This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.
A collection of the world's top talent has traveled to China for the fourth and final WGC event of the calendar year, as Shanghai's Sheshan Golf Club plays host to the exclusive 78-entrant event. This also marks the last leg of the PGA Tour's Asian Swing before next week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. We'll take a look at several fantasy trends as well as a couple injury updates while the Fall Series continues.
Li spends a majority of his time on the European Tour, but he's already the top-ranked Chinese player in the world at just 23 years old with five consecutive years of at least 22 professional events under his belt. He most recently notched top-10s at the British Masters and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, so Li is up to 21st in the Race to Dubai with home field advantage on deck at Shanghai's WGC-HSBC Champions.
Leishman underwhelmed during the final three majors of 2018 as he eventually fell outside of the top-20 in the OWGR, but he's racked up four top-25s in his last five starts and a five-shot win at the CIMB Classic. The early leader in FedExCup points ranked 19th on Tour in birdie average last season, so he'll look to at least replicate that again in 2019.
Scott returned to a stretch of mediocrity following back-to-back top-5s at the PGA Championship and Northern Trust, placing T49-T51-T50 in his next three appearances. The Aussie