Expert Picks: WGC-Cadillac Championship

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March 05, 2013

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WGC-CADILLAC CHAMPIONSHIP: Field | Power Rankings | First Look | Sleeper Picks
Expert Picks: WGC-Cadillac Championship
Expert Fantasy selections Projected champion
Rob
Bolton
Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose
Charl Schwartzel, Tiger Woods
Matt
Kuchar
With so much chalk on the board, stick with the hottest hands. I’ll grant myself one relative flier with Woods because of his success at TPC Blue Monster at Trump Doral.
Amanda
Balionis
Geoff Ogilvy, Justin Rose
Charl Schwartzel, Lee Westwood
Charl
Schwartzel
Schwartzel has been arguably the world's best player this year and has a good history at TPC Blue Monster at Doral with two top-5 finishes in the last three years. Rose, Ogilvy and Westwood all played well at The Honda Classic last week.
John
Swantek
Geoff Ogilvy, Phil Mickelson
Justin Rose, Tiger Woods

Geoff
Ogilvy
When he is engaged and motivated, they're aren't many who are better. The Aussie's world class ability will again be on display at Doral, where he seeks his second title
Mike
McAllister
Matt Kuchar, Nick Watney
Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods

Tiger
Woods
Of the 35 rounds that Tiger has played at Doral in his PGA TOUR career, 30 have been below par. Of the nine starts at the course, he has three wins and finished in the top 10 the first eight times before his WD last year.
Helen
Ross
Graeme McDowell, Charl Schwartzel
Nick Watney, Lee Westwood

Charl
Schwartzel
I was tempted to pick Watney, who has a win and a runner-up finish in four starts at Trump Doral. But Schwartzel's simply playing too well this year and he has a top-four finishes in two of his last three appearances at the Cadillac Championship.
Chris
Dunham
Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar
Charl Schwartzel, Tiger Woods

Charl
Schwartzel
I like to mix in a sleeper with my picks but there aren't many this week. Have had Charl pegged for this event since he made his 2013 debut in the U.S. and he hasn't changed my mind. When your down weeks are in the Match Play and a T9 at the Honda, you're playing good golf.
John
Schwarb
Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan
Justin Rose, Charl Schwartzel

Justin
Rose
I'm not usually big on picking guys to repeat, but Rose is turning out to be a horse for South Florida. Finished T4 last week at The Honda Classic.
Brian
Wacker
Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose
Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods
Matt
Kuchar
Matt Kuchar's career has been about steady progression, which is why after three straight top-10s finishes at Trump Doral I think he takes it to the next level and wins another World Golf Championships title. It's also hard not to like Rose's chances. He came here a year ago in similar form and won. If his putting clicks, he might again.
Bill
Cooney
Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar
Justin Rose, Steve Stricker
Justin
Rose
Rose, coming off a T4 at The Honda Classic, could certainly become the first repeat champ at Cadillac since Tiger Woods' three-peat ('05-'07). This just may be the season where he puts himself among the game's elite. Stricker appears rested, with plenty of hunger to contend along with Donald and Kuchar. All four had T10s last season.
Ryan
Smithson
Keegan Bradley, Matt Kuchar
Charl Schwartzel, Steve Stricker

Charl
Schwartzel
We only get to use Tiger 10 times all year, and while this is obviously one of his better events, he didn't look good last week -- and I want to save him for the FedExCup Playoffs. Really love how Schwartzel is playing right now. He looks like how we expected McIlroy to look.
Anne
Detlefsen
Keegan Bradley, Matt Kuchar
Graeme McDowell, Justin Rose

Justin
Rose
The defending champion enters this week coming off a solid T4 at The Honda Classic. His game has been mostly consistent since his win last year at TPC Blue Monster at Trump Doral, he's finished in the top 10 eight times on the PGA TOUR.
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Of the 501 teams currently in the league, fore-play currently leads with 1,517 points. Here's where our experts rank after The Honda Classic.
Rank Expert Team name Points
66 Rob Bolton, Fantasy Insider Rob Bolton (Expert) 1063
71 Mike McAllister, Managing Editor Mike McAllister 1057
161 Bill Cooney, Site Producer @BillCooney4653 918
190 Helen Ross, Chief of Correspondents Helen Ross 869
249 John Swantek, Host, On the Tee Swan Tech 748
264 John Schwarb, Site Producer John Schwarb 688
307 Chris Dunham, Site Producer @ChrisDunhamJr 570
345 Anne Detlefsen, Site Producer Anne Detlefsen 511
354 Ryan Smithson, Site Producer Ryan Smithson 491
420 Brian Wacker, Site Producer Brian Wacker 351
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