WGC Cadillac at Doral
This might be a week to turn the TV to mute as Donald Trump hosts the WGC Cadillac at Doral. Aside from Trump making you want to rip your own eyes out, the golf promises to be pretty decent. We’ve got the “Big 3” in the field this week, but we’re not throwing much behind them given Spieth’s recent dip in form, Jason Day’s poor record in Florida and Rory’s troubles on the greens.
Our focus is very much on form players who can give the ball a good smash given the dominance of big-hitters in recent years. We are not expecting the recent bunker tweaks to have done enough to pull the shorter hitters back into the game.
Bubba Watson 12/1 – Stake £10 e/w Potential return £170
We’d rather not back Bubba, but it’s difficult to avoid as he has been playing so well. He won on his last outing and has a great track record at Doral too. We fancy him to have a better chance than last week’s winner, Adam Scott, on the back of a week off. Bubbba and Donald Trump are surely a match made in heaven!
Henrik Stenson 25/1 – Stake £10 e/w Potential return £332.50
He may not have won since 2014, but his form is on the up, with top 6 finishes in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He fared well last year finished tied 4thand the confidence of leading the Race to Dubai should surely help push him toward an overdue victory. Plenty of length to be able to blast his beloved 3 wood off the tee.
Brooks Koepka 33/1 – Stake £10 e/w Potential returns £432.50
He can keep up with anyone off the tee. Has been on the rise over the last couple of seasons, and showed well at Doral last year on debut finishing 15th – including an 8 – and showed enough good form at The Honda last week to prick our interest. He’ll certainly be worth following with a chance of grabbing the attention of Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III.
Bill Haas 80/1 – Stake £10 e/w Potential return £1020
Fine record in the past couple of events here. He gives it a rip, is in decent, if not vintage form … and to be honest with you, at 80/1 his face just fits.
Danny Willett 70/1 – Stake £5 e/w Potential returns £447.50
Along with our next pick is arguably one of the most in-form Europeans. His length combined with confidence of a recent win must surely give him a good chance. He’s due a big finish on a big stage, and it’s going to have to start soon.
Andy Sullivan 125/1 – Stake £5 e/w Potential returns £791.25
You are having a laugh! 125/1 for the world number 29? We like Sullivan, and following on from 2nd in Abu Dhabi he has settled into a stretch on the PGA Tour by making the cut on both occasions and looking at home last week.