2016 WGC Cadillac Championship Betting Preview And Tips

GolfCentralDaily's betting preview for the 2016 WGC Cadillac Championship

March 3rd – 6th, 2016
Trump National Doral, Miami, Florida
Par: 72 / Yardage: 7543 yards
Purse: $9.5 million with $1,612,432 to the winner
Defending Champion: Dustin Johnson

2016 WGC Cadillac Championship Betting Preview and Tips video.
Posted by Donal Hughes on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Need To Know Stuff About The Blue Monster Course

The Blue Monster Course at Trump National Doral is a brute at 7,543 yards, with the test starting from hole one, a par-5 which now clocks in at 605 yards.

The Blue Monster played a little easier in 2015 than 2014, but it's all weather dependant. What is proven is that power hitters prevail here; short players will find this track too tough.  Strengthening winds are expected to play a role this week.

Hitting the greens in regulation will also be key this week as well as dealing with calamity.  Even the statistically most careful player and winner Dustin Johnson last year carded 10 bogeys so patience and bouncebackability will be important.

Expect a winning score of 8 to 10 under. JB Holmes shot a 62 here last year, but finished with a 75 which just about sums up Doral.  This is a NO CUT event.

Doc’s Top Five Players To Watch at the 2016 WGC Cadillac Championship

Bubba Watson 12/1

If there’s any week to play it safe it’s WGC Caddy week.  Bubba is one of the limited number of players in the no cut field with the length to even play the Blue Monster and he’s coming off a win at the Northern Trust Open.  He’s been close on three occasions here, solo 2nd in 2012, T2 in 2014 and solo 3rd in 2015. He’s also coming off a rest week and will be pumped to try for the win.

Dustin Johnson 12/1

Dustin’s solo fourth at the Northern Trust Open shows he is heading in the right direction but needs an improvement in putting form to defend this week. Was simply imperious off the tee last year, hit 52 of 72 greens and finished T11 in putting.  If the putter works DJ has a chance.

Rickie Fowler 14/1

Not regarded as the muscles of the group but Rickie Fowler finds a way to mix it with the big guys.   Excellent recovery last Sunday to climb to T6 at the Honda Classic and solo second before that in Phoenix, Fowler will be keen to add a WGC win to his Abu Dhabi crown.  Rickie’s key is his greens in regulation  stats which have been off the charts of late; four times in the top-10 GIR in his last five starts.  T12 last year.

JB Holmes 30/1

If you’re looking for value in the betting market J.B. is your man.  I’ve been championing him in the betting for a number of weeks without cashing but he has given more than an adequate account of himself with T11, T11, T6, T6 in his last four starts.  Another mammoth batter, JB was THE man for long periods here last year and finished solo second behind DJ.

Henrik Stenson 22/1

Was in the mix in 2015 but Doral’s par-3’s ultimately proved fruitless for the Swede and he finished T4.  Comes in off three top-6 finishes including T6 in Dubai, T3 in Abu Dhabi and a solo second at the Nedbank.  I’m sure Henrik wont be listing Doral amongst his favourites but he has the power game to tough it out.


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