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Russell Knox wins HSBC Champions title for first PGA Tour victory

Russell Knox wins HSBC Champions title for first PGA Tour victory

Russell Knox raised both arms in the air, closed his eyes and tilted his head toward the heavens as if he couldn't believe what he had just done.

Dating to when the World Golf Championship began in 1999, no one had ever won in his debut. Knox wasn't even eligible for the HSBC Champions until he got in 10 days ago as an alternate, and then it was a mad scramble in Malaysia to get a Chinese visa in time to play.

Walking out of the Sheshan International clubhouse in Shanghai on Sunday with a share of the 54-hole lead, Knox noticed a billboard with names and images of past winners at the HSBC Champions — Phil Mickelson and Martin Kaymer, Dustin Johnson and Bubba...

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