2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship

The 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship was a golf tournament which was played March 3–6 on the TPC Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral in Doral, Florida, a suburb west of Miami. It was the 17th WGC-Cadillac Championship tournament, the first of the World Golf Championships events in 2016, and the final edition of the tournament played in Doral.[1] The tournament was won by Adam Scott.

2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship
Tournament information
DatesMarch 3–6, 2016
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)
Field66 players
CutNone
Prize fund$9,500,000
8,583,303
Winner's share$1,620,000
€1,463,679
Champion
Australia Adam Scott
276 (−12)
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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] Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.

Five players made their WGC debut: Kristoffer Broberg, Nathan Holman, Smylie Kaufman, Yūsaku Miyazato, and Jordan Zunic.

1. The top 30 players from the final 2015 FedExCup Points List

Daniel Berger, Steven Bowditch, Paul Casey (7,9), Jason Day (7,9), Harris English, Rickie Fowler (7,9), Bill Haas (7,9), Charley Hoffman, J. B. Holmes (7,9), Dustin Johnson (7,9), Zach Johnson (7,9), Kevin Kisner (7,9,10), Brooks Koepka (7,9), Matt Kuchar (7,9), Danny Lee (7,9), Hideki Matsuyama (7,9), Rory McIlroy (2,7.9), Kevin Na (7,9,10), Louis Oosthuizen (2,7,9), Scott Piercy (7,9), Patrick Reed (2,7,9), Justin Rose (2,7,9), Brandt Snedeker (7,9,10), Jordan Spieth (7,9), Henrik Stenson (2,7,8,9), Robert Streb (7,9), Jimmy Walker (7,9), Bubba Watson (7,9)

  • Bae Sang-moon was unable to compete due to a military obligation in South Korea.
  • Jim Furyk (7,9) was unable to compete due to wrist surgery.
2. The top 20 players from the final 2015 European Tour Race to Dubai

An Byeong-hun (7,8,9), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (7,9), Kristoffer Broberg, Victor Dubuisson (7,9), Ross Fisher, Matthew Fitzpatrick (7,9), Branden Grace (7,8,9), Søren Kjeldsen (7,9), Anirban Lahiri (6,7,9), Shane Lowry (7,9), Andy Sullivan (7,8,9), Bernd Wiesberger (7,9), Danny Willett (7,8,9), Chris Wood (7,8,9)

3. The top 2 players from the final 2015 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit

Kim Kyung-tae, Yūsaku Miyazato

4. The top 2 players from the final 2015 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit

Nathan Holman (8), Jordan Zunic

5. The top 2 players from the final 2015 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit

George Coetzee, Charl Schwartzel (7,8,9)

6. The top 2 players from the final 2015 Asian Tour Order of Merit

Scott Hend

7. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of February 22, 2016

Jamie Donaldson, Sergio García (9), Emiliano Grillo (9), Billy Horschel (9), Martin Kaymer (9), Russell Knox (9,10), Marc Leishman (9), David Lingmerth (9), Phil Mickelson (9), Adam Scott (9,10), Justin Thomas (9,10)

8. The top 10 players from the 2016 European Tour Race to Dubai, as of February 22, 2016

Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Marcus Fraser

9. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of February 29, 2016
10. The top 10 players from the 2016 FedExCup Points List, as of February 29, 2016

Jason Dufner, Fabián Gómez, Smylie Kaufman, Graeme McDowell

Nationalities in the fieldEdit

North America (24) South America (2) Europe (21) Oceania (9) Asia (6) Africa (4)
  United States (24)   Argentina (2)   England (7)   Australia (8)   India (1)   South Africa (4)
  Northern Ireland (2)   New Zealand (1)   Japan (2)
  Scotland (1)   South Korea (2)
  Wales (1)   Thailand (1)
  Ireland (1)
  Austria (1)
  Denmark (1)
  France (1)
  Germany (1)
  Spain (2)
  Sweden (3)

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Phil Mickelson   United States 2009 67 72 70 70 279 −9 5
Dustin Johnson   United States 2015 72 64 71 79 286 −2 T14
Justin Rose   England 2012 75 73 72 67 287 −1 T17
Patrick Reed   United States 2014 77 74 74 72 297 +9 T52

Round summariesEdit

First roundEdit

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Marcus Fraser and Scott Piercy shot rounds of 66 (−6) to take a one-shot lead over Phil Mickelson.[5]

