WGC Cadillac Tournament Notes - 2012

imageDates: March 7-11, 2011

Where: TPC Blue Monster at Doral Resort & Spa

Par/Yards: 36-36—72/7,266

Field: Estimated 74 players

· The top 30 players from the final 2011 FedExCup Points List.
· The top 20 players from the final 2011 European Tour Race to Dubai
· The top 50 players, including any players tied for 50th place, from the Official World Golf Ranking (as of Feb. 27, 2012 and March 5, 2012).
· The top 10 players from the European Tour Race to Dubai Standings in 2011 (as of Feb. 27, 2012).
· The top 10 players from the FedExCup Points List in 2012 (as of March 5, 2012).
· The top 2 players from the final 2011 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit.
· The top 2 players from the final 2011 Australasian Tour Order of Merit
· The top 2 players from the final 2011 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit.
· The top 2 players from the final 2011 Asian Tour Order of Merit.

NOTE: All 50 of the Top 100 will be present.

Format: Four-day, 72-hole stroke-play competition; no cut

Defending Champion: Nick Watney

Purse: $8,500,000; Winner’s Share: $1.4 million

Twitter: @CadillacChamp

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/CadillacChampionship

TV Times
Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9
1:00 – 6:00 p.m. GOLF
Saturday, March 10
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  GOLF
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  NBC
Sunday, March 11 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  golF
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  NBC

The Field
All 50 players from the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking will be present, as will all of the top 20 from the European Tour’s 2011 Race to Dubai standings and all top 30 from the PGA TOUR’s 2011 FedExCup standings. In addition, the WGC Cadillac will feature the top 10 in this year’s Race to Dubai and FedExCup standings.

The WGC Cadillac has a terrific mix of young and established stars, including No. 1 ranked Rory McIlory of Northern Ireland, Martin Kaymer, Hunter Mahan, Dustin Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood. With all 50 of the top 50 in the world playing this week, the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship joins an elite list of tournaments to boast all top 50 in the rankings playing in the event.

Players with multiple World Golf Championships wins

Tiger Woods (16)
Accenture Match Play Championship – 2003, 2004, 2008
Cadillac Championship – 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
Bridgestone Invitational – 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

Geoff Ogilvy (3)
Accenture Match Play Championship – 2006, 2009
Cadillac Championship – 2008

Darren Clarke (2)
Accenture Match Play Championship – 2000
Bridgestone Invitational – 2003

Ernie Els (2)
Cadillac Championship – 2004, 2010

Hunter Mahan (2)
Accenture Match Play Championship – 2012
Bridgestone Invitational – 2010

Phil Mickelson (2)
Cadillac Championship – 2009
HSBC Champions – 2009

At 29 years, 9 months and 9 days old when he won in Tucson, Mahan joined Tiger Woods as the only players to capture multiple World Golf Championships events in their 20s. Mahan’s four career wins on the PGA TOUR are the second-most by players currently in their 20s. Here’s the list of players with three or more wins: Dustin Johnson (5), Hunter Mahan (4), Bill Haas (4), Sean O’Hair (4), Camilo Villegas (3) and Anthony Kim (3).

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