2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship

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2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship
Tournament information
Dates March 8–11, 2012
Location Doral, Florida, U.S.
Course(s) Doral Golf Resort & Spa
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Statistics
Par 72
Length 7,334 yards (6,706 m)
Field 74 players
Cut None
Prize fund $8,500,000
6,308,116
Winner's share $1,400,000
€1,048,140
Champion
England Justin Rose
272 (–16)

The 2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship was a golf tournament played from March 8–11 on the TPC Blue Monster course at Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Doral, Florida, a suburb west of Miami. It was the 13th WGC-Cadillac Championship tournament, and the second of the World Golf Championships events to be staged in 2012.

Justin Rose won his first WGC event, one stroke ahead of runner-up Bubba Watson, the 54-hole leader.[1] Watson rebounded and won his first Masters the following month.

Course layout[edit]

The tournament was played on the TPC Blue Monster course.

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total [2]
Yards 529 418 438 236 394 442 454 560 169 3,640 551 402 603 245 460 175 372 419 467 3,694 7,334
Par 5 4 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 36 5 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 36 72

Field[edit]

Doral is located in United States
Doral
Doral
Location in the United States

The field consisted of players from the top of the Official World Golf Ranking and the money lists/Order of Merit from the six main professional golf tours. All 74 players that qualified for the tournament played in it. Branden Grace was the only player in the field who was appearing in his first WGC event. Players qualified based on the following qualification rules:[3][4] Each player is classified according to the first category in which he qualified, but other categories are shown in parentheses.

1. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of February 27, 2012[5]
Aaron Baddeley (2,3), Bae Sang-moon (2,7), Thomas Bjørn (2,5), Keegan Bradley (2,3,4), Paul Casey (2), Choi Kyung-Ju (2,3), Ben Crane (2), Jason Day (2,3), Luke Donald (2,3,5), Jason Dufner (2,3), Simon Dyson (2,5), Rickie Fowler (2), Sergio García (2,5), Bill Haas (2,3,4), Anders Hansen (2,5), Peter Hanson (2,5,6), Fredrik Jacobson (2,3), Miguel Ángel Jiménez (5), Dustin Johnson (2,3), Zach Johnson (2), Robert Karlsson (2), Martin Kaymer (2,5), Kim Kyung-tae (2), Matt Kuchar (2,3), Martin Laird (2), Paul Lawrie (2,5,6), Hunter Mahan (2,3,4), Graeme McDowell (2,5), Rory McIlroy (2,4,5,6), Phil Mickelson (2,3,4), Francesco Molinari (2), Geoff Ogilvy (2,3), Louis Oosthuizen (2,5,6), Ian Poulter (2), Álvaro Quirós (2,5), Justin Rose (2,3), Charl Schwartzel (2,5), Adam Scott (2,3), John Senden (2,3), Webb Simpson (2,3), Brandt Snedeker (2,3,4), Kyle Stanley (2,4), Steve Stricker (2,3,4), David Toms (2,3), Bo Van Pelt (2,3), Nick Watney (2,3), Bubba Watson (2,3), Lee Westwood (2,5,6), Mark Wilson (2,3,4), Tiger Woods (2)

2. The top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, as of March 5, 2012[6]
Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (5)

3. The top 30 players from the final 2011 FedExCup Points List
Jonathan Byrd, Charles Howell III, Chez Reavie, Vijay Singh, Gary Woodland, Yang Yong-eun

4. The top 10 players from the 2012 FedExCup Points List, as of March 5, 2012
Johnson Wagner

5. The top 20 players from the final 2011 European Tour Order of Merit
Darren Clarke, Nicolas Colsaerts, Pablo Larrazábal, Alexander Norén

6. The top 10 players from the European Tour Race to Dubai Standings, as of February 27, 2012[7]
Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Retief Goosen, Branden Grace, Jbe' Kruger, Robert Rock