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Marcus Fraser   Australia 66 −6
Scott Piercy   United States
3 Phil Mickelson   United States 67 −5
T4 Jason Dufner   United States 68 −4
Charley Hoffman   United States
Adam Scott   Australia
Danny Willett   England
T8 Jordan Spieth   United States 69 −3
Jimmy Walker   United States
Bubba Watson   United States

Second roundEdit

Friday, March 4, 2016

Adam Scott shot a 66 (−6) to take a two-stroke lead over Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy. Johnson, the defending champion, shot the low round of the day, an 8-under-par 64. First round co-leaders Marcus Fraser and Scott Piercy both shot 77 to fall down the leaderboard.[6]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Adam Scott   Australia 68-66=134 −10
T2 Dustin Johnson   United States 72-64=136 −8
Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 71-65=136
4 Danny Willett   England 68-69=137 −7
T5 Charley Hoffman   United States 68-70=138 −6
Bubba Watson   United States 69-69=138
T7 Paul Casey   England 71-68=139 −5
Phil Mickelson   United States 67-72=139
T9 Jason Dufner   United States 68-72=140 −4
Anirban Lahiri   India 70-70=140
Charl Schwartzel   South Africa 73-67=140

Third roundEdit

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Rory McIlroy took a three-stroke lead over Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott by shooting at 4-under-par 68.[7]

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 71-65-68=204 −12
T2 Dustin Johnson   United States 72-64-71=207 −9
Adam Scott   Australia 68-66-73=207
T4 Phil Mickelson   United States 67-72-70=209 −7
Bubba Watson   United States 69-69-71=209
Danny Willett   England 68-69-72=209
T7 Rafael Cabrera-Bello   Spain 73-71-67=211 −5
Sergio García   Spain 73-71-67=211
Anirban Lahiri   India 70-70-71=211
T10 Harris English   United States 71-70-71=212 −4
Rickie Fowler   United States 70-71-71=212
Charley Hoffman   United States 68-70-74=212
Smylie Kaufman   United States 71-70-71=212
Charl Schwartzel   South Africa 73-67-72=212

Final roundEdit

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Adam Scott recovered from two double bogeys in his first five holes with six birdies the rest of the round to prevail by one stroke over Bubba Watson. Rory McIlroy entered the round with a three-stroke lead but recorded three bogeys and failed to make birdie until the 16th to finish two shots behind Scott. The victory was Scott's second consecutive win on the PGA Tour, having won The Honda Classic the week before.[8]

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Adam Scott   Australia 68-66-73-69=276 −12 1,620,000
2 Bubba Watson   United States 69-69-71-68=277 −11 1,018,000
T3 Rory McIlroy   Northern Ireland 71-65-68-74=278 −10 483,000
Danny Willett   England 68-69-72-69=278
5 Phil Mickelson   United States 67-72-70-70=279 −9 342,000
6 Jimmy Walker   United States 69-72-73-66=280 −8 280,000
7 Paul Casey   England 71-68-75-68=282 −6 240,000
T8 Rickie Fowler   United States 70-71-71-71=283 −5 197,500
Smylie Kaufman   United States 71-70-71-71=283
10 Harris English   United States 71-70-71-72=284 −4 165,000

ScorecardEdit

Eagle Birdie Bogey Double bogey

Final round

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
  Scott −10 −10 −8 −8 −6 −7 −7 −8 −8 −9 −10 −11 −11 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12
  Watson −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11
  McIlroy −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −12 −11 −11 −10 −10 −10 −10 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −10
  Willett −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10 −10 −9 −10 −10 −10 −10 −11 −11 −10
  Mickelson −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −10 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −9 −10 −10 −9
  Johnson −9 −9 −7 −7 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −6 −4 −3 −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PGA Tour moves tournament from Trump Doral to Mexico City". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Course". WGC-Cadillac Championship. 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  3. ^ "Cadillac Championship: General Info". PGA Tour. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Bolton, Rob (November 17, 2014). "2015–16 Qualifiers for majors, The Players, WGCs". PGA Tour.
  5. ^ "Phil Mickelson shoots 67 at Doral; Scott Piercy, Marcus Fraser lead". ESPN. Associated Press. March 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Adam Scott leads Cadillac Championship; Rory McIlroy 2 back". ESPN. Associated Press. March 5, 2016.
  7. ^ "Rory McIlroy takes three-shot lead over Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson". ESPN. Associated Press. March 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Adam Scott rallies at Cadillac for 2nd straight win". ESPN. March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 6, 2016.

External linksEdit

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