Watney Rallies To Win Doral, Woods Has First Top 10 In Nine Months
DORAL, FL – Nick Watney won the Cadillac Championship at Doral with two big par putts on the back nine and a birdie at the end that left no doubt.
Watney rallied from a two-shot deficit Sunday against Dustin Johnson and closed with a 5-under 67 to win this World Golf Championship, the third victory of his career and by far the biggest.
It was the second time he was in a tense duel at Doral. Watney finished one shot behind Phil Mickelson two years ago. This time, Watney relied on his putter to come out the winner. Johnson fell behind with a bogey on the 16th and couldn’t catch up, closing with a 71.
Tiger Woods found reason to be encouraged about his game Sunday at the Cadillac Championship. Woods finished off another ordinary week by matching his best score of the year with a 6-under 66 at Doral that gives him his best result of the season through five tournaments and his first top 10 in official PGA Tour events in nine months.
Woods says he’s still bothered by not winning, or even having a chance to win. But he says he saw some positive signs for the next time he plays.
He also said he was peaking at just the right time – then smiling as he mentioned a made-for-TV exhibition the next two days. He plays next at Bay Hill in two weeks, his final tuneup for the Masters.