W.G.C. Cadillac Championship. Reed Resplendent. March 09 2014
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Patrick has proved what he has always believed, that he belongs among the best in the world. He has won the WGC Cadillac Championship trophy, his third Tour win in seven months, shooting a final round of even par 72, to post -4 under par.
When asked on live TV what he thought about his achievement Patrick proudly answered;
“I just don’t see a lot of guys that have done that, besides Tiger Woods, of course, and all of the other legends of the game. I believe in myself. Especially after how hard I’ve worked, that I’m one of the top five players in the world. To come out of a field like this and to hold on wire to wire like that, I feel like I’ve proven myself.”
Tied in second place at -3 under par were Bubba Watson and Jamie Donaldson. Bubba had a fine last round of -4 under par, and then admitted that this course scares him;
“I’m where I want to be, my ball striking I wish was a little bit better. But certain golf courses just scare me half to death and around here scared me a lot but I played it really well this week."
Jamie said he has always been a late developer, but he is happy with where he is right now;
"I've always been pretty much a late developer in most things, really. I left school before I could develop any there! So I had to play golf, really. My career has been up and down for me. Early on, I started off pretty good and then I had a big loss for four years after injury, and then I just had to regroup and do things that worked and work hard and keep believing. I just forced the wheel the other direction, and that's what it's done. I've found something that was working and just kept doing it and kept getting better at doing it, and then here we are getting better, again, so I’m happy.”
Tiger Woods, who started the day in contention said the pain in his back intensified after his bunker shot on the sixth. A nasty lie leaving him with his left foot in the bunker, and the right pressing against the lip of the bunker;
" That's what set it off and then it was done after that. Just see if I could actually manage, keep the spasms at bay."
He carded a final round of +6 over par 78, with a total of +5 over par, dropping him twenty-one places to T25. Tiger also failed to make a birdie in a final round for the first time in his career, and the lead up to the first Major is not going well;
"If I feel good, I can actually make a pretty decent swing, you saw it Saturday. But if I'm feeling like this, it's a little tough."