Golf Betting Preview: Cadillac Championship

Cadillac Championship logoAll of the top golfers in the world are in the field this week for the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral, Florida. It is the best field that any tournament has had in two years as all of the Top 50 in the world will be playing this week.

The top four players in the world and 10 of the top 20 are all Europeans. Germany’s Martin Kaymer is the No. 1 ranked player in the world followed by England’s Lee Westwood and Luke Donald, and Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell.

Kaymer is the slight favorite to win the tournament at 8.5-1 at

American Tiger Woods is ranked No. 5 in the world but he has not won a tournament in more than a year and is rarely in contention. Woods still gets respect on the odds board though as he is the co-second choice with McDowell at 9.5-1.

Everyone else is listed at more than double-digit odds including Phil Mickelson at 15-1, Westwood and Paul Casey at 17-1, Nick Watney at 18-1 and Luke Donald at 23-1.

This is the first time since 2009 that all of the top 50 in the world rankings will be in the same event. Unless a player withdraws this will be the best field of the year. The course at Doral is nicknamed the Blue Monster but it is not a tough course. In fact, the winner in the last three years has averaged finishing 18-under par.

There could be a lot of wind this weekend at Doral and that could favor McDowell who is used to playing in the wind in Northern Ireland. Watney nearly won this event two years ago and he has been in the Top 10 in each of his four starts this year.

Also worth a look this week is Matt Kuchar who tied for third last year. He is listed at 26-1 along with Rory McIlroy.

Since this is such an unbelievably talented field you can find some really great longshots this week. Steve Stricker has odds of 37-1, Rickey Fowler is 43-1 and last week’s winner Rory Sabbatini is 62-1. There will not be another event this season where you can get such great golfers at big odds.

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