Donald Trump plays this week to the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral. The Blue Monster has become just that since “The Donald” purchased and redesigned Doral. One of the toughest tests on the circuit, Trump National has become the perfect location for a WGC event.
Patrick Reed won here last year. #Top5 as he has come to be known in our circle of golf friends, has been playing just like that lately. Well except for the last 4 holes last week at The Honda. That being said, the WGC events are tough to pick the defending champ in because the fields are completely stacked. Top 50 players in the field always make for an exciting week. So where do we go this week?
There are several players coming into Trump National with some momentum. Dustin Johnson has done everything but win coming off his 6-month hiatus. Paul Casey is slid into the top 50 field with playoff loss at Riviera and a T3 last week at The Honda. Jason Day has a win at the Farmers Insurance Open already on the books this season. These are just a few that are in the running this week and should be given serious consideration.
1. Rory McIlroy – Ok. So he missed the cut last week….miserably. He cannot do that two weeks in a row can he? We don’t think so. A strong comeback week at Doral is just what the doctor ordered for the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world. And that is why we are picking him here.
2. Patrick Reed – His terrible finish last week when Ian Poulter was giving away the tournament should give #Top5 a bit of the red-ass. That being said, we will take him here. Patrick has been playing very good golf every week that he has played this year. He is a strong, young player and will continue to be on our lists for as long as he keeps it up.
3. Jordan Spieth – Total gut feeling here. This is the 2nd visit to The Blue Monster for Jordan. We have all been waiting for him to break through with another win on the PGA Tour. At 21, maybe this is the time for the young man to make a huge statement and win a WGC event.
Wild Card Pick – This may not seem like a wild card to some but we are taking Phil Mickelson here. It has been awhile since Lefty has won an event (2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open). He was right in the mix last week until Monday morning. Then he went 4-over in his last 12 holes and finished T17. He is starting to show signs of life with the putter again and we all know what that means with Phil. If he starts feeling confident he will win again. Maybe this week? Go get ’em Phil.
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