Six Aussies and a Senior to tee up at WGC event

Senior joins field at Cadillac Championship
After barely catching our breath after the last World Golf Championship event rolls along. This time it is the newly named Cadillac Championship being held as per usual, at TPC Blue Monster golf Course at Doral in Florida.
PGA Tour chairman Tim Finchem once said that the ‘World’ in World Golf Championships means the world’s best players, not necessarily referencing where they are played. While it is hard to follow Finchem’s logic in basic arithmetic, he is right about the players as the WGC events. They do always produce quality, interesting fields. Take a look at the seven Australians in the field this week.

Peter Senior joins Robert Allenby, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Aaron Baddeley, Marcus Fraser and past winner Geoff Ogilvy in the field. Senior makes the field courtesy of his second placing in the Australasian Tour of Merit (behind Geoff Ogilvy). As strange as it seems, he has better form that some of the other Aussies in the field.
You have to like Jason Day’s prospects after a great showing at the match play event a few weeks ago and Geoff Ogilvy is slowly, slowly ironing out the creases in his game. Coming off a win at the Northern Trust Open, Aaron Baddeley could be worth a bet here but there are question marks over the other guys, particularly Adam Scott who is having more trouble on the greens.
Australians have had it good at the Blue Monster with Greg Norman winning three times and it is hard to forget Craig Parry’s hole out on the playoff hole in 2004. As far as this particular WGC event goes, Geoff Ogilvy won by a shot in 2009 when he stopped Tiger Woods’ seven tournament winning streak.
Let’s hope for some Aussie luck at the Blue Monster this week. Maybe we might have a Senior moment.

One thought on “Six Aussies and a Senior to tee up at WGC event

  • March 10, 2011 at 07:21

    As much as i love him, i find it hard to believe that Pete Senior will have a good week. Some of those par fours will almost be out of reach for him in two meaning his short game will have to be very sharp.


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