Past winners at the WGC Cadillac Championship
2011: Nick Watney
Nick Watney poses with the Gene Sarazen trophy after his two-stroke victory at the 2011 WGC- Cadillac Championship at the TPC Blue Monster at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa on March 13, 2011 in Doral, Fla. Watney began the day two strokes behind Dustin Johnson and notched a birdie on the 18th hole to put the finishing touches on his round of 67 to win by two strokes.
2010: Ernie Els
Ending the longest victory drought of his career at two years, Ernie Els claimed a four-stroke victory at the 2010 WGC-CA Championship in Doral, Fla. Els closed with a 6-under 66 to finish at 18 under. In second place was Charl Schwartzel, whose father used to play with Els when Schwartzel was just a toddler. The two players were tied for the lead heading into the event's final round.
2009: Phil Mickelson
Despite being treated for heat exhaustion and mild dehydration before playing the final round, Phil Mickelson still won the WGC-CA Championship in 2009. Closing with seven straight pars, he shot a 3-under 69 to defeat Nick Watney by one stroke. In his first stroke-play competition since coming back from knee surgery, Tiger Woods finished tied for ninth at 11-under.
2008: Geoff Ogilvy
At the WGC-CA Championship in 2008, tor the first time in six months -- and for the first time at the tournament in over three years -- Tiger Woods suffered a loss. Geoff Ogilvy stepped up to take the top spot, shooting a 1-under 71 in the final round to finish at 17 under and edge out Retief Goosen, Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh by one stroke. The event finished on Monday because of a rain delay.
2007: Tiger Woods
Despite shooting a 1-over 73 in the final round in 2007, Tiger Woods held on to win his third straight WGC-CA Championship. It was the sixth time in his career he won by shooting over par in the last round. Only in the last three holes of the final round did Woods let anyone close to within four shots of him, and he ultimately won by two strokes over Brett Wetterich.
2006: Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods shot a 4-under 67 in the final round to surge to an impressive eight-stroke victory in 2006. Not only was it his sixth consecutive PGA Tour title, but it also was his fifth title at the tournament.
2005: Tiger Woods
John Daly was just a three-foot putt away from forcing a third extra hole at the 2005 WGC-American Express Championship, but he badly pulled the par putt and settled for bogey. That gave Tiger Woods, who had made up two strokes in the final three holes to force the playoff, the win. Woods shot a 2-under 68 in the final round to finish at 10 under. Only 24 of the 71 players who started the tournament that year finished under par.
2004: Ernie Els
In a battle with Thomas Bjorn for much of the day, Ernie Els drained a six-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to gain a two-stroke lead. After he found the bunker on the 18th, it became evident how important that cushion would be. Els bogeyed the hole and ultimately finished at 18 under, one stroke ahead of Bjorn.
2003: Tiger Woods
Leading by three strokes on the 70th hole of the 2003 WGC-American Express Championship, Tiger Woods found his ball mired in thick grass. In order to play it, Woods had to stand in a nearby bunker. What could have been a disaster turned into just a routine shot, as Woods chipped to 10 feet away and then made his par putt. Plays like that helped him hold on for the win despite shooting a 2-over 72 in the final round. He finished at 6 under, two strokes ahead of Stuart Appleby, Tim Herron and Vijay Singh.
2002: Tiger Woods
Retief Goosen surged up the leaderboard with a course-record 10-under 62 in the final round of the 2002 WGC-American Express Championship, but his rally came up just one stroke shy of displacing Tiger Woods in the top spot. Woods closed with a 6-under 66 to finish at 25 under. He nearly played the entire tournament without a bogey but did miss a 3 1/2-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to snap that streak.
2000: Mike Weir
When Tiger Woods' ball dropped into the water on the 71st hole of the 2000 tournament, he lost his shot at winning the WGC-American Express Championship for the second year in a row. He also lost his chance to become the first $10 million man in golf and the first player in 50 years to win at least 10 PGA Tour tournaments in a single year. Mike Weir earned the victory, shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round and finishing at 11 under for a two-stroke victory over Lee Westwood.
1999: Tiger Woods
After an unlucky triple-bogey on the 71st hole, Tiger Woods fell two strokes behind Miguel Angel Jimenez. The 23-year-old easily could have folded, but instead he rallied in dramatic fashion. Aided by Jimenez' bogeys on the 16th and 18th holes, Woods warmed up for a playoff. He drained his birdie putt on the first extra hole for the victory.