Knox claims victory in Shanghai

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Scotsman Russell Knox won the $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions event with a two-stroke victory in Shanghai on Sunday.

The win came thanks to a final round four-under-par 68 for a total of 268, 20-under par. American Kevin Kisner was second on 270 with English pair Danny Willett and Ross Fisher tied for third a shot back.

The 30-year-old had to finish Saturday's third round final hole early on Sunday due to bad light before starting the fourth round. He managed to birdie the hole for as share of the lead.

In the final round, he carded six birdies and two bogeys for his maiden victory on the World Golf Championships and a cheque for $1.4 million.

World number two Jordan Spieth shot a two-under 70 for a share of seventh place on 15-under par along with China's Li Haotong.

Leading scores:

268 – Russell Knox (SCO) 67-65-68-68
270 – Kevin Kisner (USA) 64-66-70-70
271 – Danny Willett (ENG) 65-74-70-62, Ross Fisher (ENG) 69-69-65-68
272 – Branden Grace (RSA) 63-71-70-68, Dustin Johnson (USA) 65-71-65-71
273 – Matthew Fiztpatrick (ENG) 68-69-69-67, Patrick Reed (USA) 65-70-68-70, Li Haotong (CHN) 66-69-66-72, Jordan Spieth (USA) 68-72-63-70
274 – Daniel Berger (USA) 68-71-69-66, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 68-72-68-66, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 69-72-66-67, Marc Leishman (AUS) 69-72-65-68, Thongchai Jaidee (THA) 72-68-66-68, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 68-70-68-68
275 – Rickie Fowler (USA) 68-72-68-67, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 70-66-69-70
277 – Hunter Mahan (USA) 68-68-71-70, An Byeong-Hun (KOR) 69-68-68-72, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 64-74-66-73, Scott Hend (AUS) 68-69-67-73
278 – Paul Casey (ENG) 67-72-71-68, Thomas Pieters (BEL) 67-71-71-69, Gary Woodland (USA) 69-71-73-65, Harris English (USA) 67-71-70-70

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