The 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from March 3-6, 2016, on the TPC Blue Monster course at the Trump National Doral in the west Miami suburb of Doral, Florida. Here is a list of the betting odds for the PGA players to win the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
The WGC-Cadillac Championship was first played in 1999. Tiger Woods is the king of this tournament as he has won it a record seven times (1999, 2002, 2003, 2005-7, 2013). The only other player with two wins is Ernie Els (2004, 2010). Phil Mickelson won the WGC-Cadillac Championship in 2009. Other notable winners are Justin Rose (2012), Patrick Reed (2014) and last year’s winner Dustin Johnson.
Listed below are all the players with betting odds of 50 to 1 or less with comments. Then a couple of notable golfers who have won recently and are much higher odds are also listed with comments. The WGC-Cadillac Championship is a limited field tournament so the odds will not generally be as high this week as during a normal tournament.
Good luck to all the PGA golfers and especially the bettors this week at the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship!
1. Rory McIlroy – 8 to 1 odds
Despite missing the cut last week at the Honda Classic, Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite this week to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship at odds of 8 to 1. Rory McIlroy’s last win anywhere was at the 2015 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai last November. He played well in Abu Dhabi (3rd) and Dubai (6th) last month but he tied for 20th at Riviera and then missed the cut in his last two starts. Can he turn it all around this week? McIlroy tied for 9th place here last year.
2. Jordan Spieth – 10 to 1
Jordan Spieth also missed the cut in his last start at the Northern Trust Open two weeks ago. In Spieth’s case that might not have been a bad thing since Jordan Spieth had been playing all over the world for three months prior and he probably needed some time off. Jordan Spieth’s last win was at the Tournament of Champions on January 10, 2016. Can he win this week? If he’s over the jet lag fatigue from all the travel he certainly can.
3. Bubba Watson – 11 to 1
Bubba Watson won the Northern Trust Open two weeks ago in his last start which was the 9th win of his career. The big question for Bubba Watson this week is does he have the mental capacity to come right back and win again this week just two weeks after his last win? Watson finished alone in 3rd here last year.
T-4. Jason Day – 12 to 1
Jason Day has not played in a tournament since he finished tied for 11th place at Pebble Beach almost a month ago. Prior to that, he missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open. He’s got the talent to win this but he might be too rusty this week since he’s not played much competitive golf this year.
T-4. Dustin Johnson – 12 to 1
Dustin Johnson is the defending champion at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Dustin Johnson finished alone in 4th place at the Northern Truat Open two weeks ago in his last start. So he’s in good form to defend his title this week. The only negative is that Dustin Johnson’s last win anywhere was here last year.
T-4. Adam Scott – 12 to 1
Adam Scot comes into this tournament in great form as he just won the Honda Classic last week. And Scott played great at the Norther Trust Open the week before finishing tied for 2nd place. So much for the loss of the belly putter. Prior to his win last week, Adam Scott had not won on tour in over 18 months. He’s obviously rolling right now.
7. Rickie Fowler – 14 to 1
After shooting a pair of 66’s, Rickie Fowler closed the Honda Classic last week with a 74 and a 71 to finish tied for 6th place. For the most part Rickie Fowler has been playing well this year. He won the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on January 24, and he lost a playoff to Hideki Matsuyama at the Phoenix Open. Fowler made fun of ESPN on Twitter Saturday for spelling his name Ricky. How bad is ESPN these days?
T-8. Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson – 22 to 1 odds each
Justin Rose won this tournament in 2012. Rose tied for 6th and then 16th in his last two starts at Pebble Beach and the Northern Trust Open. He should be in the thick of this. Henrik Stenson tied for 4th place here last year. He’s got the talent to win this but he’s only played twice so far in 2016 and he finished tied for 6th on February 7 in Dubai in his last start.
10. Sergio Garcia – 28 to 1
Sergio Garcia just missed last week at the Honda Classic finishing in 2nd place just one stroke behind Adam Scott. So Sergio is in really good form but his last real win anywhere was over two years ago at the Qatar Masters. Sergio did win the 2015 Ho Tram Open in December but that was on the Asian Tour vs suspect competition. If you like hot golfers he is 28 to 1 odds this week.
T-11. Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, J.B. Holmes, Louis Oosthuizen – 30 to 1 odds each
Patrick Reed won this tournament in 2014 but he missed the cut last week. Phil Mickelson played great at Pebble Beach just missing winning the tournament but he finished tied for 37th last week at the Honda Classic. J.B. Holmes finished in 2nd place last year in this tournament just one stroke behind Dustin Johnson. He tied for 11th place in his his last two PGA starts this year. Louis Oosthuizen comes in hot as he just won the 2016 Perth International last week on the European Tour. That was his first title in two years and his only PGA Tour win remains the 2010 British Open but he did finish in 6th place here last year.
T-15. Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka – 33 to 1 odds each
Hideki Matsuyama beat Rickie Fowler in a playoff to win the 2016 Phoenix Open but he missed the cut last week at the Honda Classic. Brooks Koepka was tied for 26th last week. Koepka has one win on tour which came at the 2015 Phoenix Open. Koepka also won the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour.
T-17. Charles Schwartzel, Justin Thomas – 45 to 1 odds each
Charles Schwartzel won the 2016 Tshwane Open on the European Tour a few weeks ago but in his last PGA start two weeks ago he tied for 45th place. Schwatrzel’s lone win on the PGA Tour remains his 2011 Masters win. Justin Thomas won the 2015 CIMB Classic last novemeber for his first PGA win. He tied for 3rd last week at the Honda Classic which accounts for his lower than usual odds this week.
T-19. Branden Grace, Jimmy Walker, Brandt Snedeker – 50 to 1 odds each
Branden Grace missed the cut last week at the Honda Classic but he did win the 2016 Qatar Masters on the European Tour a little over a month ago. Grace has yet to win a PGA event but he has seven European Tour wins. Jimmy “Fowler” er Walker finished tied for 43rd last week and he missed the cut the week before at the Northern Trust Open. Brandt Snedeker won the Farmers Insurance Open on February 1, 2016, but has played sparingly and not well since finishing tied for 35th at Pebble Beach in his last start.
- Danny Willett – 66 to 1 odds
Danny Willett won the 2016 Dubai Desert Classic beating both Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy and he has to be considered a threat here. At age 28, Willett has four European Tour wins but has yet to win on the PGA Tour.
- Jason Dufner – 80 to 1 odds
Jason Dufner won back in January on tour for the first time since he won the 2013 PGA Championship. Dufner went through a divorce from his super hot ex-wife Amanda Boyd last year and that probably messed his golf game up for the last couple years.