.

PGA Tour
World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions
Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China
Purse: $10,250,000 ($1,745,000 to the winner)                     







Scott Hend

T28 (-5)



Made his fifth start at the WGC-HSBC Champions. Best finish at this event is a T19 in 2015.

Jake McLeod

T57 (+3)



Made his tournament debut and his third career PGA TOUR start. Played in two events in 2018-19, finishing T45 at the WGC-Mexico Championship and missing the cut at The Open Championship.

Matthew Millar

T67 (+7)



Played in his second WGC-HSBC Champions, improving from a T68 in 2016.

Daniel Nisbet

77th (+21)



Former PGA TOUR Series-China player made his first PGA TOUR start since a missed cut at the 2013 RBC Heritage.

Adam Scott

T11 (-11)



Notched his second top-25 finish of the 2019-20 season, following a T17 at the Safeway Open. Played the WGC-HSBC Champions for the ninth time, including three years in 2010-12, when it was an unofficial PGA TOUR event.

Cameron Smith

T60 (+4)



Played in his third WGC-HSBC Champions, failing to finish inside the top 50 in any of his starts in Shanghai. Finished T3 at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES in his only other start in the Asia Swing.

PGA Tour     
Bermuda Championship
Port Royal Golf Club, Southampton, Bermuda
Purse: $3,000,000 ($540,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Mayakoba Golf Classic
El Camaleon Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, November 14-17







Robert Allenby




Missed the cut for the third consecutive time this season, following starts at the Sanderson Farms Championship and the Houston Open.

Cameron Davis

CUT (+3)



In five starts in 2019-20, only advanced to the weekend at the Sanderson Farms Championship (T28).

Rhein Gibson

T35 (-8)



Started a tournament with three consecutive rounds under par for the first time since the 2016 American Express.

Rod Pampling

T31 (-9)



Made the cut for the first time this season, following missed cuts at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier and Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Cameron Percy

T48 (-6)



Recorded all four rounds under par at an event for the third time in five starts this season.

John Senden

T62 (-1)



Snapped a three consecutive missed cut streak with a T62 finish in Bermuda.

PGA Champions Tour
Invesco QQQ Championship
Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, California
Purse: $2,000,000 ($305,000 to the winner)

Next Tournament: Charles Schwab Cup Championship
Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona, November 7-10




Charles Schwab Cup



David McKenzie

T15 (-5)



Along with Tommy Tolles, played his way into the Charles Schwab Cup Champions for the first time in his career. Started the week 39th in the Schwab Cup standings and improved to 35th after the Invesco QQQ Championship.

PGA Latinoamerica Tour       
Termas de Rio Hondo Invitational
Rio Hondo Golf Club, Rio Hondo, Argentina
Purse: $175,000

Next Tournament: Neuquen Argentina Classic
Chapelco Golf Club, Neuquen, Argentina, November 7-10




Order of Merit


Ryan Ruffels

T13 (-13)



Has recorded 15 of his last 15 rounds under par, carding two top-15 finishes in his last four starts.