Fantasy Tip Sheet: WGC-Cadillac at Doral

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The field features nine of the top 10 players in the world (according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings), a newly-minted No. 1 (according to the World Golf Rankings) and will have some extra buzz courtesy of Tiger Woods' final-round 62 at the Honda Classic.

The folks at the WGC-Cadillac Championship are no doubt grinning from ear-to-ear with the buzz surrounding golf at the moment.

Phil Mickelson will return after a two-week break, while Steve Stricker will play his first tournament on the Florida swing.

There are plenty of intriguing questions ahead of this week's tournament:

• Is this the week Tiger breaks through? • Can Rory McIlroy make it two straight? • How will Luke Donald respond to losing his World No. 1 ranking? • Is Lee Westwood primed to win after back-to-back stellar weeks?

For that latter question, two of our fantasy panelists are buying what Westwood is selling right now.

Our fantasy standings are getting tighter each week, with Alex Miceli still leading the pack, but Jeff Rude made a big move by picking McIlroy last week.

Take a look at who they've picked at Doral this week:

Rank Winner Wild Card Last Week
Rude Lee Westwood

Coming off closing 63 and fourth place at Honda Classic. Week before that, he was third at WGC Accenture Match Play. .

Anders Hansen

Tied for third at Doral last year. Top 15 recently at Qatar, Abu Dhabi.

Winner: Rory McIlroy ($1,026,000); wild card: Keegan Bradley ($115,425). 2012 total: $3,594,838.

McCabe Dustin Johnson

Big course, big hitter, big stage. While the Tiger Woods bandwagon will no doubt be rolling with full steam, the time feels right for Johnson to make a statement at a course that favors his skills.

Geoff Ogilvy

Languishing at No. 85 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, he's won at Doral before and has three WGC titles to his credit.

Winner: Lee Westwood ($273,600); wild card: Jeff Overton ($79,800). 2012 total: $3,805,231.

Martin Tiger Woods

Doral is one of those courses where he always seems to have success. He finished 10th at last year's Cadillac.

Anders Hansen

Finished third at last year's Cadillac and PGA Championship. He had two top-15s on the European Tour's Desert Swing, proving he's in form to compete against top fields.

Winner: Ben Crane ($34,628); wild card: Matt Every (MC). 2012 total: $2,525,954.

Miceli Rickie Fowler

His first top 10 of the year last week at Honda. With a new putter, it should lead him to a better finish at Doral.

Graeme McDowell

After a good week at Honda, it looks like he is getting his game back in shape.

Winner: Fredrik Jacobson ($94,050); wild card: Y.E. Yang ($34,628). 2012 total: $4,094,337

Ringler Lee Westwood

Quietly Westwood has been missing out on the headlines, with Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods getting all the attention. Westwood has placed in the top 5 in his last three starts.

Sang-moon Bae

Why not? Has made the cut in each PGA Tour event he has played this year and is getting comfortable on the Tour. Against a short field, could make a run at the final leaderboard on Sunday.

Winner: Retief Goosen (WD); wild card: Y.E. Yang ($34,628). 2012 total: $1,620,825.

The field at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings:

  • 1. Steve Stricker
  • 2. Rory McIlroy
  • 3. Lee Westwood
  • 4. Luke Donald
  • 5. Sergio Garcia
  • 7. Tiger Woods
  • 8. Charl Schwartzel
  • 9. Adam Scott
  • 10. Matt Kuchar
  • 11. Phil Mickelson
  • 12. Hunter Mahan
  • 13. Jason Day
  • 14. Bubba Watson
  • 15. Zach Johnson
  • 16. John Senden
  • 17. Fredrik Jacobson
  • 17. Webb Simpson
  • 18. Charles Howell III
  • 19. Martin Kaymer
  • 20. Nick Watney
  • 21. Bo Van Pelt
  • 22. K.J. Choi
  • 23. Rickie Fowler
  • 24. Dustin Johnson
  • 27. Aaron Baddeley
  • 29. Brandt Snedeker
  • 30. Gary Woodland
  • 31. David Toms
  • 32. Peter Hanson
  • 33. Bill Haas
  • 38. Retief Goosen
  • 40. Robert Karlsson
  • 41. Justin Rose
  • 42. Martin Laird
  • 45. Simon Dyson
  • 46. Paul Lawrie
  • 47. Keegan Bradley
  • 48. Kyle Stanley
  • 53. Anders Hansen
  • 54. Jason Dufner
  • 55. K.T. Kim
  • 56. Robert Rock
  • 58. Nicolas Colsaerts
  • 60. Alexander Noren
  • 62. Ian Poulter
  • 68. Mark Wilson
  • 70. Francesco Molinari
  • 73. Y.E. Yang
  • 76. Sang-Moon Bae
  • 84. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
  • 85. Geoff Ogilvy
  • 86. Louis Oosthuizen
  • 88. Ben Crane
  • 97. Thomas Bjorn
  • 98. Johnson Wagner
  • 99. Vijay Singh
  • 101. Graeme McDowell
  • 103. Paul Casey
  • 109. Greg Chalmers
  • 118. Pablo Larrazabal
  • 119. Chez Reavie
  • 120. Jonathan Byrd
  • 126. Marcus Fraser
  • 127. Alvaro Quiros
  • 151. Hennie Otto
  • 158. Tetsuji Hiratsuka
  • 165. Rafael Cabrera Bello
  • 172. Miguel A. Jimenez
  • 217. Jbe' Kruger
  • 301. Darren Clarke
  • 306. Garth Mulroy
  • 308. Tadahiro Takayama
  • 359. Branden Grace
  • 481. Juvic Pagunsan
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