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Wells Fargo Championship: Expert Picks

Rickie knows the Charlotte venue well.

Wells Fargo Championship - Final Round Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR

Tournament Information

Wells Fargo Championship
Date: May 12th – 15th
Course: Quail Hollow Club
Purse: $8.1MM ($1.5MM to winner)
2020 Winner: Max Homa (-15)


Quail Hollow Club – Eagle Point Golf Club. Designed in 1961 by George Cobb, it was slightly modified by Arnold Palmer in 1986 and Tom Fazio in 1997 and 2003. It features some rolling hills and a decent amount of elevation changes. Ball placement is important. Traps are laid throughout usually at the low points further reiterating solid ball placement atop the elevation changes. Additionally the course is 7,600 yards giving it a decent amount of distance required.

Wells Fargo Championship - Round One Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR

My Starting 4

Joel Dahmen (first selection this year) Dahmen was top 20 each of the last 2 years at Quail Hollow. He won the Corales Puntacana but he only has 2 top 10s this season.

Rickie Fowler (fifth selection this year) — Fowler has been among the top 25 each of the last 3 years here. After a few down tournaments, he was top 20 at Valero Texas last week posting a 5 under.

Jason Day (third selection this year) Day has finished among the top 10 in 2 of the last 3 years here (the other year he was 24th). He’s top 50 in strokes gained off the tee, around the green, tee to green and total.

Patrick Reed (third selection this year) – Reed was also a top 10 finisher 2 of the last 3 years (the other year he was 28th). He’s currently 14th in total strokes gained and 2nd in strokes gained putting.

My Bench 2

Brian Harman (second selection this year) — Harman was a top 25 finisher 2 of the last 3 years at Wells Fargo. He was top 15 each of the last 4 tournaments and he’s currently 33rd in total strokes gained.

Kyle Stanley (first selection this year) — Four years ago Stanley was 115th here, 3 years ago he was 13th then 2 years ago he was 8th. Stanley has been up and down over the last few months with three missed cuts and two top 25 finishes over his last 6 tournaments. He’s good in greens in regulation and tee to green but he struggles with Putting.

Fun Fact: The majority of the charitable proceeds go to Teach for America

2020-2021 Stats (1st percent would be the top golfer picked every week)
Starting 4: avg finish 39th (31st percent)
Bench 2: avg finish 44th (35th percent)