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Top field poised to do battle at the WGC Cadillac Championship

| 07.03.2012

Rory McIlroy heads into his first tournament since claiming the World No.1 spot last weekend as the 6/1 favourite – but he must see off the best field yet assembled for a tournament in 2012.

Tiger Woods (7/1) finished runner-up behind McIlroy at the Honda Classic last weekend thanks to his amazing closing 62 – his lowest ever final round in a PGA Tour event – and finally looks to have found his touch on the greens again.

Not only does Woods’ game look to finally be coming together, but he can look back at an incredible record at the WGC Cadillac Championship.

The 14-times major champion has won the event an incredible six times since the tournament was first staged in 1999 although he is without a win in any of the previous four renewals.

Outside of the two big favourites, Phil Mickelson has been enjoying some good form of late and won at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am last month.

He is 12/1 to get his second victory at this tournament and, with the way he marched to victory at Pebble Beach, backing the Californian to win his second tournament of the season may be worth some serious consideration.

Woods’ final round of 62 at the Honda Classic may have grabbed all the headlines but Lee Westwood wasn’t far behind and came home in 63 shots to finish in fourth spot.

He’s been steady if not spectacular so far this term but he too looks to have got his putting stroke going well and is 14/1 to win in Florida this weekend.

Finally, two former World No.1s – Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer – can be backed at 20/1 and 25/1 respectively.



Richard Anderson