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.
Quail Hollow was originally designed by golf course architect George Cobb in 1961. It hosted the Kemper Open from 1969 through 1979, 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 will include Three-Putt Avoidance and Scrambling.
Last year, Jason Day closed with 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.
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.
In the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, Justin Thomas emerged victorious 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.
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 Betting Tips 2019