World Golf Championships
When: March 3rd - 6th
Where: Trump National Doral, Blue Monster Course.
2015 Winner: Dustin Johnson (-9)
The format of this will go: I will select golfers based on the Yahoo format. I will select one A golfer, 2 B golfers and 1 C golfer that I think will do well as well as one dark horse pick, this should space out the selections and provide a vast field to select from for anyone who is in a format where you are limited to 10 starts per year.
Trump National Doral (Blue Monster Course): Created by Dick Wilson in 1962, this course was redesigned in 2014 to add challenge to it. It now features deep greens, longer fairways, thick Bermuda grass in the roughs not to mention tricky water traps. No surprise, this course rewards golfers who can hit it long and straight. Look for the notable 18th hole where golfers have to ride a gradual turn around a lake while avoiding deep bunkers on the opposing side.
Adam Scott. Dustin Johnson is the logical pick with 3 top ten finishes, 2 top 3 finishes in his 5 appearances here. But I'm going with the hot hand of Adam Scott who has 3 top ten finishes and 1 top 3 finish AND has two top ten finishes just like Dustin Johnson and can put well and can hit long accurate drives like Dustin but unlike Dustin, his 2 top ten finishes this year are his only two appearances in 2016.
Rory McIlroy. If you haven't been paying attention he's missed the cut on half his 2016 starts...so 1 for 2. With that said he has 4 top ten finishes here and a phenomenal drive (10th in distance). He's first on the tour in going for the green. I think this is his time to turn his season around.
JB Holmes. If you look at the trends, people with big drives tend to succeed here. Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Lee Westwood etc... JB Holmes finished 2nd here last year and is 3rd on the tour right now in driving distance. In case your not sold yet he hasn't finished worse than 25th in any tournament this year.
Matt Kuchar. Long booming drive? Check. Solid putter? Check. Experience playing in touch Bermuda grass? Check. Two top ten finishes at this tournament? Check. He finished 35th here in 2013, 13th in 2014 and
Dark Horse Pick.
Kevin Na. Back to back missed cuts. Prior to that he had three consecutive top 30 finishes so who knows what we can get out of Kevin Na. He will need to use his excellent putting skills (12th on the tour) to excel here.
Last tournament results - Honda Open (142 total field)
A: 6th place
B: 61st; NA
C: 43rd place
Dark Horse: 72nd place
YTD Avg: (Average field of 133 people)
A: 41st place
B: 29th place
C: 52nd place
Dark Horse: 55th place