An ideal spot on the schedule has a stacked field ready to tee it up at the Wells Fargo Championship. With the Masters in the rearview mirror and the next major a few weeks away, some of the biggest names in the game are making an appearance to get greased up for the PGA Championship. One of those is Rory McIlroy, the only two time winner of this tournament. Hoping to find his game, McIlroy has enjoyed as much success as anyone at Quail Hollow and is positioned behind only Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas on the opening odds board. The three favorites are featured prominently in tournament matchups. Head over to BookMaker.eu for a complete list of updated betting odds when you’re ready to place a wager.
Wells Fargo Championship Matchup Odds at BookMaker.eu
Justin Thomas -110 vs. Jon Rahm -120
Justin Thomas -130 vs. Bryson DeChambeau +100
Justin Thomas -175 vs. Rory McIlroy +145
Jon Rahm -190 vs. Bryson DeChambeau +155
Jon Rahm -175 vs. Rory McIlroy +145
Bryson DeChambeau -155 vs. Rory McIlroy +125
Xander Schauffele -125 vs. Viktor Hovland -105
Xander Schauffele -125 vs. Webb Simpson -105
Viktor Hovland -145 vs. Patrick Cantlay +115
Webb Simpson -125 vs. Patrick Cantlay -105
Corey Conners -110 vs. Patrick Reed -120
Patrick Reed -105 vs. Tony Finau -125
Tony Finau -135 vs. Sungjae Im +105
Will Zalatoris -130 vs. Max Homa +100
Abraham Ancer -105 vs. Joaquin Niemann -125
Cameron Tringale -115 vs. Brian Harman -115
Jason Day -115 vs. Shane Lowry -115
Russell Henley -125 vs. Tommy Fleetwood -105
Keegan Bradley -120 vs. Stewart Cink -110
Bubba Watson -145 vs. Rickie Fowler +115
Harris English -120 vs. Harold Varner III -110
Lucas Glover -110 vs. Emiliano Grillo -120
Matt Wallace -115 vs. Kevin Streelman -115
Brendan Steele -105 vs. Matthew Jones -125
Keith Mitchell +105 vs. Joel Dahmen -135
Brendon Todd -115 vs. Cameron Davis -115
Maverick McNealy -110 vs. Francesco Molinari -120
Russell Knox -115 vs. Ian Poulter -115
Ryan Moore -115 vs. Erik Van Rooyen -115
Matthew NeSmith -130 vs. Michael Thompson +100
Sebastian Munoz -125 vs. Luke List -105
Lanto Griffin -125 vs. Charl Schwartzel -105
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. The closing stretch known as the Green Mile has frustrated plenty of golfers over the years with its ability to swallow golf balls. It’s tough to make up ground over those final three holes.
Wells Fargo Championship Matchup Picks
Rory McIlroy +125 vs. Bryson DeChambeau
You won’t often find McIlroy at this price in a matchup, but there’s a good reason for it. He’s missed the cut in his last two stroke play events and has three MCs in his last six starts. I’m giving him the benefit of the doubt here and trust a return to one of his favorite spots can shake him from his slump. He set a 72-hole scoring record in 2015 when he became the only two-time WFC winner and is the all-time earnings leader thanks to seven top-10s. McIlroy needs something positive and right now Quail Hollow is it.
Jason Day -115 vs. Shane Lowry
Another player needing a jolt to his game is Day, who is coming off a MC at the Masters. And he too has enjoyed success at Quail Hollow with a win in 2018 and nothing worse than a T24 in four career starts. For some players the layout just fits and Day appears to be one of them. It’s not an easy course and eroding confidence can be a back breaker. But I like Day’s approach and he has the all-around tools to again have success at this joint.
Tony Finau -125 vs. Patrick Reed
With his ability to crush the ball and an improved short game, Finau looks to be a natural at Quail Hollow. It wasn’t that long ago Finau posted back-to-back runner-up finishes, one of which was a playoff loss. More recently he was T10 at the Masters and played well in New Orleans. He has a pair of top-25s in this event and riding solid form makes him a worthy pick in this matchup.
Keegan Bradley -120 vs. Stewart Cink
Bradley takes on another course that he’s struggled on. But after watching him take down Copperhead last week he should feel good about his chances at Quail Hollow. His run of strong form continued with a solo second in the Valspar Championship, his fifth top-25 in eight starts on arrival. The numbers haven’t been good here, but Bradley should be exploding with confidence after exorcising demons last week.
Will Zalatoris -130 vs. Max Homa
I went back and forth on this one before settling on Zalatoris. It’s hard to overlook what Will has done during his brief time on Tour. His combination of power and precision led to a runner-up at the Masters giving him six top-10s among his 11 top-25s this season. Homa is the defending champ and since no one has ever repeated I had to lean toward the hotter golfer despite the price.
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