In the opening round of the 2014 World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship, Billy Horshcel's tee shot settles within 2 feet of the cup on the par-3 13th hole and would make birdie.
In the third round of the 2016 World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship, Billy Horschel chips in from 36 feet to save his par on the par-4 3rd hole.
In the opening round of the 2015 World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship, Billy Horschel cards birdie on the par-4 5th hole with this 19-foot putt.
In the opening round of the 2015 World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship, Billy Horschel sinks a 50-foot putt for birdie on the par-3 9th hole.
In the second round of the 2016 World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship, Billy Horschel drains a 29-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th hole.
During the 2015 World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship, Donald Trump spoke with Billy Kratzert and Brian Katrek about the redesign of the Trump National at Doral.
Other than citing Tiger Woods' statistical dominance in the Power Rankings for the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship , I ignored course history throughout my preview material. You'll read a couple of tangents to it below in specific context, but it's irrelevant on the whole. Don't be lazy and make a decision based on it, even if it's a tiebreaker. If you're monitoring the race to Special Temporary Membership [STM], Kiradech Aphibarnrat is just 73 points shy of qualifying. A solo 11th-place finish at Trump National Doral is worth exactly 73 points. The Thai is already exempt into The Open Championship, but he still has work to do to climb into other big-time fields. Currently 71st in the Official World Golf Ranking [OWGR]. Another non-member, Brooks Koepka, is 110 FedExCup points short of the baseline for STM. He's not only in the field at the Puerto Rico Open, where a three-way T2 would grant 116.66 FedExCup points, but at 70th in the OWGR, he's highest in the field of 132. The Puerto Rico Open could be the only start for which the bottom third of so in the Web.com Tour reshuffle qualifies on merit in a six-week stretch between the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and the Valero Texas Open. This is nothing new, but it emphasizes the importance of getting off to that proverbial hot start. Because of the early peril and down time suffered by the bottom-feeders, we're likely going to start to see some stay loose on the Web.com Tour as that circuit swings through Chile, Brazil and Panama over the next three weeks. You can find my selections for PGATOUR.com's fantasy game in Expert Picks . Power Rankings Wild Card Graeme McDowell ... Surprised there wasn't any outrage over his omission in the Power Rankings because he deserved a spot. A T46 at The Honda Classic was easily his worst finish in any event since October. Most recently prior, he tied for seventh at Pebble Beach and went 3-1 at the Match Play. Currently inside the top 20 on the PGA TOUR in fairways hit, greens in regulation and strokes gained-putting. Ranks second in adjusted scoring. Draws Jimmy Walker ... Arguably the most glaring omission from the Power Rankings, but this is his first stroke-play WGC in the U.S. He also settled for a T20 at Riviera where converging trends may never have been stronger. Had no problem last year transitioning from the myriad of grasses on the West Coast Swing to the predominantly Bermudagrass found in Florida. Graham DeLaet ... Until he breaks through and wins his first PGA TOUR event, he's going to be subject to getting snipped from the Power Rankings as he did in this loaded field at Trump National Doral. He's also making his debut in a stroke-play WGC in the U.S. and tied for 70th in his last stroke-play start at Riviera. (His first-round loss at the Match Play is irrelevant.) I love where he's headed, but remember that one of the reasons why this feature exists is to provide proper and often extended endorsements for those not in the Power Rankings. Ranks fifth in greens hit and 11th in adjusted scoring. Four top 10s in seven starts on the season. Gary Woodland ... Every year, when a top-shelf talent is bounced from the Match Play in the first round, he's dismissed by many entirely in his next start. Don't let that happen to you with him. This is his first