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  • THE WEEKLY BEAR TRAP - Course Review for the WGC - HSBC Champions 2019





    JAYALGER’S WEEKLY BEAR TRAP

    “Look in the mirror...That’s your competition.” - Unassigned

    COURSE PREVIEW FOR THE WGC- HSBC CHAMPIONS 2019

    The Course - Sheshan International GC

    We stay in Asia for one more week in Shanghai, China as we enter into the first WGC event of the season. Sheshan has been the host of this WGC event since 2009 (except in 2012 where it was held at Mission Hills GC in Guangdong, China) and so we have a good amount of history to rely on compared to last week. Sheshan GC is a par 72, 7261-yard course with the standard four par 3s and four par 5s.

    Hole breakdown is as follows:

    Par 3 4
    Par 4 <400 3
    Par 4 400-450 2
    Par 4 450-500 5
    Par 4 >500 0
    Par 5 4
    Total 18


    Course Data (2018)




    Course Stats
    • Par 72
    • 7,261 yards
    • Architect - Nelson and Haworth Golf Design
    • Fairways - Seashore Paspalum
    • Tees - Seashore Paspalum
    • Rough - Seashore Paspalum
    • Greens - Bentgrass
    • It is one of the most hilly and forested course in the area
    • There is water on eleven of the holes with all of the lakes connected which allows for continuous flow of water. This adds to beauty of the course and aids in irrigation.
    • Nelson and Haworth have created a course that blends the game of golf with the traditional cultures of the local area.



    Few Observed Stat Trends (based on 2018 data)
    • The front nine played nearly a half a stroke more difficult than the back nine, 0.39 over par versus 0.103 under par, respectively.
    • The par 5s (holes No. 2, 8, 14 and 18) range from 538 yards to a little over 600 yards at 603 yards. Only hole No. 8 played over par last year (+0.113) while the remaining three par 5s played under par. Combining all four par 5s, they played 0.797 strokes under par making still important to score on the par 5s.
    • There are five par 4s in the 450-500 yard range. All five played over par last year combining for 1.752 strokes over par. Furthermore, holes No. 9 and 15 where the two most difficult holes on the course last year and combined for 0.51 strokes over par. Those golfers who are able to score well on par 4s should have an advantage over the field.
    • There are three par 4s under 400 yards, however, and all of them played UNDER par last year. They combined for 0.463 strokes UNDER par.
    • All of the par 3s played OVER par and combined for 0.422 strokes OVER par.

    Featured Holes
    • Hole No. 9 - Par 4, 486 yards



    Hole 9 was the most difficult hole on the course last year. Off the tee, golfers will need to avoid the large bunker on the left of the landing area. The approach shot can be tricky as there is water to the right of the fairway and green. And the green slopes towards the water. There is also a bunker protecting the left of the green if golfers miss left. Over 30% of shots last year resulted in a bogey or worse.
    • Hole No. 2 - Par 5, 550 yards



    Hole No. 2 was the easiest hole on the course last year. It is a dogleg left with water in play on the left for the entire length of the fairway. There are four bunkers on the right side of the fairway at about 250-280 yards. There were additional trees planted along the right side. This hole had a birdie rate of 52.58%.

    Closing Hole - Par 5, 538 yards



    This closing par 5 has an attackable hole if golfers can take on the water that goes the entire length of the hole from the tee box to the green. In addition, a new bunker was added to the left edge of the fairway. Golfers can reach the green in two if they can get their ball over the water that juts in front of the green. Golfers beware, as the green slopes from left to right towards the water. This hole had a birdie rate of 33.87% last year which should provide some excitement on Sunday.

    Stay tuned for my Picks





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