Expert Picks: WGC Cadillac Championship
This week sees the first World Golf Championship event of the year, for the WGC Cadillac Championship at The Trump National Doral, Miami. The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. All WGC events are official money events for the PGA TOUR and European Tour. Last year saw Patrick Reed take home his first WGC title, with an aggregate -4.
Of the 74 players total, they have a combined won 46 PGA TOUR titles, 15 have Major Championships, 15 WGC Championships, and 228 Tour wins
Matt Kuchar enters this week fresh off a month off tour golf. His early season form was very strong with 5 top-10 finishes in 6 starts, including T-2 at the Humana Challenge. At last year’s event Kuchar finished 13th, with his best finish coming back in 2010 when he finished T-3. Currently ranked No.12 in the world, Kuchar is 30/1 to become a champion come Sunday.
Jamie Donaldson is having a solid start to his PGA TOUR season, recording 3 top-25 finishes in 4 starts, including 6th at last week’s Honda Classic. At last year’s event, Donaldson finished T-2 with Bubba Watson. Donaldson is 40/1 to be champion come Sunday, great odds for a player at the top of his game.
Dustin Johnson has had a great start back since his 6 month leave of absence. He has already recorded 2 top-5 finishes this year, including T-2 at the Northern Trust Open. At last year’s event, Johnson finished T-4th. DJ is currently 20/1 for victory this week, good odds for a previous WGC Champion.
Hideki Matsuyama is having a fantastic start to the 2015 season having recorded 5 top-10 finishes in 9 events, including a T4 at the Northern Trust Open in his last start. The 23-year old played his first WGC Cadillac Championship last year, but only managed a T-34th finish. Matsuyama is currently paying 33/1, a great price for an up and coming PGA TOUR star.