Players to watch at the WGC-Cadillac Championships

With a very climactic ending last week at the Honda Classic, the list of players to watch at the World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship should come as no surprise.

The PGA Tour has a split week this week, as the top players in the world will be competing at Trump National at Doral. With everyone who did not qualify for this event, will be in Puerto Rico at the Puerto Rico Open.

The TPC Blue Monster will play host to the 74-man filed, for the fifth year. The field will boast the entire top-50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings this week.

A big challenge the players will face this week at Doral, is the Blue Monster's fairways. It's fairways have ranked inside the top-10 of the most difficult to hit, in each of the years this event has been played here.

Of course, the par-four finishing hole is the signature hole at Doral. Also ranking as the No. 1 handicap hole on the course as well.

In 2011, the finishing hole ranked 33rd most difficult on the PGA Tour, in relation to par.

With that, let's look at some of the players to watch this week on the TPC Blue Monster at Doral.

Tiger Woods

No surprise here for anyone I'm sure.

Woods has won this event on the TPC Blue Monster, three times. He has also never finished outside the top-10, in eight appearances.

With the game and confidence he showed on Sunday, firing a final round 62 at the Honda Classic. His confidence could be peaking heading into this event.

Rory McIlroy

How can you look past the newly crowned No. 1 player in the world.

After holding off a late Woods charge on Sunday at the Honda Classic. The would be winner vaulted himself to the No. 1 position in the OWGR.

It's hard to argue that anyone has been playing better than McIlroy the past few months. In his last 12 world wide starts, the 22-year old has racked up three wins and 11 top-5's.

Phil Mickelson

With all the media coverage Woods and McIlroy received after their Sundays at the Honda Classic. Mickelson was voted as the PGA Tour Player of the Month for February.

The 2009 champion of this event has already notched another victory on Tour this year, at Pebble Beach.

Lefty is currently ranked 10th on the PGA Tour in Strokes Gained Putting. When Mickelson can find the hole on the greens, he is a tough player to beat on any course.

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