Trump Dural in Miami measures 7,266 yards, and the WG Cadillac Championship has been played here every year since 2007. WGC events, short for World Golf Championships, always draw better fields due to their much larger purse, and a larger amount of FedEx Cup points awarded. This week will be no different, and even though Tiger Woods will not be in attendance, every single player in the top 50 of the official world golf rankings will be.
Last year’s winner at this event was Patrick Reed, who has continued his success into 2015. Look for him to be in the running when the weekend begins. The heavy favorite is Rory McIlroy, which should not be a surprise, however the surprise is how big a favorite he is. As of Wednesday afternoon Rory is the favorite at +425 or 17/4, with the next favorites being Bubba Watson and Jason Day at 13/1. Rory is coming off of a missed cut in his last event and does not seem to be at the top of his game as of now, but has shown that he can turn it around at any moment. Also, with this star packed entry list, there will bound to be at least one player that will have a great week and put pressure on Rory on the weekend.
My official pick to win this weekend is the Australian major champion Adam Scott. He is currently ranked fifth in the world, but has only played in one PGA Tour event so far this season, which was also a WGC event back in November. Scott has one of the purest swings on the tour and his results in the last few years have shown that, and I believe it is time for him to break out in 2015, just in time for him to make a run at his second Green Jacket next month. Adam Scott is currently the seventh favorite in the field at 23/1.
If you are looking for a deep sleeper in this field, look no further than the 54 hole leader in last week’s Honda Classic. Ian Poulter only has two wins on the American PGA Tour, however both of those wins have been WGC events, his last being in 2012. I believe that he can put last Sunday’s meltdown behind him and put four good rounds of golf together. Poulter has had much more success on the European Tour and the Ryder Cup, but he is still an elite player on the American Tour. Ian Poulter is currently ranked 28th in the world and is listed at 80/1 to win the Cadillac Championship.