DORAL, Fla. – Some notes and nuggets to whet your appetite for Sunday’s final round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship:
- Bubba Watson has been impressive this week, although he stumbled with a late bogey on Saturday and will need to reverse his Sunday fortunes if he is going to win his first World Golf Championship. Watson’s final-round scoring average (70.25) is a half stroke higher than his card for Rounds 1 through 3 and he ranks 57th on Tour in Sunday scoring.
- Luke Donald can reclaim the top spot in the World Golf Ranking on Sunday with a victory and a finish outside the top 3 for Rory McIlroy, who unseated the Englishman last week at the Honda Classic. Donald is currently tied with McIlroy for eighth place, eight shots back.
- This will be the last round McIlroy will play before heading up the road to the Masters. There are no comparisons between the south Florida staple and Augusta National but a win, or even a top finish, would solidify his status as the pre-Masters favorite.
- For the second consecutive week Tiger Woods begins the final round more than a touchdown adrift of the lead. At the Honda Classic Woods closed with 62 to finish tied for second place. “Bubba (Watson) shot it (a 62 on Friday at Doral). It certainly can be had. It all depends on the wind,” Woods said on Saturday.
- Johnson Wagner can solidify his claim to hottest American following his victory at the Sony Open and runner-up showing at the Humana Challenge. He is currently No. 2 on the FedEx Cup points list behind Kyle Stanley and alone in seventh place at Doral.