PGA Tour winner Emiliano Grillo makes his third appearance at the WGC-HSBC Champions. His best finish here was 11th in 2016. He turned pro in 2011 and quickly made it onto the European Tour in 2012. His best result at a European Tour event is 2nd at the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic and his best finish on the Race to Dubai is 40th (2015). The Argentine received several sponsors invites in 2015 and took advantage of them, earning his PGA Tour card. In his eighth career PGA Tour event and first as a member, Grillo won the season-opening Frys.com Open in 2016. He was awarded the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award that year. Emiliano had a good year this year finishing 32nd on the FedEx Cup standings.