After another exciting week in the world of golf, here is our weekly look at five things you can take away from this weekend’s action.

1. Anyone in a PGA Tour field is capable of winning

Even if it’s a World Golf Championships event. What the win by Scotland’s Russell Knox proved more than anything, other than you should never give up in this game, is that anybody who tees it up on the PGA Tour today has a chance to win the tournament.  It doesn’t matter if you are a last minute alternate, the defending champion or the #1 ranked player in the world.

I remember years ago, hearing my boyhood idol, Jack Nicklaus, say that when he was in his prime, there were really only 20-25 guys you had to worry about beating.  That’s certainly not the case anymore.

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Shanghai, China – Scotland’s Russell Knox made his first win on the PGA Tour a memorable one.

The 30-year old fired a final round 68 on Sunday to win the World Golf Championships HSBC Champions event at the Sheshan International Golf Club.

American Kevin Kisner, the third round leader, birdied the Par-5 18th to shoot 70 and claim sole possession of second place. For the 30-year old Kisner, still looking for his first PGA Tour win, it was his 4th runner-up of the 2015 calendar year.

It was Knox’s first major professional win. His last win of any kind was a 2011 victory at the Chiquita Classic on the Nationwide Tour (now the Tour).

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Shanghai, China – On a day when many of the top names in golf were standing still, Kevin Kisner seized the opportunity to take control of the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club.

Kisner backed up his opening round 64 with an equally impressive, bogey-free 66, on a day when the Sheshan course was playing a little more difficult, than in the opening round. The 31-year old had four birdies on the front side, including three in a row at holes six, seven and eight. After seven straight pars, the American finished strong with birdies on the par-4 16th and the par-5 18th.

The Aiken, South Carolina native was as surprised as anyone with his performance in the first two rounds. “It’s beyond my expectations. I had no expectations coming,” Kisner said. “So it’s been good. I’m making a lot of putts, and that’s fun keeping the round going when I miss a green. Looking forward to the weekend.”

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Shanghai, China – South Africa’s Branden Grace shot a 9-under par 63 to claim the first round lead after the opening round of the World Golf Championships HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club.

Fresh off an impressive 5-0-0 record at this year’s President’s Cup, Grace put up nine birdies in his bogey-free round, going out in 32 before recording a sizzling 31 on the back side.

“The Presidents Cup was a big boost for me,” said Grace. “Coming into these events, knowing that I’m sixth (in the Race to Dubai), I know one good week can change everything and I’m giving it a last final push. There’s a lot still to play for.”

The 27-year old has a one shot lead over a trio of players who probably weren’t on many people list of picks heading into the tournament. American Kevin Kisner, Norwegian Thorbjorn Olesen and Australia’s Steven Bowditch are tied for second, after matching 64’s in round number one.

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The 2015-2016 PGA Tour season switches into high gear this week as the most of the sport’s elite converge on Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China for the 11th playing of the World Golf Championships HSBC Champions.

After three “warm-up” events that featured predominantly second tier stars, many of golf’s top players make their season debuts this week, creating a field that includes 11 of the Top 15 players in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR). The eleven includes the Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth, Players’ champion Rickie Fowler and former world number one, Rory McIlroy.

But who are the players you should be targeting as you set your line-up for your fantasy game this weekend. Here’s a look at the favorites, some players you don’t want to sleep on and some guys you might want to avoid when making your selections later today.

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Even though the PGA Tour was half a world away in Malaysia, there were still a few lessons for fantasy golf fans this week based on last week’s play.  Here are five things we learned this week:

1. A Second PGA Tour Win is Close for Kevin Na.

Okay, he didn’t win. Hell, he didn’t even make a single birdie on the final eight holes, on a course that was giving away birdies faster than Billy Hamilton goes from first to third.  But make no mistake, a PGA Tour win is in Kevin Na‘s not too distant future.

Three consecutive top three finishes is amazing consistency and any pro will tell you the hardest thing about winning is actually putting yourself in a position to win.  If you do it enough, winning just happens.  That was the Jack Nicklaus’ and Tiger Woods’ philosophy for years.

Na has shown he can do the first part, and it shouldn’t be too long before he accomplishes part two.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t even pretty. But Justin Thomas held on and now he’s a PGA Tour champion.

The 22-year old survived a double bogey on the 14th hole and made a character-testing six footer for par on the final hole to hold off former world number one, Adam Scott, and win the 2015 CIMB Classic by a single stroke.

“I still can’t believe what happened,” Thomas said. “I made that par to clinch the title. I don’t care how I got it done; it just feels awesome.”

The former University of Alabama star was seemingly in control of the tournament after an eagle on 10 and a birdie on the par 4 13th moved him to 25-under par for the tournament and five-under for the round.  But then disaster struck on 14.  But Thomas was not going to let that affect him.  He bounced back with birdies on the next three holes before the closing par.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – One of the biggest stories of the 2015-2016 season, thus far, has been the incredibly consistent play of American Kevin Na.

Coming off back-to-back runner-up finishes at the Open and the Shriners Hospital for Children Open, Na put himself back in contention for another top finish, and maybe a second PGA Tour win, after a 64 on moving day on Saturday.  The 32-year old also finished second at this event last year to two-time defending champion Ryan Moore.

Na doesn’t seemed too stressed about his current position or his record.  “Eight times in my career I finished second. I’ve got to keep the streak alive. Worst case, I win, right?” joked Na.

“I’ve been unlucky a few times. But you know what? The last few weeks I’ve never felt so comfortable coming down the stretch. I’ve been getting a lot of compliments from my friends and coaches and family members, friends, saying how comfortable I looked.”

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Justin Thomas shot a course-record 11-under par 61 on Friday to take a one-shot lead after 36 holes of the 2015 CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And it could have been even better.

The 22-year old birdied the 14th and 15th holes to move to 11-under with three holes remaining, all potential birdie holes. So 59 was definitely within reach.

“I would say after I birdied 14, 15, I knew I just needed to get, I guess, two of my last three,” said Thomas following his round. “And then, I mean, they’re all pretty easy holes. They’re all wedge holes. So it was obviously unfortunate not to get that number (59), but I’m sure I’ll have many more chances in my career.”

Overall the Louisville, Kentucky native had 9 birdies and an eagle on the par 5, third hole in a bogey-free round on the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club course.

The low round gave Thomas a one-shot lead over Brendan Steele, who managed seven birdies and an eagle of his own in a round of 63. Both Thomas and Steele had opening nines of six-under par 30.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – American Scott Piercy got off to a fast start and never looked back. The San Diego State grad shot an opening round, 10 under par 62 to take a three-shot lead at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Piercy, a native of Las Vegas, birdied his first three holes on his way to opening nine 31 that features 5 birdies and no bogies. He added five more birdies without a bogey on the inward nine for a matching 31.

The leader is three shots clear of Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, he had eight birdies and a single bogey, on number 13, in his 7-under par 65. Five players are tied for third place after opening with 66 including Jason Gore, Alex Cejka, Cameron Smith, Charles Howell III and Keegan Bradley.

Defending Champion Off to Fast Start

Two time defending champion Ryan Moore and red-hot Kevin Na were in a group of eight players at 5-under par, 67. Moore, the winner of the event in 2013 and 2014 had six birdies and a single bogey in his round.  Na, coming off back-to-back runner-up finishes at the Open and the Shriners Open in Las Vegas, went bogey-free, capping his 67 with a birdie on the Par-5, 18th hole.

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