WGC Cadillac Championship - Power Rankings
This week marks the first World Golf Championship of 2016, and it will have a certain “presidential” feel. While he likely will not have the same presence as he did last year, Republican candidate Donald Trump will serve as this week’s host, as the event returns to Trump Doral Golf Resort. In 2015, “the Donald” could be seen throughout the grounds, and was constantly in front of the cameras during the event. It will be interesting to see if he makes an appearance at this year’s event, but regardless, it can be assumed that he will be in front of a camera somewhere this weekend - but for different reasons.
Could it be that the 2017 playing of this event could actually be hosted by the President of the United States? With each passing day, this seems to become a more realistic possibility.
Enough about politics, let’s examine this week’s event.
Adam Scott - A great win at the Honda, and a T2 the week prior (Northern Trust). The last two weeks on Tour have shown that he is in peak form and is showing no signs of slowing down. Going to a non-anchored putter hasn’t seemed to bother him in the least. Finished T4 at this event in 2015.
Bubba Watson - Win two weeks ago at Riviera moved him up to number 4 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Finished two shots back in 2015, and just one shot back in 2014.
Rickie Fowler - Don’t let his struggles on the weekend last week at PGA National fool you. Rickie is playing great golf, and since last year’s Players Championship, he has shown that he can get the job done on the big stage.
Jordan Spieth - Uncharacteristic play at the Northern Trust, easily missing the cut. I refuse to become a doubter after one poor performance. I expect him to come back this week rested, and motivated.
Rory McIlroy - Missed cut last week at PGA National. Has struggled with consistency over the last couple events, but his game has shown that it’s close, and I expect him to find the winner’s circle in the very near future.