WGC-Cadillac Championship

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WGC-Cadillac Championship
Tournament information
Location Doral, Florida, U.S.
Established 1999
Course(s) Trump National Doral
Par 72
Length 7,481 yards (6,841 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $9,250,000
Month played March
Tournament record score
Aggregate 261 Tiger Woods (2006)
To par −25 Tiger Woods (2002)
Current champion
United States Dustin Johnson
2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship
Trump National Doral is located in USA
Trump National Doral
Trump National Doral
Location in the United States

The WGC-Cadillac Championship is a professional golf tournament, one of the four annual World Golf Championships. It is sanctioned and organized by the International Federation of PGA Tours and the prize money is official money on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

From 1999 through 2006, it was known as the WGC-American Express Championship. In 1999 and 2000 it was held in November, before moving to September/October. Since the start of the FedEx Cup in 2007, the event has been played in March. From 2007 to 2010, it was known as the WGC-CA Championship. After the 2010 event, CA Inc. announced the termination of their sponsorship of the tournament.[1] It was announced on November 29, 2010 that Cadillac would be the new sponsor in a multi-year sponsorship deal beginning in 2011.[2]

During its first eight years, the event was played at different locations in the United States and Europe. Since 2007 it has been played annually on the Blue Monster course, which was recently renovated as part of the Trump National Doral multimillion-dollar resort transformation in Doral, Florida. Doral was previously the site of the Ford Championship at Doral, a regular stop on the PGA Tour in March for 45 consecutive years (1962–2006). However, due to the WGC records taking precedence over PGA Tour records, technically the Cadillac Championship succeeded the American Express event, not the Ford Championship.

It is being reported that the tournament may be moved to a different location in 2017, in part due to controversy surrounding comments made by Trump National Doral operator Donald Trump during his presidential campaign[3]

Tournament format and field

The Cadillac Championship is played over 72 holes in the stroke play format. Since 2010 the qualification criteria have been:[4]

The field consists of approximately 70 eligible players, half that (144 to 156 players) for most regular PGA Tour events. Because of the limited field, there is no 36-hole cut.

From 2007 to 2009 the qualification criteria were similar:

Tournament hosts

Years Venue Location
2007–2015 Doral Golf Resort & Spa Doral, Florida, U.S.
2006 The Grove Hertfordshire, England
2005 Harding Park Golf Club San Francisco, California, U.S.
2002, 2004 Mount Juliet Golf Club Thomastown, Ireland
2003 Capital City Club Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
2001* Bellerive Country Club St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
1999–2000 Valderrama Golf Club San Roque, Spain

*Note – The 2001 tournament, scheduled to be played from September 13 to 16 at Bellerive Country Club, was canceled following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.[5]
The concurrent alternate event, the Tampa Bay Classic, was canceled as well.
The 2001 Ryder Cup, scheduled for late September in England, was postponed until 2002.


Year Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Purse
share ($)
WGC-Cadillac Championship
2015 Dustin Johnson  United States 279 −9 1 stroke United States J. B. Holmes 9,250,000 1,572,500
2014 Patrick Reed  United States 284 −4 1 stroke Wales Jamie Donaldson
United States Bubba Watson
9,000,000 1,530,000
2013 Tiger Woods (7)  United States 269 −19 2 strokes United States Steve Stricker 8,750,000 1,500,000
2012 Justin Rose  England 272 −16 1 stroke United States Bubba Watson 8,500,000 1,400,000
2011 Nick Watney  United States 272 −16 2 strokes United States Dustin Johnson 8,500,000 1,400,000
WGC-CA Championship
2010 Ernie Els (2)  South Africa 270 −18 4 strokes South Africa Charl Schwartzel 8,500,000 1,400,000
2009 Phil Mickelson  United States 269 −19 1 stroke United States Nick Watney 8,500,000 1,400,000
2008 Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 271 −17 1 stroke United States Jim Furyk
South Africa Retief Goosen
Fiji Vijay Singh
8,000,000 1,350,000
2007 Tiger Woods (6)  United States 278 −10 2 strokes United States Brett Wetterich 8,000,000 1,350,000
WGC-American Express Championship
2006 Tiger Woods (5)  United States 261 −23 8 strokes England Ian Poulter
Australia Adam Scott
7,500,000 1,300,000
2005 Tiger Woods (4)  United States 270 −10 Playoff United States John Daly 7,500,000 1,300,000
2004 Ernie Els  South Africa 270 −18 1 stroke Denmark Thomas Bjørn 7,000,000 1,200,000
2003 Tiger Woods (3)  United States 274 −6 2 strokes Australia Stuart Appleby
United States Tim Herron
Fiji Vijay Singh
6,000,000 1,050,000
2002 Tiger Woods (2)  United States 263 −25 1 stroke South Africa Retief Goosen 5,500,000 1,000,000
2001 Cancelled due to September 11 attacks[5]
2000 Mike Weir  Canada 277 −7 2 strokes England Lee Westwood 5,000,000 1,000,000
1999 Tiger Woods  United States 278 −6 Playoff Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez 5,000,000 1,000,000

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.

See also


  1. "Tournament at Doral needs new sponsor". ESPN. March 17, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Cadillac becomes new title sponsor at TPC Blue Monster". PGA Tour. November 29, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Pete Madden (December 11, 2015). "PGA Tour to Consider Moving 2017 WGC Event From Donald Trump-Owned Doral".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Cadillac Championship: General Info". November 26, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 "2001 PGA Tour Schedule". USA Today. December 17, 2001. Retrieved February 28, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Past Winners: Cadillac Championship". PGA Tour. April 18, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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