stroke-play WGC since reemerging on the scene in the second half of 2013. Leads the TOUR in total driving and ranks 14th in greens in regulation. Chris Kirk ... Authored a quiet T12 last week at PGA National for his fourth top 20 of the season. This is his first appearance in a stroke-play WGC, but he's shown enough form of late to rank among the probable contenders for the title. Sits T14 in the all-around ranking. Jason Dufner ... He's not a sleeper, but he's often overlooked. It's been during these lapses in judgment that he's emerged as a contender. Went 2-1 at the Match Play. Steve Stricker ... No worse than a T18 in the last six editions of this tournament, but it's a new golf course and he's played only once since the holidays. And that was only one round of the Match Play. He has such an allegiance of investors that it probably doesn't matter where he lands in this feature, and frankly, I can't disagree. It's possible that no touring pro is more comfortable in his own skin and happier with how his profession blends into his life than this guy. Lee Westwood ... One of the theories in handicapping this event is that since the greens are new to everyone and the grass is still maturing, an average putter could steal the Gene Sarazen Cup. If that happens, the irony will lie in the fact that the ball-striking Englishman has never cracked a top 10 on this property entering the week. Fades Henrik Stenson ... It seems insane to advise not to lean on him in this tournament given his form not so long ago, but it's almost as if he sold his soul for that historical 2013 season during which he scooped up the FedExCup and the Race to Dubai. Since taking a month for the holidays, he's returned to miss two cuts, finished outside the top 25 twice and got knocked out in the second round of the Match Play. Ernie Els ... His 4-2 slate at the Match Play demands a review. He was over par in each of his first three matches before facing an emotional and erratic Jordan Spieth in the quarterfinals. Prior to that snaky route to the semis, Els fared no better than T35 in his first three starts this year. That substandard form was good enough against the right opponents in match play, but it's worthy of our skepticism this week. Ian Poulter ... Zero top 10s in 20 stroke-play World Golf Championships in the U.S. If you weren't on board for his first-round knockout at the Match Play -- his third in four editions -- hang onto him for The Open Championship. Martin Kaymer ... In this section for a second consecutive week after missing the cut at The Honda Classic. No top 30s in any of his first four starts worldwide in 2014. Kevin Streelman ... Since a T3 at Kapalua, he's placed T53 (WMPO) and T35 (Northern Trust). Also a first-round knockout at the Match Play. Ranks 111th in adjusted scoring. D.A. Points ... Hasn't cracked a top 25 in 11 consecutive PGA TOUR starts. That drought includes a pair of 30-man events -- the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola (T26) and Hyundai Tournament of Champions (T28). Keep an Eye On Billy Horschel ... Making his debut, but coming off a missed cut at PGA National where he fought a tight lat muscle on his left side. If fine, he could get surgical on Trump National Doral, but he belongs in this section for now. Nick Watney ... Back-doored a T24 at The Honda Classic thanks to a Sunday 67. Ranked T4 in greens in regulation for the week and sits 39th on TOUR for the season. It's his putting (147th in strokes gained) that remains the problem. If you're inclined, he's still a sneaky flier given he's logged nine top 25s in 16 starts in stroke-play World Golf Championships. This includes a victory in this event in 2011, albeit on the previous iteration of Trump National Doral. Regardless of the outcome, it'll be his final start before stepping away for three weeks to be with his wife for the delivery of their first child. