This week we are setting our radars on the return of the Wells Fargo Championship from Charlotte, North Carolina. This tournament is one of the better golf tournaments each year and seems to bring out the best golfers in the world.
Wells Fargo Championship has been around since 2003, when it was known as the Wachovia Championship. The tournament has been played each year at Quail Hollow Golf Club, with the exception of 2017 when it was played in Wilmington, North Carolina at Eagle Point Golf Club, when the tournament was moved for that one year due to the PGA Championship being played at Quail Hollow. The winner of this tournament this year will receive his share of $7.9 million dollar prize pool.
Rory McIlroy is the only player that has won this tournament more than one time, winning in 2010 & 2015. There are several players playing this week that can also become multi-time winners including Max Homa (2019), Jason Day (2018), Brian Harman (2017), James Hahn (2016), JB Holmes (2014), Derek Ernst (2013), Rickie Fowler (2012), Lucas Glover (2011), Sean O’Hair (2009), Tiger Woods (2007) and Vijay Singh (2005).
Quail Hollow Course Details
Quail Hollow is a Par 71 golf course that plays at just under 7600 yards. The course was originally designed by George Cobb, who is the same guy that designed Augusta National’s Par 3 Course and the Tour Championships East Lake. The course was designed later on by Tom Fazio.
The course is littered with undulation, similar to what the pros of the PGA play on at Augusta National, but not as defined. The greens at Quail Hollow can be tricky. They use to be Bentgrass but in 2014, they had a complete makeover and now are full Bermuda Grass.
Many golfers that have done interviews over the years speak of how tough the last three holes on this course are. Holes 16, 17 and 18 are commonly referred to as “The Green Mile”. Each year, “The Green Mile” ranks among the hardest trio of holes that the pros on the PGA will pay on throughout the year.
Wells Fargo Championships Cut Info
The cut line for the Wells Fargo Championships is much like most other normal tournaments. There are 156 golfers scheduled to start the tournament on Thursday and only the Top 70 and ties will make it through the cut, to play on Saturday and Sunday.
Wells Fargo Championships System Attributes
Our first and probably most important aspect of successfully handicapping Quail Hollow is finding some long off the tee golfers. You won’t find too many short hitters being played on my list this week. Simply look over the past winners and you will see a plethora of golfers that are long off the tee.
One more aspect that I always combine with my guys that are long off the tee is guys that have good Scrambling stats. Reason being, if the golfer veers off the fairway, they will need to be able to recover your ball. Having a golfer that can get out of those bad spots is a great benefit at Quail Hollow.
Earl's Wells Fargo Championships Golfers
- Jon Rahm +1200 for 2 Units
- Corey Conners +3300
- Sungjai Im +4500
- Abraham Ancer +4000
Spooky's Wells Fargo Championship Golfers
- Matt Jones 100/1
- Brendan Steele 150/1
- Bubba Watson 65/1