Featured Groups: Wells Fargo Championship
April 29, 2019
- April 29, 2019
Inside the PGA TOUR
Wells Fargo Championship preview
After a week featuring two-man teams at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, the PGA TOUR heads to the Queen City of Charlotte as a star-studded field takes on Quail Hollow Club at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Quail Hollow Club is consistently one of the toughest tracks on TOUR, especially with its "Green Mile" three-hole closing stretch.
14 of the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings are in the field this week, including defending champion Jason Day and Rory McIlroy, the two-time winner of the Wells Fargo Championship.
Here's a look at some of the Featured Groups (FedExCup ranking in parenthesis).
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Patrick Reed (66) - Successfully Monday qualified for the Wells Fargo Championship in 2013 and finished T32; he finished solo-eighth in his last start in 2018.
Hideki Matsuyama (44) - Matsuyama has qualified for the season-ending TOUR Championships five straight seasons (2014-18).
Paul Casey (4) - Casey is the last player to successfully defend a PGA TOUR title at the Valspar Championship (2018-19).
Round 1 tee time: 7:30 a.m. ET (No. 10 tee)
Round 2 tee time: 12:40 p.m. ET (No. 1 tee)
Phil Mickelson (17) - Mickelson has eight top-five finishes in 15 Wells Fargo Championship starts but looking for first title; the Wells Fargo Championship is one of seven PGA TOUR events Mickelson has played 15-plus times without a victory.
Jason Day (33) - Day is the defending champion of the Wells Fargo Championship.
Harold Varner III (71) - North Carolina native Varner grew up 30 minutes outside of Charlotte in Gastonia.
Round 1 tee time: 7:40 a.m. ET (No. 10 tee)
Round 2 tee time: 12:50 p.m. ET (No. 1 tee)
Rory McIlroy (3) - McIlroy, winner of THE PLAYERS Championship in March, is the only two-time winner of the Wells Fargo Championship (2010 and 2015); currently third in the FedExCup standings.
Tony Finau (26) - Finau finished T5 at the Masters Tournament, his fourth top-10 in his last five major starts.
Sergio Garcia (50) - Garcia returns to the Wells Fargo Championship for the first time since 2013; has four top-10s in eight starts this season, including a runner-up with partner Tommy Fleetwood at last week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Round 1 tee time: 12:50 p.m. ET (No. 1 tee)
Round 2 tee time: 7:40 a.m. ET (No. 10 tee)