WGC-Workday Championship 2021 Preview
The first leg of the World Golf Championships gets underway at the end of February, as some of the leading players in the world head to Florida. It promises to be an engaging event on the PGA Tour, as the leading players contest the first of four WGC events that are scheduled to take place this year.
There will be a number of players involved that will expect to win the event, which means cutting through the field to find a winner will have similarities with how to bet on Melbourne Cup 2021. Understanding the event, and the past winners will make for essential reading before making a wager on the event.
History Of The WGC- Workday
The WGC- Workday has been a prominent part of the golfing calendar since 1999, and it has seen a number of the most well-known players involved in the competition. It has been known by a number of previous names in the past, including the WGC-Cadillac Championship and WGC-CA Championship. Winners of the event have picked up the Gene Sarazen Cup, but it hasn’t always been staged in February. When it was first introduced, it was staged in November, before being moved to September from 2007.
Organisers felt that this date was the best suitable time to be a part of the PGA Tour, but it was moved again to March and rebranded under various sponsors. During this time, it also found a new home at the Doral Golf Resort, which signalled the end to the Ford Championship after 45 years of the event. The event moved to a new home at the Club de Golf Chapultepec after Cadillac stopped sponsoring the event, and it immediately became a success. In 2019, the championship was a sell-out, as it was the first time that Tiger Woods had appeared to compete in a golf event in Mexico. However, the event returns to Florida this year due to the travel restrictions that have been imposed due to COVID-19.
Tiger Woods is the most successful player in the history of this event, as he has won the WGC- Workday on seven previous occasions. The American’s last win came at Doral in 2013, as he beat Steve Stricker by two strokes.
Players from the United States have dominated the WGC- Workday throughout its history, as only five non-Americans have won the event. The most recent player to achieve that feat was Adam Scott in 2016.
Recent winners of the event will dominate the betting markets for the event this year, as Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson have both achieved successes in this over the past couple of years. Johnson recorded one of widest winning margins back in 2019, as he beat Rory McIlroy by five strokes.
That was the widest winning margin since Woods won the event by eight strokes in 2006. Meanwhile, the defending champion coming into the event this year will be Reed, who picked up $1.82 million by winning the championship last year. Reed managed to pick up the win after holding off Bryson DeChambeau in a tense finish.