PGA-Cadillac Championship Preview and Picks
The PGAs first Major is still a month away, but check out this weeks WGC-Cadillac Championship if you want to see the strongest field that will take the course this year. All of the current Official World Golf Rankings top fifty players are in attendance this week for the WGC event at The Blue Monster at Doral, including Tiger Woods. Woods and Phil Mickelson are paired together for the first two rounds and will be among the prime challengers trying to prevent Ernie Els from defending his 2010 title. The field is also very top heavy with EPGA stars like Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy, making for a great event for just every fan of the game.
The TPC Blue Monster is reaching a milestone as this week marks the 50th PGA Tour event hosted here. The 7,266 yard, par-72 course looks like a lot of courses in Florida with a sea of bunkers and plenty of chances to hit the ball in the drink but Doral will give up good scores and possibly very low scores like the course record of 61. Tiger and Ernie have had a grip on this event with the duo winning eight of the twelve championships but neither looks to be a favorite this week. Given the talent assembled, it really is anyones tournament to win and dont be surprised to see a relative unknown breakthrough and steal a win while everyone is watching the big names.
Here are my two picks to win this years tournament.Â Make sure to log-on to sportsbook.com too place your bets.
Luke Donald +2500
Donald proved he can take down the best in the world in a match play setting by winning the Accenture and his tied for 10th at last weeks Honda shows hes on a good run. Luke has a good enough game across the board to contend just about anywhere, but his 7th best putts per round average means hes making the most his opportunities, and you have to like that when youre facing a strong field. Donald has started the year hitting 65% of his fairways so you dont expect him to be in too much trouble and his 3rd best scoring average doesnt look too bad either.
Jason Day +6600
Jason is among a group of up and coming players that are relatively fearless and have no issues playing with and against the best in the world. Day finished 2010 strong by three top-10 finishes in the fall schedule and has kept that going with a pair of tied for 9th finishes already this year. Jason has a great combo of length and accuracy off the tee, ranking 4th in total driving and his overall game is good enough for 8th in the all around and 20th in ball striking. If have the length, you can play at Doral, if you have the accuracy to go with, you can win at Doral. Day has both and his pairing or a high scoring pace wont intimidate him.