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2024 Wells Fargo Championship Preview and Free Pick

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 4:17 pm by Erwin Noguera

The Wells Fargo Championship is an annual PGA Tour event played in early May at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. First held in 2003, the tournament has become one of the premier stops on the PGA Tour schedule. 

Quail Hollow Club is considered one of the finest courses on tour. The 7,600-yard, par-72 layout was designed by golf course architect George Cobb in 1961 andthen redesigned by Tom Fazio and Arnold Palmer.

The Wells Fargo Championship attracts many of the game’s top players. Past champions include Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, J. B. Holmes and Jason Day. It is one of the key tournaments players use to hone their games before the PGA Championship in late May.

This year promises to be another exciting edition of the Wells Fargo Championship. Defending champion Wyndham Clark will be looking to go back-to-back, while stars like Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, and Max Homa lead a stacked field vying for the title.

2024 Wells Fargo Championship: Relevant participants

Heading into this year’s Wells Fargo Championship, several top contenders should compete for the title based on their recent form and past success at Quail Hollow.

Rory McIlroy stands out as one of the betting favorites after winning this event twice in 2010 and 2015. The four-time major champion has found solid form lately, including a runner-up finish at the Masters last month. McIlroy has an excellent track record at Quail Hollow, where his length off the tee and strong iron play suit the course layout. Expect to see him in contention on Sunday.

Patrick Cantlay is another favorite after his victory in the Zurich Classic pairs event two weeks ago. With one of the most consistent games on tour, don’t be surprised if Cantlay is contending for his second straight Wells Fargo title.

Max Homa also can’t be overlooked as a two-time Wells Fargo winner in 2019 and 2021. His elite ball striking has propelled him to two wins already this season. Coming off a top-3 finish at the Masters, Homa’s precise iron play makes him a good candidate for the smaller greens at Quail Hollow.

The Course: Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club

Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship since 2003. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the course was designed by George Cobb and opened in 1961. 

Quail Hollow is a par 72 measuring 7,600 yards. It is considered one of the toughest courses on the PGA Tour and has undergone several renovations over the years under the direction of Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, and Tom McBroom.

Some notable features at Quail Hollow include the three-hole stretch known as the “Green Mile:” holes 16, 17, and 18. This challenging finish has ruined many a player’s round. The par -4 17th, in particular, is one of the toughest holes on the tour. 

The course also features the “Valley of Sin,” a treacherous green bunker on the par 5 15th hole. And the signature “Johnny Harris Lake” comes into play on multiple holes. Overall, the quail hole rewards precise drives and crisp wedge play. The undulating greens are also known for giving players fits.

When?

May 9-12

Where can I watch it?

Paramount+, Peacock, and ESPN

Betting odds top five

Rory McIlroy 7.00

Patrick Cantlay 11.00

Xander Schauffele 15.00

Max Homa 19.00

Viktor Hovland 21.00

2024 Wells Fargo Championship Betting Picks

With a star-studded field featuring players like Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, and defending champion Wyndham Clark, picking a winner for the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship is no easy task. However, go for Rory McIlroy to capture his fourth Wells Fargo title this week at Quail Hollow. 

McIlroy has a flawless record on this course, with three wins and seven top-10 finishes in nine career starts. He finished near the top last year and feels comfortable with the layout.

Quail Hollow also sets up well for his game. The course demands length off the tee and strong iron play to attack the small greens. McIlroy excels in both areas. While others like Cantlay and Clark are strong contenders, and we pick them for the podium, we predict Rory will add to his Wells Fargo legacy with another title this week.

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