2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship
The 2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship was a golf tournament played March 5–8 on the TPC Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral in Doral, Florida, a suburb west of Miami. It was the 16th WGC-Cadillac Championship tournament, and the first of the World Golf Championships events to be staged in 2015. The tournament was won by Dustin Johnson.
|Dates||March 5–8, 2015|
|Location||Doral, Florida, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Trump National Doral|
Blue Monster Course
|Length||7,528 yards (6,884 m)|
The tournament was played on the TPC Blue Monster course.
The field consisted of players from the top of the Official World Golf Ranking and the money lists/Orders of Merit from the six main professional golf tours. Seven players were appearing in their first WGC event: Morgan Hoffmann, Steven Jeffress, Brooks Koepka, Gary Stal, Robert Streb, Cameron Tringale and Danie van Tonder. A further eleven were playing in their first Cadillac Championship: Tommy Fleetwood, Mikko Ilonen, Anirban Lahiri, Alexander Lévy, David Lipsky, Shane Lowry, Koumei Oda, Brendon Todd, Marc Warren, Bernd Wiesberger, and Danny Willett. Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.
1. The top 30 players from the final 2014 FedExCup Points List
Jason Day (7,9,10), Rickie Fowler (7,9), Jim Furyk (7,9), Sergio García (2,7,9), Bill Haas (7,9), Russell Henley, Morgan Hoffmann, Billy Horschel (7,9), Dustin Johnson (7,9), Zach Johnson (7,9), Martin Kaymer (2,7,9), Chris Kirk (7,9), Matt Kuchar (7,9), Hunter Mahan (7,9), Hideki Matsuyama (7,9), Rory McIlroy (2,7,8,9), Kevin Na (7,9), Geoff Ogilvy, Ryan Palmer (7,9), Patrick Reed (7,9,10), Justin Rose (2,7,9), Adam Scott (7,9), John Senden, Webb Simpson (7,9), Jordan Spieth (7,9), Brendon Todd (7), Cameron Tringale, Jimmy Walker (7,9,10), Bubba Watson (7,9,10), Gary Woodland (7,9)
2. The top 20 players from the final 2014 European Tour Race to Dubai
Thomas Bjørn (7,9), Jamie Donaldson (7,9), Victor Dubuisson (7,9), Ross Fisher (8), Tommy Fleetwood, Stephen Gallacher (7,9), Mikko Ilonen, Brooks Koepka (7,9,10), Alexander Lévy, Shane Lowry (7,9), Joost Luiten (7,9), Graeme McDowell (7,9), Louis Oosthuizen (7,9), Ian Poulter (7,9), Marcel Siem, Henrik Stenson (7,9)
3. The top 2 players from the final 2014 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit
4. The top 2 players from the final 2014 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit
5. The top 2 players from the final 2014 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit
6. The top 2 players from the final 2014 Asian Tour Order of Merit
7. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of February 23, 2015
Keegan Bradley (9), Luke Donald (9), Jason Dufner (9), Branden Grace (8,9), J. B. Holmes (9), Thongchai Jaidee (8,9), Phil Mickelson (9), Ryan Moore (9), Charl Schwartzel (9), Brandt Snedeker (9,10), Lee Westwood (9), Bernd Wiesberger (8,9), Danny Willett (8,9)
8. The top 10 players from the 2015 European Tour Race to Dubai, as of February 23, 2015
9. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of March 2, 2015
10. The top 10 players from the 2015 FedExCup Points List, as of March 2, 2015
Nationalities in the fieldEdit
|North America (31)||South America (0)||Europe (26)||Oceania (6)||Asia (6)||Africa (5)|
|United States (31)||England (8)||Australia (6)||India (1)||South Africa (5)|
|Northern Ireland (2)||Japan (3)|
|Scotland (2)||South Korea (1)|
|Wales (1)||Thailand (1)|
Past champions in the fieldEdit
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Place|
|Patrick Reed||United States||2014||71||73||71||75||290||+2||T23|
|Phil Mickelson||United States||2009||74||74||71||72||291||+3||T31|
Thursday, March 5, 2015
|1||J. B. Holmes||United States||62||−10|
|2||Ryan Moore||United States||66||−6|
|T3||Rickie Fowler||United States||68||−4|
|Dustin Johnson||United States|
|T6||Brooks Koepka||United States||69||−3|
|Jim Furyk||United States|
|Charley Hoffman||United States|
|Gary Woodland||United States|
Friday, March 6, 2015
|1||J. B. Holmes||United States||62-73=135||−9|
|2||Ryan Moore||United States||66-71=137||−7|
|Bubba Watson||United States||71-69=140|
|T6||Dustin Johnson||United States||68-73=141||−3|
|Ryan Palmer||United States||71-70=141|
Saturday, March 7, 2015
J. B. Holmes birdied four straight holes on the back-9 to take a 5-shot lead after 54 holes. Both Holmes and Dustin Johnson recorded a hole-in-one on the par-3 4th within a span of 20 minutes. Bill Haas shot the low round of the day, a seven-under-par 65.
|1||J. B. Holmes||United States||62-73-70=205||−11|
|T2||Dustin Johnson||United States||68-73-69=210||−6|
|Bubba Watson||United States||71-69-70=210|
|4||Ryan Moore||United States||66-71-74=211||−5|
|T5||Bill Haas||United States||74-73-65=212||−4|
|Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||71-74-67=212|
|Webb Simpson||United States||74-69-70=213|
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Dustin Johnson shot a 3-under-par 69 to overcome a 5-shot deficit and win by one stroke over J. B. Holmes. It was his first win since his six-month leave from the game. Holmes shot a 3-over-par 75.
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Dustin Johnson||United States||68-73-69-69=279||−9||1,570,000|
|2||J. B. Holmes||United States||62-73-70-75=280||−8||930,000|
|3||Bubba Watson||United States||71-69-70-71=281||−7||540,000|
|6||Louis Oosthuizen||South Africa||71-74-67-73=285||−3||270,000|
|T7||Bill Haas||United States||74-73-65-74=286||−2||215,000|
|Webb Simpson||United States||74-69-70-73=286|
|T9||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||73-70-72-72=287||−1||163,333|
|Ryan Moore||United States||66-71-74-76=287|
|Kevin Na||United States||74-71-71-71=287|
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