Breaking New: Tiger Woods (12/1) is not the favorite for the WGC-Cadillac at Doral.
Whether that’s because of fears for his back, or just because favorite Rory McIlroy is surging lately, it is impossible to say. It is an unusual occurrence, though. There’s a strong train of thought that Tiger should be the favorite every time he tees it up.
As I’ve said for a couple of years now, though, injuries and age are catching up to the Great One. He’s thirty-eight now, and is more like forty five in golf years; Tiger’s been playing high level competitions ten years longer than Jack Nicklaus at the same age.
That said, along with Tiger, Adam Scott is in at 12/1. Scott can actually take the world number one position this week with a win at Doral and a finish by Tiger of seventh or worse. Scott is an amazing driver of the ball, but I’m not sold on his skills with the flat stick.
Dustin Johnson at 14/1 is an interesting pick. I think he’s due. Sergio Garcia at 18/1 is surging, and got into a t8 last weekend at the Honda Classic with a final round 67. I think this is his year for a Major—likely the Open Championship.
Jason Day, who also is likely to win a Major this year, is in at 20/1. Bubba Watson, who seems to have his game back this year, is in at 22/1, along with new sensation Jordan Speith.
The fields are so deep today, though, that I think picks are next to impossible to make.
The compete odds for the 2014 WGC Cadillac Championship are below:
|Brendon De Jonge||125/1|
|Miguel Angel Jimenez||200/1|
|Dawie Van Der Walt||250/1|