Wells Fargo Championship 2024 Tournament

This week, the PGA TOUR heads to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club. Get ready for some serious golf action on this 7,558-yard par 71 course with Poa Trivialis overseeded grass greens.

It's a big week because we've got another Signature Event lined up, and guess what? The PGA Championship, the second major of the year, is just around the corner, only a week away. But hey, before that, let's talk about who's in and who's out. Unfortunately, World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler won't be hitting the course this time—he's about to become a dad for the first time!

Now, let's talk about Wyndham Clark, because this guy is on fire! He's heading to Quail Hollow as the defending champion for the first time in his PGA Tour career. Remember last year? He crushed it at the Wells Fargo Championship, beating Xander Schauffele by four shots. And that's not all—he followed it up with a win at the U.S. Open and another victory at Pebble Beach in February.

Sure, Scheffler has been tearing it up lately, but Clark's been no slouch either. With almost all of the world's top-50 golfers hitting the course this week, led by Rory McIlroy and our man Clark, it's gonna be one heck of a showdown. And don't forget, without Scheffler in the mix, the Wells Fargo odds have had a little shake-up!

Quail Hollow Club: Course Breakdown

The Wells Fargo Championship is back at Quail Hollow in 2023, where it's been since 2003, except for a couple of breaks for major championships in 2017 and 2022. Quail Hollow has grown over the years, now stretching over 7,600 yards with a par reduced from 72 to 71, making it one of the PGA TOUR's longer courses.

It's got a classic par 71 layout with three tough par-5s and some seriously long par 4s, eight of which go over 450 yards. The first hole kicks things off with a bang, a dogleg that's over 500 yards long, setting the tone for a challenging day on the course. The big finale comes at the Green Mile, with two tough par 4s and a tricky water-guarded par 3 that really tests the pros.

Quail Hollow's got a reputation for being tough, consistently ranking among the top ten hardest courses on the PGA TOUR. It's kind of like Copperhead CC and Riviera, where you need strong play from tee to green. Just look at Max Homa, the 2019 Wells Fargo champ, who's shown that doing well at Riviera and Valspar can set you up for success here too.

To win at Quail Hollow, you've got to be good off the tee, especially if you can smack it far. Past winners have shown that driving distance is key, along with nailing those long iron shots. It's all about accuracy and precision, 'cause this course doesn't cut anyone any slack.

2024 Wells Fargo Championship Field 

The 2024 Wells Fargo Championship is getting hyped up with a massive $20 million prize pot and extra FedEx Cup points. It's drawing big names like Rory McIlroy, a three-time champ, who's hoping to bounce back after a shaky start this season. With Scottie Scheffler out, McIlroy's leading the pack, trailed by Ludvig Aberg and last year's runner-up, Xander Schauffele.

There's some serious talent hitting the course, too. Past Quail Hollow winners like Jason Day, Max Homa, and Justin Thomas, who nailed his first major win here in 2017, are all in the mix. Plus, late additions include Taylor Pendrith, fresh off a win last week, and Ben Kohles, looking to shake off a tough loss. It's a tight field with just 70 players, and there's no cut, so everyone's in for all four rounds unless they bow out or get disqualified. Let the games begin!

PGA Stats To Know: 2024 Wells Fargo Championship

Top SG: Off-The-Tee Targets

  • Rory McIlory - 7th on Tour
  • Xander Schauffele - 10th on Tour
  • Wyndham Clark - 14th on Tour
  • Si Woo Kim - 15th on Tour
  • Stephen Jaeger - 16th on Tour

Top SG: Approach Targets

  • Tom Hoge - 2nd on Tour
  • Shane Lowry - 3rd on Tour
  • Corey Conners - 4th on Tour
  • Tony Finau - 5th on Tour
  • Akshay Bhatia - 6th on Tour

Top SG: Putting Targets

  • Peter Malnati - 2nd on Tour
  • Denny McCarthy - 7th on Tour
  • Sahith Theegala - 8th on Tour
  • Wyndham Clark - 9th on Tour
  • Christiaan Bezuidenhout - 10th on Tour

Best Course History

  • Rory McIlory - 3 Wins, 3 Top 10s (10 of last 10 Cuts)
  • Max Homa - 2 Wins & Top 10 (3 of last 4 Cuts)
  • Jason Day - 1 Win, 1 Top 10, & 1 Top 15 (5 of 7 Cuts)
  • Tommy Fleetwood - 1 Top 10 & 1 Top 15 (2 of 3 Cuts)
  • Emiliano Grillo - 1 Top 10, 1 Top 15, & 1 Top 25 (5 of 5 Cuts)

My Best Bets (21-38 Overall, -5.45 Units)

  • Wyndham Clark: Top 10 (+160)
  • Max Homa: Top 10 (+200)
  • Jason Day: Top 20 (+150)
  • Stephen Jaeger: Top 20 (+165)

One & Done Play

  • Max Homa

PGA DFS Picks: Wells Fargo Championship 2024

Top-Price DFS Wells Fargo Championship Picks

Rory McIlory ($11,800)

Rory McIlroy, the celebrated golf sensation hailing from Northern Ireland, has faced a somewhat turbulent journey this season. Despite his fervent determination to increase his tournament engagements in the build-up to the Masters, he's encountered a series of challenges that have kept success at bay. However, amidst this struggle, a recent shining moment emerged just a fortnight ago. Joining forces with his close friend Lowry, they clinched a memorable victory at the Zurich Classic. This triumph not only brought joy but also injected a renewed vigor into McIlroy's game, marking a significant turning point in his season. 

