WGC Cadillac Championship 2012 Results: Leaderboard Updates, Highlights and More

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent IMarch 8, 2012

The PGA Tour moves to Miami this week as the first round of the 2012 WGC Cadillac Championship kicks off Thursday morning.

Defending champion Nick Watney will hope to dominate the TPC Blue Monster at Doral course for his first win of the season. You can watch the tournament on NBC and the Golf Channel.

Update: Sunday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET

Bubba Watson blew a three shot lead, and finished in second place to Justin Rose. Watson fired a disappointing two-over 74 on Sunday. 

His struggles started early. He bogeyed three of his first five holes. Rose had a steady, but unspectacular round with a two-under 70. 

He almost blew it as well with a bogey on the the final hole. That left the door open for Watson to force a playoff, but he missed a birdie putt. 

1Justin Rose-16F
2Bubba Watson-15F
3Rory McIlroy-14F
T4Peter Hanson-13F
T4Charl Schwartzel-13F
T6Luke Donald-12F
T6John Senden-12F
T8Bo Van Pelt-11F
T8Steve Stricker-11F
T8Matt Kuchar-11F
T8Keegan Bradley-11F

Due to an injured left Achilles, Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from action after his drive on the 12th hole. 

Update: Sunday, March 11 at 3:20 p.m. ET

On a Sunday he started with a three shot lead, Bubba Watson wasted no time carding a birdie. He birdied the No. 1 par five.

He followed that up with a par, and while that is a strong start, it was his worst start of the tournament. This is the first round he has not been at least two-under after two holes. 


Position Player Score Thru
1 Bubba Watson -18 2
2 Keegan Bradley -16 2
3 Justin Rose -15 3
T4 Peter Hanson -12 3
T4 Matt Kuchar -12 4
T4 Charl Schwartzel -12 7
T4 Luke Donald -12 7
8 Zach Johnson -11 4


Rory McIlroy is in a large group of players tied at 10-under, and Tiger Woods sits at nine-under. 


Update: Saturday, March 10 at 6:10 p.m. ET

This is Bubba Watson's tournament to lose. After carding a five-under 67 on Sunday, Watson extended his lead to three strokes over Justin Rose and Keegan Bradley. 

Bubba missed a couple of short putts, or his round would have been closer to the 62 he carded on Friday. 

Position Player Score Thru
1 Bubba Watson -17 F
2 Justin Rose -14 F
3 Keegan Bradley -14 F
4 Peter Hanson -12 F
T5 Matt Kuchar -11 F
T5 Zach Johnson -11 F
7 Johnson Wagner -10 F

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are in a pack of six golfers at nine-under. 

Update: Saturday, March 10 at 4:30 p.m. ET

Bubba Watson isn't dropping any strokes, but his playing partner is reeling him in. Justin Rose has closed the gap to one stroke. 

The leaderboard has begun to thin out just a bit as Watson, Rose and Keegan Bradley begin to put some distance between themselves and the rest of the field. 

Position Player Score Thru
1 Bubba Watson -17 12
2 Justin Rose -16 12
3 Keegan Bradley -14 14
4 Adam Scott -12 13
T5 Matt Kuchar -11 F
T5 Peter Hanson -11 13
T5 Zach Johnson -11 16
8 Johnson Wagner -10 F

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are in a group of five golfers at nine-under. Both men are done with their round for the day. Tiger finished with a four-under 68, and Rory carded a seven-under 65. 

Update: Saturday, March 10 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Position Player Score Thru
1 Bubba Watson -17 8
2 Justin Rose -12 7
T3 Keegan Bradley -11 9
T3. Adam Scott -11 8
T5 Matt Kuchar -10 14
T5 Peter Hanson -10 8
T5 Webb Simpson -10 16

Five players are tied at nine-under. That group includes Rory McIlroy, who is done with his round and finished his round with a seven-under, 65. 

After a hot start, Tiger Woods has cooled off. He is currently three-under for the day and eight under for the tournament through 13 holes.

Update: Saturday, March 10 at 2:25 p.m. ET

Leader Bubba Watson was not going to let the runs that Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were making before he teed off get into his head. 

In fact, it seems to have only propelled him to new heights. He is three-under through two holes after getting an eagle on the par five opener. 

Position Player Score Thru
1 Bubba Watson -15 2
2 Justin Rose -13 3
T3. Adam Scott -10 4
T3 Rory McIlroy -10 15
T3. Keegan Bradley -10 5
T3 Peter Hanson -10 4
7 Webb Simpson -9 11

There is a whole host of golfers tied at eight-under—including Tiger Woods. Woods dropped a stroke on the par five eighth. He then teed off into the water on the par three ninth, but chipped in for par. He is just starting his back nine. 


Update: Saturday, March 10 at 1:40 p.m. ET

As they say, the cream of the crop rises to the top, and world No. 1 Rory McIlroy is doing just that. He is eight-under through 11 holes on Saturday. 

That moves him to 10-under for the tournament. He is in third place, and just two shots behind leader Bubba Watson. Watson has yet to tee off. 

McIlroy isn't the only big name making a charge. Tiger Woods is four-under through six. That moves him to nine-under for the tourney. 

This is shaping up to be a one of a kind day. Stay tuned for more updates, and a leaderboard once Watson and the other leaders get a few holes under their belts. 


Update: Saturday, March 10 at 12:30 p.m. ET

It is going to be another day of low scores at Doral. The leaders have yet to tee off, and the players on the course are making up some ground. 

German Barnden Grace already fired an 8-under 64, and the way things are going that won't even be the day's low round. 

KJ Choi has moved into 15th by going 2-under through his first three holes. Aaron Baddeley joins him in 15th. He is 4-under through eight holes. 

Unless the weather drastically changes, this is going to be on low scoring Saturday. 


Watney tees of at 12:40 p.m. ET, which is the same time that Tiger Woods will begin his first round. Woods barely made the cut last weekend at the Honda Classic, but played well on the weekend to finish tied for second.

Phil Mickelson will tee off at 11:20 a.m. ET as he looks for his second tour win of 2012. Mickelson was named PGA Tour player of the month for February.

Last week's winner at the Honda Classic and current No. 1-ranked player in the world Rory McIlroy looks to continue his fantastic play this season when he tees off at 11:40 a.m. ET. The 22-year-old star from Northern Ireland is second on the PGA Tour money list this season and right now is the golfer to beat this year.


Last Minute Prediction: Tiger Woods Wins at Doral

Woods did quite well on the weekend at the Honda Classic and if he can get off to a better start through the first two rounds at Doral, he won't have to make a dramatic comeback on Sunday. Woods is striking the ball better of late and his putting is slowly improving.

If Tiger gets off to a hot start and is under par after the first two rounds, expect him to be a prime challenger on Sunday against top players such as McIlroy.


Check back here often for leaderboard updates, round recaps, exciting storylines and video highlights from Doral.


Leaderboard - Round 2

Last Updated: Thursday, March 9 at 7:53 p.m. ET

Position Player Score Thru
1st Bubba Watson -12 F
2nd Justin Rose -11 F
3rd Adam Scott -10 F
4th Peter Hanson -9 F
T-5th Keegan Bradley -8 16
T-15th Tiger Woods -5 F
T-27th Rory McIlroy -2 F
T-34th Phil Mickelson -1 F

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