Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS - CADILLAC
CHAMPIONSHIP, TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Doral, Florida - The top players in
the world will be at Doral this week for the Cadillac Championship.
This is the second WGC event of the season following Matt Kuchar's defeat of
defending champion Hunter Mahan at the Accenture Match Play Championship in
Rory McIlroy, the top-ranked player in the world, suffered a first-round loss
at that event and followed with last week's surprising and sudden mid-round
withdrawal at the Honda Classic. The defending champ walked off the course
midway through his Friday round after a pair of bogeys, a double bogey and a
triple bogey in his first eight holes, later citing a sore wisdom tooth as the
The 23-year-old McIlroy, who is scheduled to be at TPC Blue Monster at Doral
this week, will hold a press conference Tuesday to address last week's
withdrawal and his wisdom tooth issue.
Tiger Woods, looking to improve on a tie for 37th at the Honda Classic, and
defending champion Justin Rose headline a field that brings together the top
players in the world. Last year, Rose erased a 3-shot deficit and overtook
Bubba Watson to capture his first WGC title.
Michael Thompson will make his first World Golf Championships start this week
courtesy of his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Honda Classic. Geoff Ogilvy
used a late charge at that event to finish second and secure a place in this
Golf Channel will have coverage all four days. Their coverage on Saturday and
Sunday will be early, before they hand off to NBC for the rest of the round.
PUERTO RICO OPEN, Trump International Golf Course, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico -
The PGA Tour players not competing in the WGC - Cadillac Championship will be
in Rio Grande for the Puerto Rico Open.
Defending champion George McNeill and two-time winner Michael Bradley will be
on hand at Trump International Golf Course. K.J. Choi and Charlie Beljan,
ranked Nos. 65 and 67 in the world, respectively, are also in the field.
Last year, McNeill closed with three straight birdies en route to a final-
round 3-under 69 and charged past Japan's Ryo Ishikawa to secure his first
victory since winning the 2007 Frys.com Open in Las Vegas.
Golf Channel will have coverage all four days.
Next week, the PGA Tour continues its Florida swing at the Tampa Bay
Championship, which Luke Donald won in a playoff last year.
CHILE CLASSIC, Prince of Wales Country Club, Santiago, Chile - The Web.com
Tour remains in South America this week for the Chile Classic.
Last year, Paul Haley II carded a 1-under 71 on the final day to hold on for a
3-stroke victory, his first on the Web.com Tour. Haley had started the final
round with a staggering 6-shot advantage, but Joseph Bramlett made a late
charge and finished three shots back.
Haley will not be on hand to defend his title, as he will be competing in the
PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open.
There is no television this week.
The Web.com tour is off next week before moving back to the U.S. on March 21
for the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, where Casey Wittenberg won by eight strokes
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