The PGA Tour is back to its usual stroke play event at this week’s Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. With this tournament serving as a tune-up for the PGA Championship in two weeks the presence of Tiger Woods was expected after he toppled the field to win the Masters. Tiger and Justin Thomas won’t be teeing it up this week, leaving the door wide open for past winners Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler and Lucas Glover. We also have a number of intriguing matchups with odds for those listed below.
Wells Fargo Championship Matchup Odds at BookMaker.eu
J.T. Poston +100 vs. Rory Sabbatini -120
Ollie Schniederjans -135 vs. Matt Every +105
Scott Brown -120 vs. Seamus Power -110
Michael Thompson -120 vs. Sam Burns +100
Jason Kokrak -125 vs. Henrik Stenson +105
Cameron Champ -120 vs. Martin Laird -110
Patrick Reed -105 vs. Lucas Glover -115
Paul Casey +105 vs. Gary Woodland -125
Hideki Matsuyama -125 vs. Webb Simpson +105
Justin Rose -130 vs. Hideki Matsuyama +110
Russell Henley -110 vs. Bud Cauley -120
Tony Finau -140 vs. Phil Mickelson +120
Sergio Garcia -115 vs. Phil Mickelson -105
Jason Day +110 vs. Rickie Fowler -130
Rory McIlroy -160 vs. Jason Day +140
Chris Stroud -135 vs. Danny Willett +105
Luke List -120 vs. Zach Johnson +100
Kyle Stanley -105 vs. Danny Lee -115
Brian Harman -105 vs. Peter Malnati -125
Brendan Steele -110 vs. Mackenzie Hughes -120
Keegan Bradley -130 vs. Jhonattan Vegas +110
Keith Mitchell -125 vs. Kevin Streelman +105
Joaquin Niemann -110 vs. Nick Watney -120
Padraig Harrington +105 vs. Ryan Armour -135
Matt Jones +105 vs. Adam Hadwin -125
Beau Hossler -135 vs. Nick Taylor +105
Chesson Hadley +110 vs. Sung Kang -130
Robert Streb -145 vs. Curtis Luck +115
Harris English -110 vs. Kramer Hickok -120
Charles Howell III -115 vs. Sungjae Im -105
Roberto Castro +115 vs. Scott Stallings -145
Aaron Wise +110 vs. Byeong Hun An -130
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +105 vs. Dylan Frittelli -125
Rory McIlroy -155 vs. Rickie Fowler +135
Justin Rose -145 vs. Webb Simpson +125
Jason Dufner +105 vs. Kelly Kraft -135
Tony Finau -165 vs. Sergio Garcia +145
J.B. Holmes +105 vs. Daniel Berger -125
Joel Dahmen -120 vs. Chez Reavie +100
Need to Know
Quail Hollow underwent a major redesign just a few years ago making it even more difficult. It was tough enough at par 72, but after the facelift many of the birdie opportunities were eliminated when par was reduced to 71. It’s still a long ride stretched out to 7,554 yards so look for plenty of drivers with distance being a key. With generous fairways, accuracy off the tee isn’t as important here as it is on other layouts. Getting to the greens should be easy, knocking down those putts will put you in contention on Sunday. Last year, Jason Day wasn’t knocking the snot out of the ball off the tee, but he was the best with the flat stick, lifting him to victory. It could be tough to make up ground on the final three holes, known as the Green Mile.
Wells Fargo Championship Matchup Picks
Lucas Glover -115 vs. Patrick Reed
Win the Masters and everyone remembers you. That’s especially true for Reed, who hasn’t done much since being fitted for the green jacket in 2018. Glover, on the other hand, has been in fine form recently and he’s experienced success at this event with a win in 2011, a runner-up in 2009 as well as three other top-10s. He hasn’t missed the WFC since 2004 for good reason. He also has 10 top-20s in 13 starts this season making him a solid matchup pick.
Luke List -120 vs. Zach Johnson
The track lines up favorably for List, who possesses a top combination of distance and short game on the Tour. And with Quail Hollow yielding a lot of missed putts, his advantage comes on the greens. List is also looking to distance himself from a horrendous nine-hole stretch at Harbour Town that cost him a chance at a better finish. His results have been mixed this season, but a solid short game should keep him on the upside in this matchup.
Phil Mickelson -105 vs. Sergio Garcia
One thing Mickelson has never done in his glorious career is win at Quail Hollow, though he’s come close on several occasions. Rested up and feeling good, Lefty will bomb away giving him a leg up on the competition. He’s never missed a cut in 15 WFC starts and only once has he not advanced to the weekend at Quail Hollow. He loves the course and we saw what happened at Pebble Beach on one of his favorite layouts.
Chesson Hadley +110 vs. Sung Kang
A return to familiar surroundings could be exactly what Hadley needs, and I’m betting on it. He’s down the odds list and he has positive odds in this matchup, but Hadley is an intriguing option. Recent form says stay away with three MCs and Hadley hasn’t finished among the top-50 since March when he was T17 at the API. His success at Quail Hollow can’t be overlooked, though. Hadley has finished among the top-20 in his last three starts here.
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