WGC-Cadillac Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 3/3/16
WGC-Cadillac Championship: Thursday, March 3 2016 at 1:00 pm (Trump National Doral)
The Line: -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, NBC
This week we stay in sunny South Florida for the WGC-Cadillac Championship, possibly the last year it is held in Doral due to Donald Trump making controversial comments during his running for presidency. This field is loaded with the overall favorite coming in with +800 odds.
Anyway, here are five golfers you should consider putting on your card this week.
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Sergio Garcia - Sergio Garcia has been striking the ball well as of late, which just produced a second-place finish at the Honda Classic. Garcia’s striking ability should once again give him an advantage in what’s expected to be windy conditions. Garcia is third in strokes gained tee-to-green, sixth in scoring average and ninth in the all-around ranking. With Garcia coming off an impressive performance, you have to like his chances this week with odds of +3500.
Bubba Watson - The one guy you must have on your card this week is Bubba Watson, who is bringing in odds of +950. And for good reason, as Watson has finished no worse than third place every year since changes were made to the Blue Monster. Watson was runner-up at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2012 and 2014. Watson is also in great form right now, winning the World Challenge and the Northern Trust. Watson is sixth in driving distance, third in ball striking and sixth in greens in regulation percentage. There’s a great chance to make close to 10 times your money this week.
Dustin Johnson - Another guy who will be considered a favorite this week is Dustin Johnson, who you can get with odds of +1100. Johnson is not only the defending champion on this course, but he was a runner-up in 2011. In fact, Johnson has been a top-four finisher in three of his last five starts in Doral. Johnson is currently seventh in driving distance, third in birdie average and ninth in strokes gained tee-to-green. Given his course on this course, Johnson is a must play, especially with a chance to make 11 times your money.
J.B. Holmes - One golfer who will be motivated this week is J.B. Holmes, who was runner-up last year to Johnson. Besides his motivation for Doral, Holmes has finished 11th or better in seven of his last eight starts, coming awfully close to getting his first victory since last years Shell Houston Open. Holmes is third in driving distance, 11th in total strokes gained and sixth in strokes gained tee-to-green. Holmes is a solid sleeper this week, especially when you consider he’s getting odds of +3000.
Louis Oosthuizen - It’s been a long time since Louis Oosthuizen has played a course on American soil, but that hasn’t stopped him from finding his form. Oosthuizen is fresh off a victory at the ISPS Handa Perth International and has several recent top-15 finishes in the European Tour. Oosthuizen finished sixth in last years WGC-Cadillac Championship, and he’s shown what he can do when he’s feeling good, as he was involved in the playoffs last year at The Open Championship. This may be a bit of a long shot, but I like the value of Oosthuizen with odds of +3500.