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Friday
Feb222013

WGC Cadillac At Trump Doral Through 2023

The standout component to this press release--besides committing to The Donald and Doral for ten years--is in the branding department.

No mention of the TPC Blue Monster at Doral or TPC at Trump Monster or whatever they call the course that is, technically, a TPC managed property.

World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship to be staged at Trump Doral through 2023
Coming improvements to resort and course to ensure world-class event continues for the next decade

DORAL, Fla. – The PGA TOUR, on behalf of the International Federation of PGA Tours, today confirmed that the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship has agreed to an extension with Trump Doral as the event’s host resort and course through 2023. The Cadillac Championship, which is the second in a series of four World Golf Championships, has been played at Trump Doral since 2007. The 2013 event will again feature the best players from around the world on March 6-10, with Justin Rose attempting to defend his title against the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson and many more of the game’s best.

The PGA TOUR has hosted events at Doral since 1962 when Billy Casper took down a field that included Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan. More than 50 years later, the best in the world are still coming to take on the Blue Monster at the Cadillac Championship as the tournament traditionally hosts one of the top fields in golf combining players from the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, the FedExCup, the Race to Dubai and other Tour’s Order of Merit standings.

Meanwhile Paradise Afshar reports that The Donald is getting along well Doral's neighbors.

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Reader Comments (19)

Dissappointing announcement and a horrible course.

A flat and grainy bermuda grass course in a former swamp that loosk completely un-intriguing on television.

Even Dove Mountain KO's this sad excuse for a golf course.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
Well there is the coming Gil Hanse renovation to consider, are you at all optimistic about that ADG?
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
If Mr. Bouffant Hair allowed him to completely blow up the course I might be semi-interested. But all I am expecting is some minor contouring and some bunkerwork. Same routing and same lousy land for course-building.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
Quite honestly, I just don't know why the Dove Mountain track gets such bad reviews, It is visually very exciting with all the real desert, cactus, and elevation changes. I know the ''jacked up greens'' have been a diss, but I though they straightened them out (relatively speakng)

As to ''Frump Doral'', I still remember Norman winning a playoff with a chip in on the front, and Kraft, I think, dumping one in the lake on 18 and giving a win away, and then the remarkable Aussie hole out on 18, much to Johnnie Miller's delight! A lot of history, and other than the airplane noise, I still enjoy watching the play there.

ADG, or DTF, or?? someone want to straighten me out?
digsouth - Doral is basically a poor ancestor of the Shadow Creek / Wynn model. Something from almost nothing. And the land of Doral has less to offer than the LV sites.

And the constant hype over the decades has been tiring. Blue Monster? Come on! Maybe with persimmons and poorly forged irons. When they say that now, it reminds me of Grover from Sesame Street.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
LOL....maybe they need a cookie dough trap around 18 :)

It would seem to be salvageable (the overall course),,, I am for different length par 3's including a very short one, and the semi drivable par 4 could certainly be revamped in to an intriging.

It seems Doral, like a lot of courses--if the wind is not blowing, the course is defenseless. I don't intend to ''change your mind'', but I still enjoy watching the venue. Over half of my reason for even bothering with golf on TV, is the scenery, and at least as far as TV goes, it still looks nice. Now I have worked in film, and I know that what the camera shows vs what is right off camera can be stark contrasts, but still....
What more did the Las Vegas site for Shadow Creek have to offer vs the Doral site?

digger, I don't think you need any straightening out.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
golfworldmonday (dot) com/golfworldmonday/20120305/?pg=13&pm=1&u1=friend#pg13

Initial routing ideas/map there.

- 6 or 7 new holes.
- drivable par 4 on hole 16.
- par 3 15th essentially becomes an island green.
- all 18 greens will be new.
- reinstatement of Wilson's preferred angles of play from original design.
- $10,000,000 budget.

Sounds fairly comprehensive to me.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
This should justify the $300 green fees...are the car-jackings and drive-bys included?
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
Sounds like the same kind of neighborhood that surrounds ANGC.
Bobby D...once I was down there and before dinner went out to fish a couple of the lakes. On the last cast I caught a peacock bass in one of the little lakes over by the side near the golf school. Well those peacock's are extremely feisty and in the process of hook removal damned if one tine of a treble hook didn't get completely buried in the fattest part of my thumb with the barb waaaay in there. After consulting a fishing buddy we decided my two options were emergency room or get to work with pocketknife....upon further reflection it was clear that embedded fishhook was never going to compete with shootings and stabbings and such in the local emergency room so i got busy with the pocketknife! Pleased to report that with a superior tape job I was able to tee it up the next day!!
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
What more did the Las Vegas site for Shadow Creek have to offer vs the Doral site?

A: Dry land that naturally drains.

Shadow Creek was built on an alluvial plain with gentle slope. It allows for dramatically more options with respect to digging into the terrain and creating landscape "relief".

Shadow Creek may be artificial, but it is an absolute feast for the senses and loaded with fantastic golf holes that captivate.

Doral is condemned to looking like a golf game on your Mac from the 1980's.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
I figured it was that alluvial plain thing...

Is that the same as "empty desert flatland"? (the wiki description)

It appears work will commence on Doral after the tourney this year, be interesting to see how it turns out.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
"peacock bass"...

Quite a few sharks and barracudas in that neighborhood also :o)
02.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
I was in LV the first year of the LPGA 30 player Tour Championship, at the wonderful Desert Inn track, with olive trees and personality plus. That alluvial plain thing and a half inch of rain netted massive flooding and I ended up hanging in the hotel lobby with the awesome Laura Davies and her caddie and all. We all talked a bit, and the next day I found out that the half inch of rain resulted in dramatic major flooding, cars washed off the roads and the like.

Made for an interesting encounter though. Laura is spectacular to watch play...from teeing it up on a tuft of grass, to being completely airborne at impact!

Note use of superlative adjectives in keeping with the over the top nature of Las Vegas. Spectacular!
digger, I often kick myself for never getting to and staying/playing at The Desert Inn.

It's a shame the people in Dubai ran out of money because the alluvial plain Tiger was working with there was one to beat the dang band!
02.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
DTF.

GeographyFail#
02.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
ADG.

AngerManagementFail#
02.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Whoa. I actually find myself in agreement with ADG over something. But I'm sure we can find some way of arguing over who hates Doral the most, and for the best reason.
02.24.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye

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