2012 WGC-Cadillac Championship
|Dates||March 8–11, 2012|
|Location||Doral, Florida, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Doral Golf Resort & Spa|
|Length||7,334 yards (6,706 m)|
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.
The tournament was played on the TPC Blue Monster course.
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: 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
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)
4. The top 10 players from the 2012 FedExCup Points List, as of March 5, 2012
Past champions in the field
|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|
|Tiger Woods||United States||1999, 2002, 2003,
2005, 2006, 2007
Thursday, March 8, 2012
|T1||Jason Dufner||United States||66||−6|
|Charl Schwartzel||South Africa|
|Keegan Bradley||United States|
|Miguel Ángel Jiménez||Spain|
|Kyle Stanley||United States|
|Steve Stricker||United States|
Friday, March 9, 2012
|1||Bubba Watson||United States||70-62=132||−12|
|Keegan Bradley||United States||69-67=136|
|T7||Charles Howell III||United States||70-67=137||−7|
|Charl Schwartzel||South Africa||68-69=137|
|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|
Saturday, March 10, 2012
|1||Bubba Watson||United States||70-62-67=199||−17|
|T2||Keegan Bradley||United States||69-67-66=202||−14|
|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=206||−10|
|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|
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 ($)|
|2||Bubba Watson||United States||70-62-67-74=273||−15||845,000|
|3||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||73-69-65-67=274||−14||516,000|
|Charl Schwartzel||South Africa||68-69-70-68=275|
|T8||Keegan Bradley||United States||69-67-66-75=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|
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
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