Wells Fargo Championship 2021: Your form guide for the PGA Tour event in North Carolina

Quail Hollow hosts the first of two PGA Tour events in North Carolina this season
Quail Hollow: Plenty of sand at this tricky parkland venue in Charlotte

Andy Swales brings you course and current form stats for the PGA Tour's trip to Quail Hollow, one of golf's most highly-regarded venues...

"Since the greens were switched to Bermuda, the putting stats for the Wells Fargo tournament have been significant ... In the two most recent events, in 2018 and 2019, the putting tables were topped by tournament winners Jason Day and Max Homa respectively."

With the second major of 2021 just two weeks away, the PGA Tour has travelled to Charlotte in North Carolina for the Wells Fargo Championship.

Six of the world's top-10 will tee-up at Quail Hollow which is generally considered to be one of America's most respected tournament venues.

This highly-regarded parkland course opened for business on June 3rd, 1961, since when it has hosted one major tournament, plus 27 regular Tour events.

For 11 straight seasons from 1969, Quail Hollow hosted the Kemper Open, with the course returning to the PGA Tour calendar in May 2003 - following an absence of 24 years.

Famed architect Tom Fazio has been involved in a number of Quail renovations, most recently in 2016.

This latest upgrade prepared the course for the 2017 PGA Championship which was won by Justin Thomas who plays this week.

However, the biggest structural change occurred eight years ago, when all 18 putting surfaces were changed from Bentgrass to Bermuda ahead of the Wells Fargo event in 2014.

Quail Hollow, which was built 600 feet above sea level and six miles south of Charlotte city centre, will stage the Presidents Cup match of 2022.

This testing tree-lined layout has water in play on six holes, most of these late in the round.

Although Quail has generally favoured the bigger hitters, good course management remains an important attribute at a venue which has plenty of sand.

Putting data

Since the greens were switched to Bermuda, the putting stats for the Wells Fargo tournament have been significant.

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In 2014, tournament winner JB Holmes was second for Putting (GiR), while third placed Martin Flores topped the table.

The following year champion Rory McIlroy was second in the list, while the 2016 Putting (GiR) category was headed by Roberto Castro who lost in a play-off. That year's winner James Hahn was fifth in the putting stats.

And in the two most recent Wells Fargo events, in 2018 and 2019, the putting tables were topped by tournament winners Jason Day and Max Homa respectively.

Last year's event was cancelled due to Covid and, in 2017, Quail Hollow staged the PGA Championship in August.

Course form

There are plenty of golfers who will arrive in Charlotte with a strong course history, none more so than McIlroy.

Turning 32 on Tuesday, McIlroy is a two-time winner of this event. He's also posted five other top-10s here.

Without a victory since November 2019, the Northern Irishman will be hoping that Quail Hollow reignites that confidence so lacking in recent months.

Rickie Fowler, another former Quail champion, is in the same boat as Rory, although his star has dimmed even more, with the 32-year-old now a lowly 116 in the World Ranking - his lowest position since February 2010.

Current form

New father Jon Rahm chases a fifth straight top-10 finish this year, while Viktor Hovland continues to impress.

The Norwegian compiled another podium finish at the weekend and is up to a career-high 11th in the Ranking.

In Florida, Hovland closed with a best-of-day 65 and will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of McIlroy whose first victory at this tournament 11 years ago came on his Quail Hollow debut.

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Meanwhile, at Copperhead last week, Canadian Corey Connors produced another solid performance, making it six T-25s from his last seven outings.

And defending champion from 2019 Max Homa will return to Quail in decent shape, although the 30-year-old will feel a little disappointed by his closing 74 at Copperhead on Sunday which left him in a tie-for-sixth.

Homa's other PGA Tour title came earlier this year at another highly-technical course, Riviera.

