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Holmes eyes 4th career victory, biggest win at WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral

Final Round Preview –World Golf Championships – WGC-Cadillac Championship – Trump National Doral – Miami, Florida –

The stage is set as J.B. Holmes tries to protect a five-shot advantage heading in the final round of the  World Golf Championships—Cadillac Championship.

Holmes (11-under) will play in the final pairing again Sunday. This time with long-hitting Dustin Johnson, who has contended in several tournaments without a victory this season. He lost at Riviera in a playoff just a few weeks ago. They tee off at 2:35 p.m. local time in Miami at Trump National Doral.

Both Holmes and DJ managed to ace the par-3 4th hole on Saturday. That creates some “closest-to-the-pin” interest in Sunday’s match up.  Holmes set the stage earlier this week with a 62 in the opening round.

Masters champion Bubba Watson, a runner-up at this event twice including last season, is also 6-under and five back tied with Johnson. Watson plays with Ryan Moore in the final round.

Holmes, a 66-to-1 betting long shot at www.ladbrokes.com to start this week, won the Wells Fargo Championship last May and has three career PGA Tour titles. This would be his biggest victory.

Look for all eyes on Holmes. If he stumbles like in round two when he put four balls in the water, the door would be open to Bubba, DJ and even a group at 4-under if they can post a low round in the club house. That group features Bill Haas, a winner in Palm Springs earlier this year, Louis Oosthuizen and World No. 3 Henrik Stenson.

Other Golf news:

  • Inbee Park hit all 18 Greens in Regulations Sunday and finished 23-under overall without making a bogey all week to capture the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. Park was two shots clear of Rolex Ranking No. 1 Lydia Ko. Third-ranked Stacy Lewis finished third. Park was a 6-1 betting selection.
  • Boo Weekley, a multi-time PGA Tour winner, is making a run in the final round at the Puerto Rico Open. Weekley is 3-under through seven holes to reach 6-under overall. He is two back of Alex Cejka. John Daly is T-6 at 5-under with a handful of holes to play in his final round.
  • Trevor Fisher Jr. (23-under) ran away with a five-shot triumph at the European Tour’s Africa Open. Fisher Jr. shot 8-under-64 Sunday. He was a better-than 50-1 long shot to his maiden European Tour title. He is an 8-time winner on the Sunshine Tour and ranked 271st in the world heading into Africa.