The PGA Tour continues the Florida swing with the WGC-Cadillac Championship, the 15th event of the wraparound season. A field of 74 players will tackle Trump National Doral this week, which last year provided a stern test amid windy conditions.
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Patrick Reed won this event a year ago in a playoff over Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson. Here are 10 players to watch in Miami:
1. Bubba Watson: Twice a runner-up in the last three years at Doral, Watson won the season's first WGC event in China and hasn't finished worse than T-14 in four starts this season. Expect that trend to continue as the southpaw gets his game primed for a title defense at Augusta next month.
2. Rory McIlroy: Still clearly the No. 1 player in the world, even if he is coming off a surprising missed cut at PGA National. Before last year's T-25 finish, McIlroy had posted three straight top-10 results on the Blue Monster, highlighted by a third-place showing in 2012.
3. Dustin Johnson: Like McIlroy, Johnson enters off a missed cut at the Honda but he otherwise appears to be firing on all cylinders. A T-4 finish at Pebble Beach was followed by a playoff loss at Riviera, and DJ has three top-12 finishes in the last four years, including a runner-up in 2011.
4. Jason Day: The Aussie chased his playoff win at Torrey Pines with a T-4 finish at Pebble Beach in his most recent start. Outside of a pair of withdrawals last season, Day hasn't finished outside the top 20 since the Open Championship.
5. Patrick Reed: Reed will look to successfully defend his title after nearly capturing the Honda Classic Monday. His final-round 73 snapped a streak of 21 consecutive rounds of par or better, but Reed will likely begin a new streak on a course he tamed a year ago.
6. Adam Scott: The former world No. 1 is making his first start of the year on a course where he cracked the top 10 in both 2011 and 2013. The Aussie may need to shake off some rust, but there likely won't be much to shed for a player familiar with a light schedule.
7. Matt Kuchar: Kuchar had back-to-back top three finishes earlier this season, and he hasn't played since a T-30 finish in Phoenix. He had three straight top-10 finishes at this event from 2010-2012, then added a T-13 here last year.
8. Jordan Spieth: Spieth managed a T-34 result in his Doral debut last year, but he should fare better this time around. He has three top-10 finishes in his last four starts overall, including a T-4 finish at Riviera earlier this month when he missed a playoff by one shot.
9. Sergio Garcia: The Spaniard nearly won two weeks ago at Riviera, then had a solid week at PGA National where he finished T-31 while several big names faltered. He has come close before at Doral, notably a T-3 finish in 2013.
10. Hideki Matsuyama: The Japanese phenom has three top-five finishes in five starts this season, highlighted by a runner-up finish in Phoenix. He narrowly missed out on playoffs at both Kapalua and Riviera, and he now ranks second on Tour in total strokes gained.