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano ... The shift to Florida helped the first-time PGA TOUR member who lives in the area. After a forgettable West Coast Swing that featured only one cut made in three stroke-play events, the Spaniard tied for 24th at PGA National. Slow your roll, however, as he's yet to record a top 25 in 10 appearances in stroke-play World Golf Championships. Matteo Manassero ... Flashed a solid not spectacular game at The Honda Classic en route to a share of 12th place. It's his best-ever finish in a stroke-play event on the PGA TOUR. The question mark at Trump National Doral will be if he'll lose ground on the par 5s. Remember that the Italian is still only 20 years of age and still building muscle mass. Returning to Competition Justin Rose ... Admitted this week that he's still not all the way back from tendinitis in his right shoulder. Given this and the fact that the first major of the season is only five weeks away, a guarantee to play 72 holes against the world's best now should answer a few if not all of the questions he has about his ability to freewheel it. We don't need to be aboard for this mini-comeback, however. Louis Oosthuizen ... Can't shake a back injury that prevented him from competing at The Honda Classic. It flared up during the quarterfinals of the Match Play two weeks ago. Avoid. Hideki Matsuyama ... Coming off an early exit at The Honda Classic due to a wrist injury. Battled a sore left wrist a few weeks ago. He's been so efficient otherwise that he can't be faded, so at least you know where your expectations need to be if you invest. Troy Kelly ... Scheduled to compete in the Chile Classic on the Web.com Tour. Hasn't teed it up in PGA TOUR-sanctioned action since last year's Valero Texas Open. Underwent surgery on his right knee for a torn meniscus. Has 14 starts on a Major Medical Extension. Notable WDs Briny Baird, Charlie Beljan, Ben Crane, Brian Gay, Jeff Overton, Kyle Stanley, Cameron Tringale ... All early withdrawals at the Puerto Rico Open. One-and-Done When you're playing with a $9-million purse and an elevated allotment of FedExCup points in a tournament with a small field and no cut, it's time to unleash a big dog. Give me Rory McIlroy. Other than saving Phil Mickelson for a probable start as he chases the career grand slam at the U.S. Open, I'm not going to marry anyone to most tournaments. Zach Johnson will likely get the call at the John Deere Classic, and I'm sure other usual suspects will emerge, but given the slump I've been in, I'm not in a position to be picky. McIlroy combines the best current form, obvious confidence and all-around game for the blank canvas that is Trump National Doral. At the same time, if he were unavailable, I'd have no reservations burning anyone else inside the top 14 of my Power Rankings (except ZJ at No. 8). (Charl Schwartzel is No. 15, but I burned him for a missed cut at last week's Honda Classic.) Two-man games have the pick of the litter, too. Just beware potential pitfalls with respect to known injuries. I'll extend the K.I.S.S. principle to the Puerto Rico Open where my pick is Chris Stroud. He's perched atop my Power Rankings. Matt Jones (No. 4) also comes off as a safe selection. The adventurous among the two-man formats could have a little fun and burn Emiliano Grillo (No. 8). A natural by-product of the one-and-done is to learn and we're all stocked with stories about the time we were on board when so-and-so did this-or-that. Grillo sets up as a potential jewel on your crown. SUMMARY The Honda Classic: Charl Schwartzel; MC; $0.00; 0.000 FedExCup points Overall Record: 13-for-15 Earnings: $1,166,173.32 FedExCup points: 647.296 Wins: 0 Top 5s: 1 Top 10s: 4 Top 25s: 7 Missed Cuts: 2 Withdrawals: 0 Disqualifications: 0
Billy Kratzert of the PGA TOUR Network on SIRIUS XM Radio catches up with Robert Allenby after he bogeyed the final 4 holes of the TPC Blue Monster to fall one shot off the lead in round 1 of the 2010 World Golf Championships - CA Championship.
The drive of Kiradech Aphibarnrat, captured on the par-5 1st hole at the redesigned Trump National Doral in the 2014 World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship, is analyzed by four-time PGA TOUR winner Billy Kratzert.
Billy Kratzert of the PGA TOUR Network on SIRIUS XM Radio speaks to Charl Schwartzel about his pre-shot routine and being tied for the lead heading into the final round of the 2010 World Golf Championships - CA Championship.
The drive of Phil Mickelson, captured on the par-5 1st hole at the redesigned Trump National Doral in the 2014 World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship, is analyzed by four-time PGA TOUR winner Billy Kratzert.
The drive of Tiger Woods, captured on the par-5 1st hole at the redesigned Trump National Doral in the 2014 World Golf Championships - Cadillac Championship, is analyzed by four-time PGA TOUR winner Billy Kratzert.