The Wells Fargo Championship is set to get underway on Thursday morning.
Thomas reached out to the TOUR to handle the details, and told Wells Fargo employee Powell to get in touch the week before the tournament. The Northern Irishman, who has four other top-10 finishes at the Wells Fargo Championship and holds the course and tournament records, has been installed as the 15/2 favourite in the betting to win his second PGA Tour event inside the last two months. Last but not least, Joaquin Niemann is a big prospect and fancied to go well, although [180.0] seemed a bit skinny about a teenager from Chile who’s only just turned pro. “And like many things, I’m hoping it can happen”.
Throw in guys like Tony Finau, Ryan Moore, Kevin Kisner, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Alex Noren, and this sets up as the ideal warm-up for next week’s Players Championship. “Yeah, he hit it – for how old is he, he hit it really long, and yeah, he’s really good”. He finished tied for fifth at 9 under, six strokes behind Reed.
In the afternoon, Quail Hollow member Johnson Wagner, Keith Mitchell, and Kyle Stanley all joined the 4 under party after shooting 67s. “If I did hit a green, I hit it above the hole, I hit it in the wrong spot”. But it was a conversation he had with Nicklaus last summer before winning at Quail Hollow that had a more lasting effect.
“So hopefully this week is another good week and the start of a pretty busy stretch for me so I am looking forward to kicking that off in a positive fashion”.
Tiger Woods is competing in his first tournament since tying for 32nd at the 2018 Masters.
Hit the ball much better today, drove it much better and the course is a little easier than it was last August in the PGA, McIlroy said.
Although it’s hard to fully quantify because the Tour didn’t keep radar statistics like they do now when Woods joined the circuit in the late 1990s, he recently figured that in his prime his club head speed was about 126 miles per hour with a 43 1/2-inch driver shaft and he was always among the game’s longest players off the tee.
“I’m never going to settle”, Reed said. “Yeah, he was incredible. It would be nice”.
Fowler is an in-form course victor but it’s hard to trust him to deliver as a sports betting pick to win the Wells Fargo Championship outright based on his overall lack of victories. He just won’t be doing it on the same course he won it on in 2017.
A birdie at the 16th extended his advantage, before McIlroy drained a 40-footer at the last to complete a course record-breaking round of 62 and see him become the youngest PGA Tour victor since Tiger Woods. Hell, Quail Hollow does not play like Quail Hollow anymore. So I like this golf course a lot. “I need to continue working on it and get sharp”.
Will McIlroy extend that run this week and register a second victory of the season?
“Every one”, he said with a big smile.
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A series of bad decisions and poor shots saw Day drop from four behind then leader Kevin Kisner to eight back ahead of the final round on his way to an eventual T9 finish. Jenkins is from Raleigh and played at UNC Greensboro and North Carolina.
Woods, who also played nine holes Tuesday, said his goal is to have a good week and ramp up for next week’s Players Championship – the PGA Tour’s signature event – before then “getting ready for Shinnecock, ” which will host the U.S. Open in June.