European/PGA Tours

WGC-HSBC Champions 2018

October 25-28

Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China

$10,000,000

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October 25-28

Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, China

$10,000,000

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Round 1

Reed takes early lead in Shanghai

October 25, 2018

Patrick Reed fired a brilliant opening 64 in windy conditions at Sheshan International Golf Club to take the first-round lead at the WGC-HSBC Champions.

Reed takes early lead in Shanghai, © Getty Images

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"It feels great. To be able to come out here and to be the first event back and to feel like I hit the ball really solid. I had full control, especially with how windy it was today."

"It felt really good because if you can go out and shoot rounds like that in these kind of conditions, you know you're going to have confidence when the wind dies down and there are perfect conditions out there."

"I really just need to keep on taking it day by day and try to shoot the lowest round I can each day. Hopefully I'll shoot a couple more of these rounds, I think that will help me out."

The Masters Tournament champion was teeing it up for the first time since The Ryder Cup in Shanghai but he showed no signs of rust, making eight birdies in a bogey-free effort that moved him to eight under, two shots ahead of fellow Americans Tony Finau and Xander Schauffele.

“I'll always take a bogey-free round," said Schauffele, "no matter where we are in the world. It was a little windy. We got our feet wet through the first couple holes. Saved a few. I made a really long par putt early in the round, so I easily could have been over par. We sort of hung in there and gave ourselves some more looks coming down the stretch."

“Kept the ball in the fairway for the most part. We knew it was going to be kind of windy today and a little tricky with the dog legs but yeah, we kept the ball in the fairway for the most part which made the approaches a little easier.”

Reed already has one World Golf Championships title to his name at the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship and has three top tens to go with his Augusta National triumph this season to sit third in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex.

Matthew Fitzpatrick was then at five under, a shot clear of fellow Englishman and current Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood, Thai Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Spaniard Rafa Cabrera Bello, American Billy Horschel and Taiwan's C.T. Pan.

“It was great but obviously not the ideal start," said Fitzpatrick. "I started on 10, and two over through four I think. Then got it back together and realised in the scorer's hut, it was five birdies in a row from 16 to two. So yeah, it was great."

“I knew I had to stay patient. I really love playing this golf course. Suits my eye well. Played a really great pitch on the par five 14th and that just sort of got my round going, basically."

“It is a strange wind. I don't remember it. Some holes are playing quite short today, and it's a strong wind today. Hope it stays the same and shoot the same scores the next three days, I'll be all right.”

