2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship fantasy golf picks, betting tips

2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship fantasy golf picks, betting tips

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This week, we get our first World Golf Championships event of 2015, with Trump Doral and the TPC Blue Monster hosting the Cadillac Championship. Patrick Reed is the defending champion among the 74-man field. It's the second year for the Gil Hanse-redesigned track to host this tournament, likely leading to some softer conditions and better scoring than a year ago.

Adam Scott is making his 2015 debut this week, just a couple of weeks after becoming a father for the first time.

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Last week was a little rough on the picks, but that's what wacky weather and a lot of delays will do to you. Let's hope for some steady conditions this week.

1. Rory McIlroy -- McIlroy didn't make the cut at Honda, but he had an awful draw along with half the field. He was T-25 here a year ago. He's a very different player since then.

2. Jordan Spieth -- Hey, maybe we'll see Jordan Spieth on TV this week. Spieth is a top-1o machine at the moment, taking that mantle from Matt Kuchar. His game plays anywhere and should be handy in windy conditions.

3. Dustin Johnson -- Johnson got cut at Honda playing alongside McIlroy and Brooks Koepka, who did see the weekend with a handy Friday 64. Been close to wins in two of his last three starts and was T-4 here last year, as well a runner-up in 2011.

4. Patrick Reed -- Top Five Pat didn't get the job done at The Honda Classic, making the rare mistake with a chance to win. However, he's playing very well and would love to defend a title at Doral.

5. Bubba Watson -- Watson was runner-up here a year ago, and he's been in the top 14 in his last five starts. If the wind picks up, he's a must-have since his length and ability to flight the ball as needed will be a huge asset.

6. Jason Day -- Day wasn't here last year due to injury. He's playing the golf of his life and has been in contention most every week sine last September.

7. Adam Scott -- Returning to golf as a parent, Adam Scott should be a happy guy, even if he's lost a little sleep with his new daughter. Top-25 finish here last year was so-so, but he was in the top six in two of the prior three years.

8. Paul Casey -- Paul Casey's back, baby! In the thick of it the last two weeks on very tough golf courses, Casey has a pair of prior top-10 finishes at pre-Hanse Doral. Ride the hot hand.

9. Jamie Donaldson -- Donaldson has been playing astounding golf, practically unnoticed in the U.S. Was sixth at The Honda and joint runner-up here last year.

10. Graeme McDowell -- G-Mac has been in the top 10 in this tournament the last two years, so pre- and post-Gil Hanse renovation. He's playing modest golf to start 2015 and was cut at Honda, but he's a decent value given his affinity for the Blue Monster.

My DraftKings team for this week:

1. Jordan Spieth -- $10,900
2. Justin Rose -- $9,000
3. Hideki Matsuyama - $8,600
4. Paul Casey - $7,900
5. Jamie Donaldson - $7,100
6. Shane Lowry - $6,300

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