GolfMonger Preview: Wells Fargo Championship

After an incredible week at THE PLAYERS, the PGA Tour moves on to Quail Hollow and the Wells Fargo Championship.  This player’s favorite course outside of Charlotte, NC always seems to provide fans with much excitement and drama on the weekend.  We expect nothing less this weekend.

Quail Hollow plays as one of the toughest par 72 tracks on the circuit with a +o.546 to par average.  It also is home to the GREEN MILE.  Yep, 16, 17 and 18 make up arguable the toughest finish on the PGA Tour.  In fact, 17 and 18 ranked as No. 1 and No.2 toughest holes on tour all season!  We can’t wait for Sunday afternoon!!

THE PLAYERS champ, Rickie Fowler, got his break-through win at the Wells Fargo Championship back in 2012 so it would be nice to see him in the field this week.  But we digress.

GolfMonger Picks:

1.  Rory McIlroy – Kind of a boring pick.  We know.  How do we not though?  Last two events for Rory were a win at Harding Park and a T8 at TPC Sawgrass.  No reason to think he won’t be in the running come Sunday in Charlotte.  His driver is almost laser straight right now, oh and really far too.  He could pick Quail Hollow apart if he has the irons dialed in this week.

2. Jim Furyk – This is a two-folded pick.  His form lately has been strong and he has a history of playing well at Quail Hollow.  In fact, as the all-time earnings leader how do we not pick him?  I am not foreseeing a victory for Mr. Furyk, but a front page finish for certain.

3.  Bill Haas – Quietly finished just one shot out of the playoff last week the THE PLAYERS.  He already has one win this season (Humana), so why not two? Haas has had some success at the Wells Fargo with a couple of Top 5s to his name.  This was almost our Wild Card pick but we thought better of it.

Wild Card Pick:

Considering the fact that Quail Hollow is such a tough challenge, we needed to find a grinder to pull for in this spot.  We think we have a new one in Kevin Kisner.  With the realization that a missed putt on the 72nd hole at TPC Sawgrass stopped him from grabbing his first PGA Tour win, we think he will be focused this week.  We fully expect to see Kisner in the mix on the GREEN MILE Sunday.

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Author: Brian Stefan

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