Tuesday, March 5, 2013

WGC Cadillac Championship - Fantasy Picks

WGC Cadillac Championship:
Location: Doral, Florida
Course: Doral Golf Resort & Spa
Par: 72
Length: 7,344 yards
Prize Pool: $8,750,000
Last Years Champion: Justin Rose

It's that time of the week again, the WGC Cadillac Championship is quickly approaching and along with many others out there, I've been evaluating the field in order to make my weekly predictions and fantasy golf selections.

As always the field is packed with talent.  Will some of the worlds top golfers continue to struggle with their game, it seems to be giving others the opportunity to prove themselves at the elite PGA Tour level.  So, what will this week have in store for us?  Will McIlroy find is groove?  Will Justin Rose become a repeat champion?  Will Tiger Woods this event for a sixth time?  Or will see another underdog step up and earn a place on the podium?

Needless to say, we're undoubtedly in store for some great golf in the days ahead, and here are the players I'll be keeping an eye on...

Graeme McDowell (@graeme_mcdowell): I've been following Graeme McDowell closely over the past few weeks, primarily due to the launch of a new product he's endorsing called Game Golf.   I like the way Graeme has played so far this year, and think he's ready to crank it up another notch this week.

Justin Rose (@justinrose99): As the defending champion, Rose knows what it takes to to win this event.  He also played well last week at the Honda Classic where he finished T-4.  As usual, expect some high accuracy golf golf from Rose this week, with his proven ability to hit a high percentage of greens in regulation... the deciding factor could be his putting.

Tiger Woods (@tigerwoods): Although Tigers 2013 season continues to be a bit of a roller coaster ride, he undoubtedly has what it takes to perform well at this event.  The Doral course, is a little more forgiving that the past couple PGA Tour venues, which is a good thing for Tiger's long (but sometimes wandering) drives.  Tiger could very well make this his 6th victory at this tournament.

Luke Donald (@lukedonald): Donald has had a steady start to 2013, and has also played well on this course in past years.  

Regardless of who you're cheering for this week, I hope you're able to sit back, relax and enjoy watching the action on the Golf Channel.

Here's a look at my completed fantasy picks:

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This article was written by Scott Stevens and is part of the Eat Sleep Golf - Fantasy Golf series which focuses on introducing upcoming PGA Tour events as well as evaluating the field of players. We encourage you to comment below and/or join in the conversation with us on Twitter using #FantasyGolf, #PGATour and #CadillacChamp. Be sure to connect with us @EatSleepGolf