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Recapping the 2016 World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship

What a weird Sunday we saw again in Florida this week… For the second consecutive week, I had my ‘Rory Victory’ headline ready to go, and for the second consecutive week he stumbled on Sunday to see Adam Scott take home the trophy.

The 2016 field for the Cadillac Championship was loaded, including McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, and just about the remainder of the world’s top 50 golfers.

For the past 3+ seasons, Rory McIlroy has been one of the stronger finishers on tour, so it’s surprising to see his game, particularly his putter, struggle to close out tournaments.

One golfer who’s putter didn’t let him down on Sunday was Bubba Watson, who used a pair of massive punts to push Scott through the 18th hole for a second place finish. Watson hit a ridiculous 61 foot eagle putt on the 8th, then later hit a 28 foot birdie putt to put even more pressure on Scott to finish well.

Adam Scott’s Hot 2016 Start

A quick look over the current PGA Tour standings will tell you just about all you need to know about the start to the 2016 season Adam Scott is having. In 6 starts, he has 4 top-10 finishes and 2 wins.

Most of the major contenders will argue that they want to get one win under their belt by The Masters, but Scott already has two, and will likely look for his third in two weeks at the Arnold Palmer.

2016 pga tour standings

Scott rode phenomenal iron and wedge play, consistently leaving himself makable putts, which he hit consistently… The most impressive part of this victory was the way he rebounded from two early double bogeys on Sunday… Yes, he started the round with not one, but two double bogeys, but amazingly was able to gather himself, get ho, and win.

Next Up: Valspar Championship at Innisbrook

Looking ahead to this weekend, all eyes will be on the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor at beautiful Innisbrook. Just 10 minutes off of Clearwater beach, this is one of the more underrated events on the Florida swing, but, thanks to Spieth’s commitment to play the event every season, is starting to garner more attention.

The field for this season’s Valsap Championship is considerably better than what we saw two years ago, and features 3 top-10 golfers in Spieth, Stenson, and Reed. Look for Jordan to potentially repeat at Innisbrook and to pick up his first win of the 2016 season.

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Chris Lollis

Chris Lollis

Chris is the founder of Golf Tribune and avid golfer. His home course is the Bayou Country Club in Largo, Florida. He currently hits Mizuno irons, Callaway Wedges, and the TaylorMade M2 driver and fairway woods. You can contact Chris directly at chris@golftribune.com.

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