World Golf Championship – Cadillac ChampionshipTees Off: Thursday, March 7
TPC Blue Monster at Doral – Miami, FL
Odds to Win Tournament(For the latest Odds, connect to Sportsbook.com)
|Bo Van Pelt||50-to-1|
|FIELD (Any other golfer)||10-to-1|
After a bizarre week at the Honda Classic highlighted by Rory McIlroy's wisdom tooth WD, golf fans figure to see a more star-studded finish this week at Doral. This will be one of the strongest fields to play all year, and these top golfers will take on one of the nation’s easier courses this week. In addition to heavily-favored Tiger Woods, here’s a look at the best bets to come out on top…
Charl Schwartzel (18/1): Schwartzel seems to always be hanging around at Doral. He was the runner-up in 2010 and last year finished T4, three strokes behind winner Justin Rose, after shooting no higher than a 70. After a T9 at last week’s Honda Classic (he’s gone top-10 in each of his four stroke-play starts worldwide), he’s ready to make another run at the Cadillac.
Matt Kuchar (20/1): Doral has always brought out the best in Kuchar, who has gone top-10 in each of his three starts at Blue Monster (including a T8 last year). He’s coming off a win at the Accenture Match Play Championship two weeks ago, and has gone top-10 in two of his four stroke-play starts this year.
Justin Rose (18/1): Could a repeat be in the making? Rose posted a T4 at last week’s Honda Classic, his second top-5 in three stroke-play starts worldwide in 2013. He was one of only three players to shoot 70 or better in each round at last year’s Cadillac.
Fredrik Jacobson (50/1): His string of three straight top-10's was snapped at last week’s Honda Classic, where Jacobson slipped to a T25 finish. Still, the Swede’s putter is on fire (1.211 strokes gained, fourth on the Tour). That should be enough to keep him in contention at Doral.
Steve Stricker (40/1): The “semi-retired” Stricker hasn't shown any rust this year, with a runner-up at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions to start 2013, then a 3-1 week at the Accenture Match Play in his only other event. He’s finished top-20 in each of his starts at Doral, including a T8 last year.