The 2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship took place at the Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course in Florida in early March. Dustin Johnson pulled off a big win to bring in his ninth overall event win and his second WGC win. He also won $1.57 million in the event.
Johnson’s win also paid off at the sportsbooks. Johnson had 18/1 odds to win. This was less than the 11/2 for favorite Rory McIlroy and 14/1 for Jason Day and Bubba Watson.
J.B. Holmes, who was all the way down at 66/1, had a four-stroke lead after the first day with a -10. Holmes’ 62 was one stroke away from the course record. Dustin Johnson was at -4 after that round.
Johnson went from a 68 to a 73 on the second day of competition to fall to -3. Holmes also went from a 62 to 73 but still had a two-stroke lead with a -9 score.
Johnson and Bubba Watson both had holes-in-one on the fourth hole on the third day. This par-3 hole was 227 yards long; only two holes on the course are shorter than this one. Both ended the day with a -6 total while Holmes improved to -11 off of four straight birdies.
All three golfers were in close quarters on the last day. However, Holmes had a 75 and only one birdie in his last round. Watson also had five birdies but three bogeys with a 71. Johnson had a 69 to finish the tour with a -9 score. This was one stroke above second to give him the victory.
Holmes and Watson did get some handsome prizes too. Holmes got $930,000 for finishin in second at -8 while Watson got $540,000 off of his -7 score.
There were eight other golfers who had below-par scores of less than 288 for the four days. These golfers included Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Webb Simpson and Rory McIlroy. Each of these golfers got $163,333 or more each for their performances.