7. The top 2 players from the final 2011 Japan Golf Tour Order of Merit
Tadahiro Takayama

8. The top 2 players from the final 2011 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit
Greg Chalmers, Marcus Fraser

9. The top 2 players from the final 2011 Sunshine Tour Order of Merit
Garth Mulroy, Hennie Otto

10. The top 2 players from the final 2011 Asian Tour Order of Merit
Tetsuji Hiratsuka, Juvic Pagunsan

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Place
Nick Watney  United States 2011 71 73 69 67 280 –8 T17
Phil Mickelson  United States 2009 72 71 71 71 285 –3 T43
Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 2008 73 73 70 73 289 +1 T55
Tiger Woods  United States 1999, 2002, 2003,
2005, 2006, 2007
72 67 68 WD

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Place Player Country Score To par
T1 Jason Dufner  United States 66 –6
Adam Scott  Australia
T3 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 68 –4
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa
T5 Aaron Baddeley  Australia 69 –3
Keegan Bradley  United States
Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain
Juvic Pagunsan  Philippines
Álvaro Quirós  Spain
Justin Rose  England
Kyle Stanley  United States
Steve Stricker  United States

Second round[edit]

Friday, March 9, 2012

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bubba Watson  United States 70-62=132 –12
2 Justin Rose  England 69-64=133 –11
3 Adam Scott  Australia 66-68=134 –10
4 Peter Hanson  Sweden 70-65=135 –9
T5 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 68-68=136 –8
Keegan Bradley  United States 69-67=136
T7 Charles Howell III  United States 70-67=137 –7
Martin Kaymer  Germany 73-64=137
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 68-69=137
T10 Luke Donald  England 70-68=138 –6
Jason Dufner  United States 66-72=138
Zach Johnson  United States 70-68=138
Kyle Stanley  United States 69-69=138
Bo Van Pelt  United States 73-65=138

Third round[edit]

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Bubba Watson  United States 70-62-67=199 –17
T2 Keegan Bradley  United States 69-67-66=202 –14
Justin Rose  England 69-64-69=202
4 Peter Hanson  Sweden 70-65-69=204 –12
T5 Zach Johnson  United States 70-68-67=205 –11
Matt Kuchar  United States 72-67-66=205
7 Johnson Wagner  United States 70-69-67=205 –10
T8 Luke Donald  England 70-68-69=207 –9
Martin Kaymer  Germany 73-64-70=207
Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 73-69-65=207
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 68-69-70=207
Webb Simpson  United States 75-66-66=207
Tiger Woods  United States 72-67-68=207

Final round[edit]

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The 54-hole leader Bubba Watson stumbled early in the round and was 3 over par for the front nine, surrendering the lead to Keegan Bradley who was –3 after 7 holes. At one point Bradley led by 2 strokes but he stumbled on the back nine which included a three-putt from 4 feet and a 4 over par finish in the last 4 holes. Rory McIlroy also got into contention with an eagle on the 12th hole and was 1 back of the lead but a bogey on the 14th stopped his momentum. Justin Rose grabbed the lead on the back nine and never relinquished it, though on the final hole, Watson hit a brilliant shot from the rough and around the trees to 8 feet, but missed the ensuing putt which would have resulted in him getting into a playoff with Rose. Tiger Woods withdrew from the tournament after the third round because of an Achilles injury.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Justin Rose  England 69-64-69-70=272 –16 1,400,000
2 Bubba Watson  United States 70-62-67-74=273 –15 845,000
3 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 73-69-66-67=274 –14 516,000
T4 Peter Hanson  Sweden 70-65-69-71=275 –13 362,500
Charl Schwartzel  South Africa 68-69-70-68=275
T6 Luke Donald  England 70-68-69-69=276 –12 260,000
John Senden  Australia 76-67-68-65=276
T8 Keegan Bradley  United States 69-67-67-75=277 –11 165,000
Matt Kuchar  United States 72-67-66-72=277
Steve Stricker  United States 69-70-69-69=277
Bo Van Pelt  United States 73-65-70-69=277

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