Sleeper Picks: WGC-Cadillac Championshiptext sizeMarch 05, 2013
By Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM fantasy columnist
John Senden ... Has yet to lock into gear this season but there are signs that this will be the week when he does. Easily best known as a prolific ball-striker, he ranks 38th in greens regulation at 70.24 percent but the Aussie also leads the PGA TOUR with 176 consecutive holes without a three-putt. In two previous appearances at TPC Blue Monster at Trump Doral, he's placed T11 (2010) and T6 (2012). He shared low-round honors in last year's finale with a 65. David Lynn ... The PGA TOUR rookie and underrated funnyman on Twitter has a proven record of crashing leaderboards in formidable fields. Last year's solo second at the PGA Championship paved the way to accept TOUR membership this season. After a forgettable start to the year, he tied for fourth place at last week's Honda Classic where he was the only golfer to shoot under par in each of the last three rounds. The Englishman ranked T2 in greens hit at PGA National and T3 in proximity to the hole, impressive stuff given he was a first-timer at the event and executed in challenging winds on the weekend. Richard Sterne ... Returns to Trump Doral for the first time since 2009. It's been a long journey after a back injury thwarted a consistent schedule for two years. He kicked off the 2013 European Tour schedule with a T7 in December, and then added a runner-up finish in Dubai, but the coronation of his comeback occurred the following week when he recorded a seven-stroke victory (over Charl Schwartzel) at the Joburg Open. Sterne ranks eighth on the European Tour in greens in regulation. Chris Wood ... The first-timer at Trump Doral is only five weeks removed from his breakthrough victory on the European Tour. The Brit did so in style, too, holing an eagle putt from 10 feet at the 72nd hole to clip Sergio Garcia and George Coetzee by one at the Qatar Masters. He sits 13th on his home circuit in greens in regulation. Mike Hendry ... Arguably the hottest golfer in the world about whom no one is talking. He qualified for this tournament as the second of two off the Australian Tour's Order of Merit in 2012. Wasting no time in riding that mojo, he's finished fourth, second and P1 in his first three starts on his circuit this season. The Kiwi ranks first in earnings, banking more than double of the man in second place (Scott Strange).