Horschel and Pan were both bogey-free in their efforts, with defending champion Justin Rose, 2012 winner Ian Poulter, fellow Englishman Matt Wallace, American Keegan Bradley, South African George Coetzee and Australian Adam Scott a shot further back.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Patrick Reed
USA
-8
64
T2
Tony Finau
USA
-6
66
T2
Xander Schauffele
USA
-6
66
4
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-5
67
T5
Billy Horschel
USA
-4
68
T5
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-4
68
T5
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-4
68
T5
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-4
68
T5
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-4
68
T10
Adam Scott
AUS
-3
69
T10
George Coetzee
RSA
-3
69
T10
Ian Poulter
ENG
-3
69
T10
Justin Rose
ENG
-3
69
T10
Keegan Bradley
USA
-3
69
T10
Matt Wallace
ENG
-3
69
T16
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-2
70
T16
Andrew Putnam
USA
-2
70
T16
Chez Reavie
USA
-2
70
T16
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-2
70
T16
Kyle Stanley
USA
-2
70
T16
Pat Perez
USA
-2
70
T16
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-2
70
T16
Ryan Fox
NZL
-2
70
T24
Alexander Levy
FRA
-1
71
T24
JC Ritchie
RSA
-1
71
T24
Jason Day
AUS
-1
71
T27
Adam Bland
AUS
Par
72
T27
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
Par
72
T27
Andrea Pavan
ITA
Par
72
T27
Andy Sullivan
ENG
Par
72
T27
Branden Grace
RSA
Par
72
T27
Brooks Koepka
USA
Par
72
T27
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
Par
72
T27
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
Par
72
T27
Rory McIlroy
NIR
Par
72
T27
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
Par
72
T27
Sihwan Kim
KOR
Par
72
T27
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
Par
72
T27
Wenchong Liang
CHN
Par
72
T27
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
Par
72
T41
Ashun Wu
CHI
1
73
T41
Brett Rumford
AUS
1
73
T41
Brian Harman
USA
1
73
T41
Haotong Li
CHN
1
73
T41
Jon Rahm
ESP
1
73
T41
Jorge Campillo
ESP
1
73
T41
Paul Casey
ENG
1
73
T41
Scott Vincent
ZIM
1
73
T49
Adam Hadwin
CAN
2
74
T49
Alexander Noren
SWE
2
74
T49
Brandon Stone
RSA
2
74
T49
Charley Hoffman
USA
2
74
T49
Dustin Johnson
USA
2
74
T49
Jason Norris
AUS
2
74
T49
Julian Suri
USA
2
74
T49
Patton Kizzire
USA
2
74
T49
Russell Knox
SCO
2
74
T49
Yuki Inamori
JPN
2
74
T59
Brandt Snedeker
USA
3
75
T59
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
3
75
T59
Jason Scrivener
AUS
3
75
T59
John Catlin
USA
3
75
T59
Kevin Na
USA
3
75
T59
Thomas Pieters
BEL
3
75
T59
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
3
75
T59
William Liu
CHN
3
75
T59
Yuta Ikeda
JPN
3
75
T68
Bowen Xiao
CHN
4
76
T68
Cameron Smith
AUS
4
76
T68
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
4
76
T68
Francesco Molinari
ITA
4
76
T68
Justin Harding
RSA
4
76
T73
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
5
77
T73
Oliver Bekker
RSA
5
77
T73
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
5
77
76
Carl Yuan
CHN
6
78
77
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
8
80
RET
Chris Wood
ENG
Par
-
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
1
Patrick Reed
USA
-8
64
T2
Tony Finau
USA
-6
66
T2
Xander Schauffele
USA
-6
66
4
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-5
67
T5
Billy Horschel
USA
-4
68
T5
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-4
68
T5
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
THA
-4
68
T5
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-4
68
T5
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-4
68
T10
Adam Scott
AUS
-3
69
T10
George Coetzee
RSA
-3
69
T10
Ian Poulter
ENG
-3
69
T10
Justin Rose
ENG
-3
69
T10
Keegan Bradley
USA
-3
69
T10
Matt Wallace
ENG
-3
69
T16
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
-2
70
T16
Andrew Putnam
USA
-2
70
T16
Chez Reavie
USA
-2
70
T16
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-2
70
T16
Kyle Stanley
USA
-2
70
T16
Pat Perez
USA
-2
70
T16
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-2
70
T16
Ryan Fox
NZL
-2
70
T24
Alexander Levy
FRA
-1
71
T24
JC Ritchie
RSA
-1
71
T24
Jason Day
AUS
-1
71
T27
Adam Bland
AUS
Par
72
T27
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
Par
72
T27
Andrea Pavan
ITA
Par
72
T27
Andy Sullivan
ENG
Par
72
T27
Branden Grace
RSA
Par
72
T27
Brooks Koepka
USA
Par
72
T27
Gaganjeet Bhullar
IND
Par
72
T27
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
Par
72
T27
Rory McIlroy
NIR
Par
72
T27
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
Par
72
T27
Sihwan Kim
KOR
Par
72
T27
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
Par
72
T27
Wenchong Liang
CHN
Par
72
T27
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
Par
72
T41
Ashun Wu
CHI
1
73
T41
Brett Rumford
AUS
1
73
T41
Brian Harman
USA
1
73
T41
Haotong Li
CHN
1
73
T41
Jon Rahm
ESP
1
73
T41
Jorge Campillo
ESP
1
73
T41
Paul Casey
ENG
1
73
T41
Scott Vincent
ZIM
1
73
T49
Adam Hadwin
CAN
2
74
T49
Alexander Noren
SWE
2
74
T49
Brandon Stone
RSA
2
74
T49
Charley Hoffman
USA
2
74
T49
Dustin Johnson
USA
2
74
T49
Jason Norris
AUS
2
74
T49
Julian Suri
USA
2
74
T49
Patton Kizzire
USA
2
74
T49
Russell Knox
SCO
2
74
T49
Yuki Inamori
JPN
2
74
T59
Brandt Snedeker
USA
3
75
T59
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
3
75
T59
Jason Scrivener
AUS
3
75
T59
John Catlin
USA
3
75
T59
Kevin Na
USA
3
75
T59
Thomas Pieters
BEL
3
75
T59
Thorbjorn Olesen
DEN
3
75
T59
William Liu
CHN
3
75
T59
Yuta Ikeda
JPN
3
75
T68
Bowen Xiao
CHN
4
76
T68
Cameron Smith
AUS
4
76
T68
Erik Van Rooyen
RSA
4
76
T68
Francesco Molinari
ITA
4
76
T68
Justin Harding
RSA
4
76
T73
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
5
77
T73
Oliver Bekker
RSA
5
77
T73
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
5
77
76
Carl Yuan
CHN
6
78
77
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
8
80
RET
Chris Wood
ENG
Par
-