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Wells Fargo Championship betting tips & predictions

The Wells Fargo Championship is held each year in North Carolina. It debuted in 2003 as the Wachovia Championship and was known in 2009 and 2010 as the Quail Hollow Championship.

The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo which purchased Wachovia in 2008.

The 2017 edition of the tournament was played at Eagle Point Golf Course as Quail Hollow played host to the 2017 PGA Championship. The Presidents Cup is scheduled to be played here in September 2022.

Course Overview

Quail Hollow was originally designed by golf course architect George Cobb in 1961. It hosted the Kemper Open from 1969 through 1979 and the PaineWebber Invitational from 1983 through 1989.

It has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship on a near continuous basis since it debuted in 2003. The course underwent a series of modifications of several holes by Arnold Palmer in 1986 and a redesign by Tom Fazio in 1997 and 2003.

Quail Hollow is a quality venue and a demanding test of golf. Annually it ranks as one of the most difficult Par 72s in a non-major.

Following the 2013 tournament the bentgrass greens were replaced with ultradwarf Bermuda grass which is weather tolerant and ideal for championship designs.

Quail Hollow has one of the toughest finishes on tour with holes 16, 17, and 18 commonly known as the "Green Mile". It is a Par 4-3-4 finish that annually ranks among the PGA Tour's hardest holes.

Driving Accuracy and Par 5 Performance are key statistics around Quail Hollow and hitting the 6,500-square foot greens is about the easiest test on the course. The course ranks as one of the most difficult in Proximity to Hole and key stats to consider include Three-Putt Avoidance and Scrambling.

2020 Valspar Championship | Cancelled

The 2020 edition of the tournament was cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

2019 Wells Fargo Championship | Max Homa

In 2019, Max Homa secured his first PGA Tour title with a three-stroke victory at the Wells Fargo Championship. The 28 year-old began the final round in a tie for the lead with Joel Dahmen and Jason Dufner at - 11. However, an impressive final round 67 with just a single blemish on the card gave him a -15 (269) total for the tournament.

Max Homa
Strokes Gained Category
Strokes GainedFinishing Position
(SG Category)

His excellent ball-striking was complimented greenside by the putter. Homa topped the pile for the week in Strokes Gained Putting. This equated to a gain of nearly 10 strokes or just over 57% of his overall strokes gained for the week. Other stats include T45 for Driving Accuracy, T20 for Driving Distance, T17 for GIR and 1st in Putts per GIR.

2018 Wells Fargo Championship | Jason Day

The 2018 champion, Jason Day, carded a final round -2 (69) to finish on -12 (272) and win his 12th PGA Tour title. It was his second win of the season having captured the Farmers Insurance Open earlier in the year. He joined the 2011 champion Lucas Glover as the only players to record four rounds in the 60’s (69-67-67-69) in the tournaments history.

Jason Day
Strokes Gained Category
Strokes GainedFinishing Position
(SG Category)

The Australian’s play on and around the green was key to his victory. Strokes Gained Around-The-Green (1st) and Strokes Gained Putting (2nd) combined gave 85% of his strokes gained on the field average. In terms of shots this equated to a 13.207 stroke gain on the field average. For the week, Day ranked 14th for Driving Distance, T49 for Driving Accuracy, T69 for GIR and 2nd for both Scrambling and Strokes Gained Putting.

2017 PGA Championship | Justin Thomas

In the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, Justin Thomas emerged from the pack to capture his first major title. There were numerous players in the mix come the ‘back-9’ on Sunday but Thomas edged in front by chipping in for birdie from 40 feet on the Par 3 13th. He went on to hold his nerve down the stretch as his challengers faded.

Justin Thomas
Strokes Gained Category
Strokes GainedFinishing Position
(SG Category)

Thomas finished on a score of -8 (276) for his fourth victory of the year. He ended the week 11th in Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green and backed up his superb ball-striking with his flat-stick, finishing the week 4th in Strokes Gained Putting. For the tournament he was 1st in Driving Distance, T62 for Driving Accuracy, T17 for GIR and 2nd in Putts per GIR.

Wells Fargo Championship Winning Formula

The following table details the Average Strokes Gained in each of the key strokes gained categories for the past three champions around Quail Hollow.

Last 3 Champions
Strokes Gained Category
Average Strokes GainedAverage Finishing
Position SG Category

Graphing the above Average Strokes Gained gives a visual check on the likely key areas required for success at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

The above tells us that Quail Hollow is a course that will test every aspect of a player's game

Wells Fargo Championship Tips

Victor Hovland golf betting tipsViktor Hovland 20/1 (E/W) - first trip to the Wells Fargo Championship for the Norwegian professional. Has 10 x Top 25 finishes from 15 starts this season including a victory at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and runner up finishes in both the Farmers Insurance Open and WGC Workday Championship. Finished 3rd in Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green at last week's Valspar Championship on his way to a T3 finish. A solid all-round game puts him inside the Top 30 in this week's Stats Analysis. He is also 5th on Tour for Birdie Average and 4th for Strokes Gained Off-The-Tee. The 23 year old is the stand-out pick at the top end of the market.

Tony Finau golf betting tipsTony Finau 28/1 (E/W) - has no real form of note around Quail Hollow, with his best result in the recent past a T16 in 2015. Has 10 x Top 25 finishes from 15 starts this season including runner-up finishes in both the Farmers Insurance Open and Genesis Invitational. Finished a very respectable T10 in his last stroke-play outing in the Masters. A zero red-flag game puts him just outside the Top 10 in this week's Stats Analysis table. His strength is in his tee-to-green game, he just needs to see some putts drop early to build momentum. Arriving rested and under the radar is a plus. Another big plus is that there is no one ahead of him in the market setting the golfing world alight. Could this week bring the all elusive second win on Tour, time will tell.

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