WGC Cadillac Championship
The WGC Cadillac Championships comes from the blue monster at Doral this week. The course has seen a few recent changes so that may throw up a few surprises. For now Tiger Woods remains in the field despite last weeks withdrawal. This is one of the courses he felt so at home on in the past.
The course is a par 72 playing a just under 7,500 yards. With the course changes accurate driving and iron play could be key as finding the greens could be a big plus this week. The field is 69 of the worlds best and with no cut to worry about its 4 rounds of golf for all. With the course changes, past form isn’t all important but been good playing in the wind continues to be key. So the keys I will look at is accurate driving, good iron play, strong putting and good wind play.
Form on the Bermuda greens will be a big help as will those local to the state of Florida as they have a good record here.
Last Five Winners
2013 – Tiger Woods -19
2012 – Justin Rose -16
2011 – Nick Watney -16
2010 – Ernie Els -18
2009 – Phil Mickelson -19
I am leaving out Woods with his injury and the course changes he might not feel so at home that he has in the past here. Dustin Johnson was interesting as he could well go well here but given how he sometimes fails to turn up he might be on for an in play trade once he has got going.
Five good value picks from me and a top 10 pick.
WGC Cadillac Championship Picks
Webb Simpson 40/1 various- One of the best all round players on tour and for that reason a good bet to do well in the Fed Ex race this year. Puts well and been close to strong showing lately. Excellent Par 5 performance.
Zach Johnson 33/1 various- A fine hitter of the ball. had a very mixed big in Honda but their were glimpses that he would again be delivering soon. He is highly accurate off the tee which will be a huge help here. Profile fits this new course layout as one of most accurate hitters of the ball.Simpson looks over priced this week
Ryan Moore 66/1 various- Good off the tee and one of the best for GIR %. His game could well come up trumps here and has two wins over past two years to his name. Small best of my five this week however, given his lack of a major top 5.
Harris English 35/1 various- Has wins to his name and a wonderful ball striker. He is not far off being a top 10 player with his skill sets.3 tops 10s already this year only matter of time before he comes good on a big stage.
Jim Furyk 60/1 paddy power – Deadly accurate with his driver and a fantastic long iron player which should really suit here. In pretty good form too. Has plenty wins to his name and local too. Highly likely he is fine tuned for this test.
Matteo Manassero Top 10 14.5 Betfair – Four European tour wins and still not 21. Comes off a strong 12th in the Honda Classic. A good driver and putter to help out here.