The world’s top 50 players will contest the first World Golf Championship of the year which starts tomorrow at Doral, Florida.
And world no.1 Rory McIlroy will be determined to bounce back in style after his miserable showing at last week’s Honda Classic.
Little went right for the Irishman who crashed out with seven over par – his first missed cut on American soil since 2012.
That hurt McIlroy and he’s keen to make amends over the long and demanding – and aptly named – Blue Monster course this week. “I don’t like missing cuts. You want to be playing on the weekend, and it’s not nice when you miss out.
“But you just have to try and forget about it and move on.”
However, with such a powerful field assembled and on such a challenging course, it will clearly be no stroll in the park for the world no.1.
His biggest challengers could well be in-form Aussie Jason Day, winner of the Farmers Insurance Open and with three top 5s already this season, and big hitting Bubba Watson who was runner-up to fellow American Patrick Reed last time round.