WGC-Cadillac Championship adds 10 top players to 2013 fieldFebruary 25, 2013
DORAL, Fla. – Several key positions for the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship field were finalized following Matt Kuchar's victory at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. A total of 10 players including Padraig Harrington, Jason Day, Martin Kaymer, Tim Clark and Richard Sterne secured their positions in the Cadillac Championship field through either their spots in the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking or the top 10 in the European Tour's Race to Dubai standings. As it stands, 49 of the top 50 in the world have committed to play (No. 46, Hiroyuki Fujita last in top 50 yet to commit) when the best players from across the globe come Trump Doral on March 6-10 for the second World Golf Championships event of the season.
"We say it all of the time that the field for the Cadillac Championship is one of the strongest fields in golf," said Tournament Chairman Butch Buchholz. "But when you go through the names – Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar, Adam Scott, Lee Westwood, Keegan Bradley, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Rickie Fowler, Brandt Snedeker – it is difficult to find the words to describe the talent that will be on hand here at Trump Doral next week. When you put together the field that we will have, this incredible resort, the challenging golf course with the exciting fan initiatives in place like the fashion show and DJ Taboo concert, this year is going to be the best Cadillac Championship to date."
A total of 10 players officially joined the list of qualified players on Monday as noted below:
Players qualified via Official World Golf Rankings who were not otherwise qualified:
No. 28 – Martin Kaymer, Germany
No. 35 – Jason Day, Australia
No. 47 – Fredrik Jacobson, Sweden
No. 48 – Tim Clark, South Africa
No. 49 – Alexander Noren, Sweden
No. 50 – Padraig Harrington, Ireland
Players qualified via European Tour’s Race to Dubai who were not otherwise qualified:
No. 1 – Richard Sterne, South Africa
No. 2 – Scott Jamieson, Scotland
No. 8 – Chris Wood, England
No. 9 – Stephen Gallacher, Scotland
The top 50 in the world and the top 10 in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup standings not otherwise qualified will earn the final spots in the field following this week’s event on Monday, March 5. Below is a look at the how players stand who are not otherwise qualified.
Top 10 in the FedExCup standings will qualify as of March 4 – players below are not otherwise qualified:
Rank Name Country
Rank Name Country No. 5 Brian Gay USA
No. 11 Chris Kirk USA No. 6 John Merrick USA
No. 12 Jimmy Walker USA No. 7 Russell Henley USA
No. 14 Josh Teater USA No. 8 Charles Howell III USA
No. 21 Charlie Beljan USA
Top 50-65 in the Official World Golf Ranking not otherwise qualified (those who move into top 50 will complete the field).
Rank Name Country
Rank Name Country No. 53 Russell Henley USA
No. 62 Shane Lowry Ireland No. 54 Thomas Bjorn Denmark
No. 63 Richard Ramsay Scotland No. 55 Henrik Stenson Sweden
No. 64 Charles Howell III USA No. 56 David Toms USA
No. 65 K.J. Choi Korea No. 58 Thongchai Jaidee Thailand
Below is a list of players who have already qualified for the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship:
WGC-Cadillac Championship qualifiers Player Country Adam Scott Australia John Senden Australia Marcus Fraser Australia Peter Senior Australia Jason Day Australia Nicolas Colsaerts Belgium Thorbjorn Olesen Denmark Chris Wood England David Lynn England Ian Poulter England Justin Rose England Lee Westwood England Luke Donald England Gonzalo Fdez-Castano Spain Rafa Cabrera-Bello Spain Sergio Garcia Spain Marcel Siem Germany Martin Kaymer Germany Padraig Harrington Ireland Francesco Molinari Italy Matteo Manassero Italy Hiroyuki Fujita Japan Toru Taniguchi Japan Graeme McDowell No. Ireland Rory McIlroy No. Ireland Michael Hendry New Zealand Branden Grace South Africa Charl Schwartzel South Africa Ernie Els South Africa George Coetzee South Africa Louis Oosthuizen South Africa Richard Sterne South Africa Tim Clark South Africa Paul Lawrie Scotland Scott Jamieson Scotland Stephen Gallacher Scotland Carl Pettersson Sweden Peter Hanson Sweden Alexander Noren Sweden Fredrik Jacobson Sweden Thaworn Wiratchant Thailand Ryan Moore United States Bo Van Pelt United States Brandt Snedeker United States Bubba Watson United States Dustin Johnson United States Hunter Mahan United States Jason Dufner United States Jim Furyk United States John Huh United States Keegan Bradley United States Matt Kuchar United States Nick Watney United States Phil Mickelson United States Rickie Fowler United States Robert Garrigus United States Scott Piercy United States Steve Stricker United States Tiger Woods United States Webb Simpson United States Zach Johnson United States Jamie Donaldson Wales