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wells fargo championship
wells fargo championship

A relatively new feature on the schedule, the Wells Fargo Championship was first staged in 2003 when it started out as the Wachovia Championship before taking its current, more famous, name in 2011. It’s lack of history and prestige has meant fairly moderate line-ups in the past, and this year’s renewal has a distinctly moderate feel to it – even with the defending champion, Rory McIlroy, in the line-up.

Prize money: $9.0m ($1.458m to the winner)

Field size: 156

Highest-ranked OWGR players: McIlroy (7), Finau (18), Ancer (20), Hatton (23), Fitzpatrick (25), Casey (26), Conners (31), Reed (33).

2021 Result:

-10 Rory McIlroy (20/1)
-9 Abraham Ancer (40/1)
-8 Victor Hovland (22/1)
-8 Keith Mitchell (150/1)
-7 Gary Woodland (140/1)

Well Fargo Championship: The Course

TPC Potomac was once a regular feature on the PGA Tour, hosting the Booz Allen Classic for the best part of 20 years. Situated at Avenel Farm in Maryland, we’re not far from the capital, Washington DC. This course is a short yardage at just 7,107 yards but it’ll play as a tricky par 71. Hugely upgraded in recent years, the course was last used on the circuit in 2018 (Quicken Loans National), and with narrower fairways and re-shaped greens the course should set-up as a good test.

72-Hole Record 267: Rory McIlroy (2015)

18-Hole Record 61: Rory McIlroy (2015)

Well Fargo Championship: The Weather

A mixed week is forecast with a daily precipitation forecast of 0%-80%-60%-20% over the course of the tournament. Temperatures will reach the low 70’s, with plenty of cloud cover during the week. Winds will be light, with maximum wind speeds reaching just 10-12mph.

Well Fargo Championship: Value bets

These are two value bets from the Golf Insider. Members receive all of his best bets for all markets – win and each-way, Top 10, Top 20, Round 1 Leader and 3-Ball groups. He covers every tournament on the PGA and European Tours.

Max Homa (each way): $29 with TopSport

You don’t win three times in the space of three years without being a good player – and Homa has done just that. A very consistent tee-to-green performer, this week’s test, with a weaker field than usual, should see the man from California to best effect. He’s not set the world alight in recent weeks, but the Zurich Classic, Masters and Match Play are hardly the best yardsticks. Before that Homa went 13-17-10-14 in four good strokeplay events, and transferring that type of form to Maryland this week would make a great bet in my book.

Cameron Young (each way): $34 with TopSport

The 24-year-old from New York is starting to make a few waves on the PGA Tour. A graduate of the Korn Ferry Tour, Young has played just 15 events but has already posted two runners-up finishes this season, at the Sanderson Farms and Genesis Invitational. Rested after a recent 3rd at the RBC Heritage, Young comes here full of confidence and with a long game that should give him every chance. Now TPC Potomac doesn’t always reward length off the tee, but for those players who can gain an advantage of playing shorter irons into the greens (and so boosting accuracy and birdie chances) then it’s a big plus. Bottom line, if Young plays well off-the-tee this week, I think he’s got a great chance of challenging.

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