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WGC-Cadillac Championship Betting – Doral next stop for new World No 1 Rory

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the trophy after winning the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 4, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
New world number one Rory McIlroy heads an all-star line-up at this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.

The tournament has been held at Doral since 2007 and The Blue Monster course was originally designed by Dick Wilson and has played host to PGA Tour events for almost half a century.

The course has a reputation for being tough but the statistics show it's not such a monster. Players must keep their ball in play, and if they can hit greens in regulation, they will make birdies, as the greens are straightforward.

Since it was first hosted in 1999, Tiger Woods has won this event six times and never finished outside of the top 10, although his last victory came in 2007.

The world No. 18 has dominated the World Golf Championships events since their inception, yet he has not won one since the 2009 Bridgestone Invitational.

With this said Woods' record 16 World Golf Championships event titles in 36 starts sees him boast a winning percentage of 44.44 percent in the series, and with his recent form better than it has been for a while, Woods will see this event as one to win.

Former world number one Luke Donald who claimed 2011 PGA and European Tour Player of the Year honours enters the Cadillac Championship for the ninth time in his career. Last year Donald finished sixth, which was one of his 14-top 10 finishes in 2011.

Also teeing up TPC Blue Monster is McIlroy, who moved to the top of the rankings by winning the Honda Classic this past weekend. The 22-year-old Northern Irishman will play in the Cadillac Championship for the fourth consecutive year.

His best performance, like Donald’s, came in 2011 where he finished tenth, and in 12 career starts at World Golf Championship events, McIlroy has seven top-10 finishes.

Defending champion and World No. 15 Nick Watney will attempt to become the first player to defend the Cadillac Championship since Woods in 2007.

The Cadillac Championship may also see the return of England's Paul Casey who hopes to have recovered from his dislocated shoulder, to enter his first tournament of the season.

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