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.[1]

2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship
Tournament information
DatesMarch 5–8, 2015
LocationDoral, Florida, U.S.
Course(s)Trump National Doral
Blue Monster Course
Tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Statistics
Par72
Length7,528 yards (6,884 m)
Field74 players
CutNone
Prize fund$9,250,000
8,277,405
Winner's share$1,570,000
€1,404,922
Champion
United States Dustin Johnson
279 (−9)
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Course layoutEdit

The tournament was played on the TPC Blue Monster course.[2]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 590 448 436 227 421 432 471 549 200 3,774 614 422 601 238 484 153 341 425 476 3,754 7,528
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 36 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 36 72

FieldEdit

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.[3][4] 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

Hiroyuki Fujita, Koumei Oda

4. The top 2 players from the final 2014 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Greg Chalmers, Steven Jeffress

5. The top 2 players from the final 2014 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit

Thomas Aiken, Danie van Tonder

6. The top 2 players from the final 2014 Asian Tour Order of Merit

Anirban Lahiri (7,8,9), David Lipsky

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

Alexander Norén, Gary Stal, Marc Warren

9. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of March 2, 2015

Paul Casey

10. The top 10 players from the 2015 FedExCup Points List, as of March 2, 2015

Bae Sang-moon, Charley Hoffman, Robert Streb

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)
  Ireland (1)
  Austria (1)
  Denmark (1)
  Finland (1)
  France (3)
  Germany (2)
  Netherlands (1)
  Spain (1)
  Sweden (2)

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
Justin Rose   England 2012 73 74 73 77 297 +9 55
Geoff Ogilvy   Australia 2008 74 76 74 75 299 +11 61

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, March 5, 2015

J. B. Holmes shot a 10-under-par 62 (one off the course record) to take a four-stroke lead over Ryan Moore.[6]

Place Player Country Score To par
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
Alexander Lévy   France
T6 Brooks Koepka   United States 69 −3
Henrik Stenson   Sweden
T8 Jamie Donaldson   Wales 70 −2
Jim Furyk   United States
Charley Hoffman   United States
Adam Scott   Australia
Gary Woodland   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, March 6, 2015

J. B. Holmes shot a one-over-par 73, 11 strokes worse than his first round, but maintained a lead over Ryan Moore. Adam Scott shot the low round of the day, a 4-under-par 68.[7]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 J. B. Holmes   United States 62-73=135 −9
2 Ryan Moore   United States 66-71=137 −7
3 Adam Scott   Australia 70-68=138 −6
T4 Henrik Stenson   Sweden 69-71=140 −4
Bubba Watson   United States 71-69=140
T6 Dustin Johnson   United States 68-73=141 −3
Alexander Lévy   France 68-73=141
Ryan Palmer   United States 71-70=141
T9 Jamie Donaldson   Wales 70-72=142 −2
Sergio García   Spain 73-69=142

Third roundEdit

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.[8]

Place Player Country Score To par
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
Henrik Stenson   Sweden 69-71-72=212
T8 Sergio García   Spain 73-69-71=213 −3
Adam Scott   Australia 70-68-75=213
Webb Simpson   United States 74-69-70=213
Lee Westwood   England 71-72-70=213

Final roundEdit

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.[9]

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
T4 Adam Scott   Australia 70-68-75-71=284 −4 365,000
Henrik Stenson   Sweden 69-71-72-72=284
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

ScorecardEdit

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4
  Johnson −6 −6 −6 −7 −7 −7 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9
  Holmes −11 −11 −10 −10 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8
  Watson −7 −7 −8 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dustin Johnson rides pressure to mark his comeback with Doral title". The Guardian. March 9, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Course". WGC-Cadillac Championship. 2015. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "Cadillac Championship: General Info". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Bolton, Rob (November 17, 2014). "2014–15 Qualifiers for majors, The Players, WGCs". PGA Tour.
  5. ^ Gray, Will (March 3, 2015). "Hahn skips Doral for birth of first child". Golf Channel.
  6. ^ "J.B. Holmes opens up 4-shot lead". ESPN. Associated Press. March 5, 2015.
  7. ^ "J.B. Holmes holds 2-shot lead". ESPN. March 6, 2015.
  8. ^ "J.B. Holmes ups lead to 5 shots". ESPN. Associated Press. March 7, 2015.
  9. ^ "Dustin Johnson rallies for Doral win". ESPN. Associated Press. March 9, 2015.

External linksEdit

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