Golf Betting Tips & Preview- WGC Cadillac Championship 2014- After a highly profitable early season on the European tour our man @gbenno79 switches his attention to the World Golf Championship event this week, who will prevail over the famed Blue Monster at Doral?
World Golf Championships : Cadillac Championship
TPC Blue Monster will host the second of four World Golf Championships this year, the first event which was played just two weeks ago was won by Aussie Jason Day who beat Frenchman Victor Dubuisson in a thrilling encounter.
Course : TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral, 7,481 yards, par 72. Doral’s signature course greets golf’s best with a more modern stage this year, thanks to a $200 million upgrade that toughens a 52-year-old layout that had shown signs of age. The course gets its name from its famed 18th hole, where water along the entire left side torments golfers on both the tee and the approach shot. At the inaugural Doral Open in 1962, pros went a combined 104-over par for the week at No.18. Despite equipment advances over the years, No.18 still ranked as last year’s sixth-toughest hole outside the majors.
Inside The Field : World No.1 Tiger Woods defends his title against the strongest field yet of 2014, facing a line up that includes the entire top 50 in the world rankings and top money winners from various world tours, that's if Tiger overcomes the back spasms that forced him to withdraw from the Honda Classic late in his round on Sunday. The line up is now at 69 due to two late qualifiers in Kevin Stadler and Honda Classic Winner Russell Henley. Barring any late withdrawals, this will mark the first time everyone in the world’s top 50 has teed up at the same event since the 2012 PGA Championship.
2013 – Tiger Woods
2012 – Justin Rose
2011 – Nick Watney
2010 – Ernie Els
2009 – Phil Mickelson
This week at TPC Blue Monster, you need to look at players who are of the highest ability as the list of winners are top class. First of all, length off the tee is a massive advantage, especially when playing the reachable par-5’s. Putting well here is also very advantageous. The last few winners had all won the season before and had also notched up at least one top-10 finish in the current season. I have picked four selections below – win and each way – that I feel will give good value for money. One more thing to mention is to try and get the bets on early just in case Tiger Woods pulls out, as he has a fantastic record here.
Scotty will want to win the second WGC event and make it a two from two after compatriot, Jason Day, won the WGC Accenture match-play event just 2 weeks ago. So far this season on the PGA Tour he has three top-20 finishes; his best finish was a 6th place finish at the opening event of the season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. The current Masters Champ has a decent record here, finishing 6th in 2011 and finishing in 3rd place at last years event. Scott has already won a World Golf Championship Event before back in 2011, when he won the Bridgestone Invitational and will be confident he can double his tally.
Mr Consistent had a great 2013 and I am sure that a win is around the corner for the likeable American. He has a good record here; within the last five years he has finished in the top 10 on three separate occasions, although last year came a disappointing 35th after feeling the effects of winning the WGC Accenture match-play event just weeks before. So far, this is his only World Golf Championship title to date, but again , like Scott, he will be looking to double his tally. Kuch has two top-10 finishes this season, his best finish was a 6th place finish at the opening event of the season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Bill is a very underrated player amongst this type of field, with the top 50 players in the world here this week, he may well end up being overlooked. However, he did win the prestigious FedExCup Championship in 2011, which shows he can hold his nerve against the best. He doesn’t have the greatest of form at the event, although he did finish in 6th place here back in 2010, when Ernie Els went on to be champ. Haas has never won a WGC event to date, but certainly has the capabilities to do so if everything clicks for him. Bill has one top 10 this season, which came at the Humana Challenge back in January.
Billy is very inexperienced in this sort of company, he only gained his PGA Tour card in 2010 and initially struggled, but over the last twelve months he has shown real potential. In 2013 he had eleven top 20 finishes and did win an event which was the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in the April, where he beat an ‘in form’ D.A. Points by one stroke. Statistically, players from the Florida area have a good record at this event, so Floridian Horschel should fell this may hopefully work in his favour. He has one top 10 finish this season, where he came 6th place at the opening event of the season at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, with above selections Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar.
Good luck this week all.
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