Wells Fargo Championship
Quail Hollow Club – Charlotte, NC
May 3-6, 2018
The Wells Fargo Championship has a loaded field this year, and it is led by Rory McIlroy. Not to mention he absolutely loves this course. He owns the course record of 61 and is the all-time tournament earnings leader. He has been playing some great golf lately and was in the last pairing of the Masters. Had a chance to win, just couldn’t get over the pressure.
Justin Thomas is in the field this week after missing the cut at the Zurich Classic with teammate Bud Cauley. He has been on fire this season with two wins and one second-place finish.
We also get to see Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson this week as both of them are teeing it up. Fowler is a perfect 6-for-6 with a win in 2012. Mickelson, however, is a flawless 13-for-13 and is leading the TOUR this season in birdies or better and loves this course.
Finally, Tiger Woods is back in the field after having an average to bad Masters showing. Woods is trying to play more this year to get back into the swing of things and good for him. He won here in 2007, but if he is going to win this season, he is going to have to beat some of the best.
Other notables include Webb Simpson, Masters Champ, Patrick Reed, Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, Tony Finau, and Tommy Fleetwood.
Wells Fargo Championship PAST WINNERS/RUNNER-UPS
2017: Brian Harman – Dustin Johnson/Pat Perez
2016: James Hahn – Roberto Castro
2015: Rory McIlroy – Patrick Rodgers/Webb Simpson
2014: J.B. Holmes – Jim Furyk
Wells Fargo Championship ODDS
Rory McIlroy 7/1, Justin Thomas 10/1, Rickie Fowler 11/1, Jason Day 20/1
Patrick Reed 22/1, Hideki Matsuyama 22/1, Paul Casey 25/1, Phil Mickelson 28/1
Tiger Woods 28/1, Tommy Fleetwood 30/1, Louis Oosthuizen 35/1, Tony Finau 35/1
Alex Noren 40/1, Kevin Kisner 40/1, Webb Simpson 40/1, Ryan Moore 45/1
Rory McIlroy (7/1)
Rickie Fowler (11/1)
Paul Casey (25/1)
Phil Mickelson (28/1)
PARS OF THE COURSE
Tony Finau (35/1)
Webb Simpson (40/1)
Ryan Moore (45/1)
Tyrrell Hatton (66/1)
Brooks Koepka (75/1)
Xander Schauffele (80/1)
Beau Hossler (100/1)
J.B. Holmes (125/1)
With this tournament you need to look to bet someone at the top. Quail Hollow has proved to be a tough test in the past, and your money should be on someone that knows the course and has been playing well. Could easily throw money at Mickelson and it could pay off. However, ride with Rory McIlroy this weekend.
[button type=”big” color=”green”] Pick: Rory McIlroy [/button]