Wells Fargo Championship: What to know for TOUR's trip to Quail Hollow
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The PGA TOUR is in Charlotte this week for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club.

This event is one of the more notable ones on the calendar and tends to attract plenty of top players. Played two weeks before the PGA Championship, it also provides most golfers with a final opportunity to sharpen their games ahead of the season's second major.

When: May 6-8
Where: Charlotte
Purse: $8.1 million
Winner's prize: $1.458 million

How to watch

Date Channel Time (ET)
Thurs. May 6 Golf Channel 2-6 p.m.
Fri. May 6 Golf Channel 2-6 p.m.
Sat. May 7 Golf Channel 1-3 p.m.
CBS 3-6 p.m.
Sun. May 8 Golf Channel 1-3 p.m.
CBS 3-6 p.m.

Streaming available throughout the week on PGA TOUR Live.

Previous result

Max Homa is the defending champion after claiming his first career win in 2019 at Quail Hollow. The 2020 edition of the Wells Fargo Championship was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The North Carolina venue is the home of Jason Day's last victory in 2018, and it's where Justin Thomas claimed his first and only major by winning the 2017 PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy also loves Quail Hollow. He's a two-time Wells Fargo Championship winner, which includes his four-shot victory over Phil Mickelson in 2010 for his first career title. McIlroy has finished inside the top 10 in six of his last seven starts at this event.

Recent winners

2020: Canceled
2019: Max Homa (-15) over Joel Dahmen
2018: Jason Day (-12) over Nick Watney, Aaron Wise
2017: Brian Harman (-10) over Dustin Johnson, Pat Perez
2016: James Hahn (-9) in a playoff over Roberto Castro
2015: Rory McIlroy (-21) over Webb Simpson, Patrick Rodgers
2014: J.B. Holmes (-14) over Jim Furyk
2013: Derek Ernst (-8) in a playoff over David Lynn
2012: Rickie Fowler (-14) in a playoff over Rory McIlroy, D.A. Points

The field

Thomas and Jon Rahm are the highest-ranked players in the field, followed closely by Xander Schauffele, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, and Webb Simpson.

McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau, and Sungjae Im round out the 11 top-20 ranked players in action.

Featured Groups (all times ET)

Group: Jon Rahm, Webb Simpson, Max Homa
Thursday - 7:23 a.m.
Friday - 12:43 p.m.

Group: Justin Thomas, Viktor Hovland, Patrick Cantlay
Thursday - 7:34 a.m.
Friday - 12:54 p.m.

Group: Bryson DeChambeau, Xander Schauffele, Joaquin Niemann
Thursday - 12:43 p.m.
Friday - 7:23 a.m.

Group: Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed, Stewart Cink
Thursday - 12:54 p.m.
Friday - 7:34 a.m.

The full list of groups and tee times can be found here.

The course

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Quail Hollow is a 7,521-yard par 71 designed by George Cobb. It has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship 15 times, as well as the 2017 PGA Championship. It will also be the site of the 2022 Presidents Cup.

Holes Nos. 16-18 - collectively dubbed "The Green Mile" - are three of the toughest five holes on the course. Together, they form a par-4-3-4 stretch that plays close to a stroke over par. Golfers who manage to end the week at even for these holes can certainly consider it a win.

Betting corner

Jon Rahm +900
Justin Thomas +1000
Bryson DeChambeau +1500
Xander Schauffele +1700
Webb Simpson +1800
Viktor Hovland +1900
Rory McIlroy +2000
Patrick Cantlay +2200
Patrick Reed +2200
Tony Finau +2200
Will Zalatoris +2500
Max Homa +2700
Abraham Ancer +3300
Cameron Tringale +3300
Corey Conners +3300
Joaquin Niemann +3300
Brian Harman +4400
Emiliano Grillo +4400
Sungjae Im +4400
Bubba Watson +5500
Jason Day +5500
Shane Lowry +5500

(Odds source: theScore Bet)

Wells Fargo Championship: What to know for TOUR's trip to Quail Hollow
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