WGC Cadillac Winners and History

imageThe WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral is one of four World Golf Championship events for the mens’ professional golf tours. Prize money from the event is official on both the PGA Tour and the European PGA Tour.

The event has been played at seven different venues in its short history:

  • 1999 – 2000 at the Valderrama Golf Club in San Roque, Spain
  • 2001 (scheduled for, but not played due to the Sept. 11 attacks) at the Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2002 at the Mount Juliet Golf Club in Thomastown, Ireland
  • 2003 at the Capital City Club in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2004 at the Mount Juliet Golf Club in Thomastown, Ireland
  • 2005 at Harding Park in San Francisco
  • 2006 at the Grove in Hertfordshire, England
  • and since 2007 at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in FloridaThe event also has had three different sponsors. The initial sponsor was American Expresss (1999 – 2006), followed by CA (2007 – 2010) and now Cadillac.The Cadillac Championship is played over 72 holes in the stroke play format. The starting field consists of:
  • Top 50 players from the Official World Golf Rankings (one week and two weeks prior to event)
  • Top players from member tours’ money lists or orders of merit (from last complete season)
  • Top 30 PGA Tour FedEx Cup list (also top 10 from one week prior to event)
  • Top 20 European Tour (also top 10 from two weeks prior to event)
  • Top 2 each from Asian Tour, Japan Golf Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, and Sunshine TourDue to overlaps on the above qualifications, the field consisst of approximately 70 eligible players, half that (144 to 156 players) for most regular PGA Tour events. Because of the limited field, there is no 36-hole cut.Tiger Woods (who else?) holds the record for most wins at 6. He also had the lowest aggregate score at 261 (2006) and the lowest to par at -25 (2002).For a list of past winners, see below:
WGC Doral Past Winners
Year Player Country Score To par 1st prize ($) Purse ($)
2016 Adam Scott Australia 276 -12 1,620,000 9,500,000
2015 Dustin Johnson United States 279 -9 1,572,500 9,250,000
2014 Patrick Reed United States 284 -4 1,530,000 900,000
2013 Tiger Woods United States 269 -19 1,500,000 8,750,000
2012 Justin Rose England 272 -16 1,400,000 8,500,000
2011 Nick Watney United States 272 -16 1,400,000 8,500,000
2010 Ernie Els South Africa 270 -18 1,400,000 8,500,000
2009 Phil Mickelson United States 269 -19 1,400,000 8,500,000
2008 Geoff Ogilvy Australia 271 -17 1,350,000 8,000,000
2007 Tiger Woods United States 278 -10 1,350,000 8,000,000
2006 Tiger Woods United States 261 -23 1,300,000 7,500,000
2005 Tiger Woods United States 270 -10 1,300,000 7,500,000
2004 Ernie Els South Africa 270 -18 1,200,000 7,000,000
2003 Tiger Woods United States 274 -6 1,050,000 6,000,000
2002 Tiger Woods United States 263 -25 1,000,000 5,500,000
2001 Cancelled due to September 11 attacks
2000 Mike Weir Canada 277 -7 1,000,000 5,000,000
1999 Tiger Woods United States 278 -6 1,000,000 5,000,000

Prior to the WGC Championship, a long-running PGA Tour event was held at Doral. The past winners for that tournament are listed below:

Doral Championship Past Winners
Year Winner Country Winning Score 1st Prize ($)
Ford Championship at Doral
2006 Tiger Woods (2) United States 268 (-20) 990,000
2005 Tiger Woods (1) United States 264 (-24) 990,000
2004 Craig Parry Australia 271 (-17)PO 900,000
2003 Scott Hoch United States 271 (-17)PO 900,000
Genuity Championship
2002 Ernie Els South Africa 271 (-17) 846,000
2001 Joe Durant United States 270 (-18) 810,000
Doral – Ryder Open
2000 Jim Furyk United States 265 (-23) 540,000
1999 Steve Elkington (2) Australia 275 (-13) 540,000
1998 Michael Bradley United States 278 (-10) 360,000
1997 Steve Elkington (1) Australia 275 (-13) 324,000
1996 Greg Norman (3) Australia 269 (-19) 324,000
1995 Nick Faldo England 273 (-15) 270,000
1994 John Huston United States 274 (-14) 252,000
1993 Greg Norman (2) Australia 265 (-23) 252,000
1992 Raymond Floyd (3) United States 271 (-17) 252,000
1991 Rocco Mediate United States 276 (-12)PO 252,000
1990 Greg Norman (1) Australia 273 (-15)PO 252,000
1989 Bill Glasson United States 275 (-13) 234,000
1988 Ben Crenshaw United States 274 (-14) 180,000
1987 Lanny Wadkins United States 277 (-11) 180,000
Doral-Eastern Open
1986 Andy Bean (3) United States 276 (-12)PO 90,000
1985 Mark McCumber (2) United States 284 (-4) 72,000
1984 Tom Kite United States 272 (-16) 72,000
1983 Gary Koch United States 271 (-17) 54,000
1982 Andy Bean (2) United States 278 (-10) 54,000
1981 Raymond Floyd (2) United States 273 (-15) 45,000
1980 Raymond Floyd (1) United States 279 (-9)PO 45,000
1979 Mark McCumber (1) United States 279 (-9) 45,000
1978 Tom Weiskopf United States 272 (-16) 40,000
1977 Andy Bean (1) United States 277 (-11) 40,000
1976 Hubert Green United States 270 (-18) 40,000
1975 Jack Nicklaus (2) United States 276 (-12) 30,000
1974 Buddy Allin United States 272 (-16) 30,000
1973 Lee Trevino United States 276 (-12) 30,000
1972 Jack Nicklaus (1) United States 276 (-12) 30,000
Doral-Eastern Open Invitational
1971 J. C. Snead United States 275 (-13) 30,000
1970 Mike Hill United States 279 (-9) 30,000
Doral Open Invitational
1969 Tom Shaw United States 276 (-12) 30,000
1968 Gardner Dickinson United States 275 (-13) 20,000
1967 Doug Sanders (2) United States 275 (-9) 20,000
1966 Phil Rodgers United States 278 (-10) 20,000
1965 Doug Sanders (1) United States 274 (-14) 11,000
1964 Billy Casper (2) United States 277 (-11) 7,500
Doral C.C. Open Invitational
1963 Dan Sikes United States 283 (-5) 9,000
1962 Billy Casper (1) United States 283 (-5) 9,000

Michigan’s own Mike Hill was the winner in 1970!

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1 thought on “WGC Cadillac Winners and History”

  1. A really strong field for the Doral event.

    It looks like another one of these courses that Tiger Woods has a liking for having won 6 times. Is the man to beat this week.

    I’ll be interested to see how Rory McIlroy backs up after last week.

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