HSBC Champions Picks

The 2009 WGC-HSBC Champions will tee off Thursday from Sheshan International in Shanghai, China.

This field is highly competitive with many of the top golfers in the world taking part. Our team of writers and handicappers have three free picks to consider for this event.

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Tiger Woods 7/4
Tiger Woods doesn’t have the greatest betting odds, but a win this week will still pay out nearly two-to-one. Woods has finished runner-up in this event on two occasions and has won or finished second in six of the last seven events he has played in. The last non-major European Tour event Woods played in was the 2008 Dubai Desert Classic, which he won. Woods is always a strong play in any tournament, so expect him to be in contention on Sunday.
Padraig Harrington 15/1
Harrington has had success in this event with back-to-back years finishing 11th or better. Harrington has also been playing consistently well to end 2009 after starting poorly with a new swing. Harrington has made his last 10 cuts and has seven top-10’s in that stretch. In 2008, Harrington finished his year with five European or Asian events and finished no worse than 13th in any one of them. Harrington should have a chance to win on Sunday, which is why he comes in with short odds.
Sergio Garcia 25/1
Garcia is the defending champion of this event, winning in 2008 by defeating Oliver Wilson in a playoff after shooting a 14-under 274 for the tournament. Garcia has 10 top-10 finishes in non-U.S. tour events over the last two years, which covers 16 different tournaments. Garcia has shined overseas and has success at Sheshan International, which makes him a strong play this week.
The 2009 WGC-HSBC Champions will be played at Sheshan International in Shanghai, China. starting on Thursday, Nov. 5 and concluding Sunday, Nov. 8.
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Posted: 11/4/09 7:30PM ET

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