Now, as he gears up for Quail Hollow, a course where his prowess has often shone brightest, McIlroy finds himself in a unique position. With notable competitors like Scheffler and Aberg absent, the stage is set for McIlroy to reclaim his place atop the leaderboard and reaffirm his status as one of golf's most formidable talents.

Wyndham Clark ($10,500)

Last year, Wyndham Clark rocked this tournament, finishing an impressive 19-under par. Since then, he's been a force to reckon with. Bagging the Wells Fargo title was just the start. He's gone on to win the U.S. Open and nailed three other top-five finishes, including a standout runner-up spot at the Players Championship.

Now, Clark's known for his powerful drives and precise long irons, a perfect fit for Quail Hollow. But it's his resilience that sets him apart. Despite tough competition like Scheffler, he keeps pushing boundaries.

As he gears up for Quail Hollow again, the excitement is palpable. Each swing isn't just about trophies; it's about inspiring dreamers everywhere. With his infectious smile and never-give-up attitude, Wyndham Clark isn't just playing golf; he's living the dream and sharing it with the world.

Tommy Fleetwood ($9,500)

Tommy Fleetwood has showcased his prowess at Quail Hollow, a course he seems to favor, having secured a fifth-place tie last year and a respectable 14th position in 2021. Despite some less-than-stellar stats—like his 174th ranking on Tour in SG: Approach—there's more to him than mere numbers. 

Fleetwood's renowned for his elite scrambling skills, a crucial asset when his approach game falters. Moreover, he's not just a golfer; he's a passionate competitor with a penchant for bouncing back. His recent third-place tie at the Masters suggests that he's on the brink of a turnaround.

Mid-Price DFS Wells Fargo Championship Picks

Sahith Theegala ($9,100)

On the brink of a Signature Event win, Sahith Theegala's journey reflects both personal growth and professional success. Known for his resilience and drive, Theegala has overcome obstacles to establish himself as a force in the PGA Tour. With an impressive track record including five top-10 finishes and two runner-up spots at Signature events, he's proven his mettle against the Tour's best. 

This season, marked by significant improvement in ball-striking, sees Theegala breaking into the top 10 for strokes gained off the tee and proximity from 200 yards and beyond. As he gears up for Quail Hollow, a venue known for its challenges and opportunities, Theegala is primed to clinch his second career victory, a testament to his dedication and undeniable skill.

Tony Finau ($8,000)

Tony Finau, the down-to-earth golfer hailing from Utah, has been quietly crushing it this season with his killer ball-striking game. He's been shining bright at places like Torrey Pines and Memorial Park. Tony's known for his killer drives and spot-on long iron shots, making him a force to reckon with on the tour. 

With a solid track record of making the cut (6 out of 7 times) and nabbing three Top 25 finishes at this event, he's proving himself time and again. Quail Hollow's setup, perfect for big hitters and precise long iron play, seems like it's custom-made for Tony's skills, setting the stage for more success on his journey.

Stephen Jaeger ($7,500)

Stephen Jaeger, a golfer renowned for his precision and resilience, continues to showcase his prowess following his triumph over Scheffler at the Houston Open last month. Despite facing a setback at the Masters, where he missed the cut, Jaeger has bounced back admirably with two top-20 finishes, notably at the RBC Heritage, the preceding Signature Event. 

Jaeger, who hails from Germany originally, has proven his mettle at the Wells Fargo, making the cut in his last two appearances and securing an impressive 6th place in 2022. Currently, the 32-year-old athlete holds the 17th spot in SG: Tee-to-Green and ranks 20th in par-4 scoring.

Value-Price DFS Wells Fargo Championship Picks

Billy Horschel ($7,200)

So, 2023 was a bit of a roller coaster for Billy Horschel, but guess what? He bounced back in style, snagging that sweet victory at the Corales Punta Cana Resort & Club Championship. Now, Corales might not be his usual playground, but here's the kicker – Billy's got this secret sauce with long irons that just rocks the green, like he did at Muirfield Village. 

Let's not forget his turf game – Bermuda-grass greens are practically his second home now! And get this, with his passion for winning, it's a steal to get him at his current price.

Kurt Kitayama ($6,800)

Kurt Kitayama, a golfer known for his grit and focus, has already made his mark by winning a tough Signature Event on a Bermuda-grass course, showing his skill with long shots and big drives. He's all about hard work and never giving up, ready to shine again in similar contests. His journey to success is like that of his buddy Wyndham Clark, another ace on similar courses. In his debut at the Wells Fargo in 2022, he finished 15th.

After a solid 33rd-place finish in his last tournament, where he notably stepped up his game in both ball-striking areas, Kitayama stands out as my top pick for a bargain bet across the whole field. He's the embodiment of dedication and excellence on the green.

Austin Eckroat ($6,600)

Ever since Austin Eckroat notched his inaugural PGA Tour victory at the Cognizant a few months ago, he's been a force to reckon with. It's remarkable to see a young player like him maintain such a strong performance after his first big win. Following his triumph, he impressively made the cut at Bay Hill the next week, then at THE PLAYERS, and even scored a commendable tie for 17th at the RBC Heritage. Though he hit a bump with a missed cut at the Masters, his resilience is evident. 

Currently, he stands at 16th on Tour in SG: Tee-to-Green and an impressive 10th in approaches from 175-200 yards. What's more, last year he showcased his incredible iron skills which helped him make the cut in this event, proving his versatility on the course.

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