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HSBC Champions: Tee Times, TV Schedule, Prize Money

Star-Studded Field for First WGC Event of the Season
Russell Knox looks to defend his 2015 WGC-HSBC Champions title against a star-studded field that includes Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler.

Russell Knox looks to defend his HSBC Champions title as many of the world's best players travel to China to compete in the first WGC event of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.

There is some competition for the marquee pairing. Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott tee off at 10:50 p.m. ET, while Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed and Henrik Stenson head out an hour earlier.

This is the strongest field in the event's history, as 40 of the top 50 players in the world (including all four reigning major champions, will be competing.

What: HSBC Champions

Where: Sheshan International, Shanghai, China

When: Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 20-23

Purse: $6 million

Defending champion: Russell Knox (-20)

TV SCHEDULE (All times EDT)

Wednesday: 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. (Golf Channel)

Thursday: 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. (Golf Channel)

Friday: 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. (Golf Channel)

Saturday: 11 p.m. – 4 a.m. (Golf Channel)

ROUND 1 TEE TIMES (All times EDT)

No. 1 Tee

8:50 p.m. -- Dean Burmester, Hui-lin Zhang, Jordan Zunic

9:00 p.m. -- Shih-chang Chan, Soomin Lee, Richard Sterne

9:10 p.m. -- Zhang Xinjun, Gregory Bourdy, Nathan Holman

9:20 p.m. -- Miguel Tabuena, Younghan Song, Marcus Fraser

9:30 p.m. -- Liang Wen-chong, Bradley Dredge, Jason Kokrak

9:40 p.m. -- Joost Luiten, Jhonattan Vegas, Andrew Johnston

9:50 p.m. -- Matt Fitzpatrick, Gary Woodland, Si Woo Kim

10:00 p.m. -- Dou Zecheng, Jacques Blaauw, Matthew Millar

10:10 p.m. -- Jeunghun Wang, Richard Bland, George Coetzee

10:20 p.m. -- Hideto Tanihara, Sean O'Hair, Alex Levy

10:30 p.m. -- Thongchai Jaidee, Ross Fisher, Rikard Karlberg

10:40 p.m. -- Scott Hend, Roberto Castro, Soren Kjeldsen

10:50 p.m. -- Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger, K.T. Kim

No. 10 Tee

8:50 p.m. -- Martin Kaymer, Byeong-hun An, Kevin Kisner

9:00 p.m. -- Kevin Na, Thomas Pieters, Bill Haas

9:10 p.m. -- Tyrrell Hatton, Scott Piercy, Daniel Berger

9:20 p.m. -- Emiliano Grillo, Alex Noren, Chris Wood

9:30 p.m. -- Matt Kuchar, Danny Willett, J.B. Holmes

9:40 p.m. -- Rickie Fowler, Paul Casey, Russell Knox

9:50 p.m. -- Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed

10:00 p.m. -- Wu Ashun, Shane Lowry, Francesco Molinari

10:10 p.m. -- Ryan Moore, Justin Thomas, Li Hao-tong

10:20 p.m. -- Charl Schwartzel, Kevin Chappell, Rafa Cabrera Bello

10:30 p.m. -- Hideki Matsuyama, Louis Oosthuizen, Brooks Koepka

10:40 p.m. -- Branden Grace, Sergio Garcia, Jimmy Walker

10:50 p.m. -- Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson

ROUND 2 TEE TIMES (All times EDT)

No. 1 Tee

8:50 p.m. -- Wu Ashun, Shane Lowry, Francesco Molinari

9:00 p.m. -- Ryan Moore, Justin Thomas, Li Hao-tong

9:10 p.m. -- Charl Schwartzel, Kevin Chappell, Rafa Cabrera Bello

9:20 p.m. -- Hideki Matsuyama, Louis Oosthuizen, Brooks Koepka

9:30 p.m. -- Branden Grace, Sergio Garcia, Jimmy Walker

9:40 p.m. -- Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson

9:50 p.m. -- Martin Kaymer, Byeong-hun An, Kevin Kisner

10:00 p.m. -- Kevin Na, Thomas Pieters, Bill Haas

10:10 p.m. -- Tyrrell Hatton, Scott Piercy, Daniel Berger

10:20 p.m. -- Emiliano Grillo, Alex Noren, Chris Wood

10:30 p.m. -- Matt Kuchar, Danny Willett, J.B. Holmes

10:40 p.m. -- Rickie Fowler, Paul Casey, Russell Knox

10:50 p.m. -- Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson, Patrick Reed

No. 10 Tee

8:50 p.m. -- Dou Zecheng, Jacques Blaauw, Matthew Millar

9:00 p.m. -- Jeunghun Wang, Richard Bland, George Coetzee

9:10 p.m. -- Hideto Tanihara, Sean O'Hair, Alex Levy

9:20 p.m. -- Thongchai Jaidee, Ross Fisher, Rikard Karlberg

9:30 p.m. -- Scott Hend, Roberto Castro, Soren Kjeldsen

9:40 p.m. -- Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger, K.T. Kim

9:50 p.m. -- Dean Burmester, Hui-lin Zhang, Jordan Zunic

10:00 p.m. -- Shih-chang Chan, Soomin Lee, Richard Sterne

10:10 p.m. -- Zhang Xinjun, Gregory Bourdy, Nathan Holman

10:20 p.m. -- Miguel Tabuena, Younghan Song, Marcus Fraser

10:30 p.m. -- Liang Wen-chong, Bradley Dredge, Jason Kokrak

10:40 p.m. -- Joost Luiten, Jhonattan Vegas, Andrew Johnston

10:50 p.m. -- Matt Fitzpatrick, Gary Woodland, Si Woo Kim

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