Back 9 Report Previews WGC-Cadillac Championship

By Fred Altvater on Thursday, March 5th 2015
Back 9 Report Previews WGC-Cadillac Championship

Kieran Clark, from Scotland, joined Fred and Carlos on the Back 9 Report to preview the WGC-Cadillac Championship this week.

This is the first big tournament of the year and gives player’s a glimpse of where they rank heading to the year’s first major at the Masters in five weeks.

Only the Top 50 players on the Official World Golf Ranking plus  a few other top players from the European, Japan, Australasia, Asian and Sunshine Tours are invited to the no-cut, $9.2 million event.

Patrick Reed is the defending champion and was in contention at last week’s Honda Classic before his ball found the water and finished T-7.

The revamped Trump National Doral ranked as the third most difficult course on the PGA Tour in 2014. If the wind is up in Miami, players will find it difficult to keep their approach shots out of the lurking water hazards.

With all of the world’s top-ranked players on hand this week, the WGC-Cadillac Championship is a must-watch on NBC and the Golf Channel.

In the Par 5 News presented by United Golf Network, Dan Olsen’s radio interview was a topic of discussion. Olsen is a journeyman professional, who has not had status on the PGA Tour since 2004.

He made several damaging accusations against Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Nike, Dustin Johnson and the PGA Tour, but later recanted his statements and apologized. His rant has left golf fans wondering how much of what he said is actually true.

In a Wall Street Journal interview, Greg Norman called today’s tour professionals sheep and afraid to assume the lead, except for Rory McIlroy and Jason Day.

McIlroy missed the cut at his first start in the U.S. this year at the Honda Classic and was angry, as well as, embarrassed.

Lydia Ko won for the second straight week and became the youngest golfer to amass 10 professional tournament wins. She eclipsed, Nancy Lopez, Annika Sorenstam, Jack Nicklaus and even, Tiger Woods.

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