HSBC Champions 2016: Final Leaderboard Scores, Prize-Money Payouts

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistOctober 30, 2016

SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 30:  Hideki Matsuyama of Japan hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during day four of the WGC - HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club on October 30, 2016 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Hideki Matsuyama became the youngest golfer to win the WGC-HSBC Champions on Sunday, as the 24-year-old cruised to the title at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China.

Matsuyama finished the final round with a score of six under to grab the title well ahead of Henrik Stenson and Daniel Berger, who both trailed the Japanese ace by seven shots. Rory McIlroy jumped up the leaderboard with a round of six under, good enough for a share of fourth place.

Here's a look at the final leaderboard:

HSBC CHampions Final Leaderboard
PosPlayerTo ParSunday Score
1Hideki Matsuyama-2366
T2Henrik Stenson-1665
T2Daniel Berger-1669
T4Rory McIlroy-1566
T4Bill Haas-1569
T6Ross Fischer-1468
T6Rickie Fowler-1468
T6Francesco Molinari-1470
T9Sergio Garcia-1267
T9Russell Knox-1274
Europeantour.com

According to Golf.com's Golf Wire, there is a total of $6 million to be spread among the players.

     

Recap

SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 30:  Hideki Matsuyama of Japan reacts on the 17th green during day four of the WGC - HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club on October 30, 2016 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Matsuyama came into the day with a three-shot lead at the top of the leaderboard and wasted little time pushing his momentum with a birdie on the first hole.

The Japanese star has stood out for his short game throughout the tournament, and his putter was on fire once again, as he finished the front nine three under without dropping a shot. As shared by the European Tour's official Twitter account, he provided a few highlights along the way:

A run of three straight birdies on the back nine pushed his advantage even further, and heading to the final two holes, he held an enormous seven-shot advantage. Here's a look at another beautiful shot:

Matsuyama almost dropped his first shot in two days on the final hole, finding water with his second shot. He saved par with a superb chip, however, finishing things off in style.

The title at the WGC-HSBC Champions caps off a great year for the 24-year-old, who recorded his best-ever result at a major when he took fourth place at the PGA Championship earlier this year. He's the latest in a long line of young, exciting talents set to dominate the sport for years to come.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts during the final round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions golf tournament in Shanghai on October 30, 2016. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE        (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
JOHANNES EISELE/Getty Images

McIlroy enjoyed a productive final day in Shanghai to push himself into the top five, shooting a six-under 66 thanks to a fantastic run of four birdies in six holes on the back nine.

The Northern Irishman dropped just a single shot throughout the day, in part thanks to a few lucky bounces, per the European Tour's official Twitter account:

Stenson didn't enjoy his greatest outing in China, but he was one of the standout players of the final day of the HSBC Champions, finishing with a score of seven under to grab a share of second place.

The Swede never came close to challenging Matsuyama, but he did boost his Race to Dubai chances, per the European Tour's official Twitter account:

Berger tied Stenson at 16 under for the tournament with a round of three under on Sunday. A bogey on the 10th brought Berger's score down, but the American was virtually flawless elsewhere, capping off a fine tournament. 

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