Twitter: Andy Swales@GolfStatsAlive

MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Last 10 Weeks / Quail Hollow (2010-19)

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W18 W17 W16 W15 W14 W13 W12 W11 W10 W9
Justin Thomas 13 21 42 1 15
Jon Rahm 7 5 5 9 32
Xander Schauffele 11 3 18 MC 39
Bryson DeChambeau 46 42 3 1 22
Patrick Reed MC 8 28 22 MC 9
Webb Simpson 9 12 28 MC 6
Patrick Cantlay 11 MC MC 18 MC
Viktor Hovland 3 25 21 42 MC 49 2
Tony Finau 17 10 MC 28 MC 14
Rory McIlroy MC 28 MC 10 6
Sung Jae Im 29 MC 13 MC 42 8 17 21 28
Harris English MC 21 42 26 66
Tommy Fleetwood MC 46 5 MC 10 44
Abraham Ancer 5 18 26 23 18 22 18
Will Zalatoris 42 2 28 21 10 22
Joaquin Niemann 8 40 18 25 29 28
Corey Conners 21 4 8 14 61 7 3
Max Homa 6 17 MC 18 MC 10 22
Stewart Cink 1 12 19 MC
Shane Lowry 9 21 42 36 8 MC 48
Brian Harman 13 12 5 3
Carlos Ortiz MC MC 42 MC 15
Matt Wallace 23 18 34 3 28 MC 18 MC
Russell Henley MC 9 28 3 MC
Mackenzie Hughes MC 52 40 9 36 MC 44
Matt Jones MC 26 1 55 MC
Brendon Todd 27 39 46 42 35 57 18
Gary Woodland MC 40 6 MC 43
Bubba Watson 13 8 26 9 MC 54
Jason Day MC 42 35 31 18
Lanto Griffin MC MC MC 34 61 35 21 22
Kevin Streelman MC MC 33 9 36 MC
Ian Poulter 21 48 26 9 MC MC 26 35
Sebastian Munoz MC 40 9 61 MC 49 22
Cameron Tringale 3 MC 9 13 MC 31
Joel Dahmen MC 74 1 MC MC
Erik van Rooyen MC 17 14 9 60 57 37
Talor Gooch MC 17 56 46 5 43
Keegan Bradley 2 4 23 30 29 10
Brendan Steele 4 77 3 41 18
Adam Long MC MC MC 28 MC 22 MC
Harold Varner MC 2 MC 19 61 21
Emiliano Grillo MC 2 6 MC 21 11
JT Poston 54 MC 28 MC 22 MC
Adam Hadwin MC MC 23 8 29 MC
Maverick McNealy MC 4 MC MC 49
Chez Reavie MC MC MC MC MC 49
Michael Thompson MC 42 34 19 48
Tom Hoge MC MC 25 12 MC 22 MC
Byeong Hun An 67 MC MC MC MC MC 43 35
Rickie Fowler 17 65 MC 72
Tom Lewis 48 8 25 54 56 36 MC MC
Phil Mickelson MC 21 MC 25 35
Richy Werenski MC 3 MC MC MC 4
Henrik Norlander 48 21 MC MC MC MC 71
Zach Johnson 29 MC MC MC 8 41 49
Robert Streb MC 52 MC 13 MC MC
Lucas Glover 48 MC 33 4 19 48 66 39
Francesco Molinari 52 MC MC
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC 56 44 MC MC 59
Charles Howell 39 18 MC 28 9 36
Cameron Davis MC 25 69 33 MC MC
Jim Herman MC MC 53 53 MC MC
Rory Sabbatini MC 51 30 MC 67 MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 29 23 56 23 MC 41 MC
Harry Higgs MC 59 MC 19 29
Nick Taylor MC MC MC 59 MC 48 MC
Andrew Putnam MC MC MC MC MC 4 5
Matthew NeSmith 21 MC 48 34 36 MC MC
Nate Lashley MC 28 36 71
Wyndham Clark 60 17 64 MC MC MC
James Hahn MC MC Wd 41
Sepp Straka 29 59 67 9 33 MC MC
Aaron Wise MC 44 13 65 MC
Sung Kang MC MC 65 59 MC MC MC
Denny McCarthy 39 13 34 3 55 26
Troy Merritt 8 MC MC 34 34 MC MC
CT Pan MC MC MC 3 MC MC
Doc Redman 39 17 MC 44 MC 66
Peter Malnati MC 31 MC MC MC MC MC
Mark Hubbard MC MC MC 46 MC 43
Luke List MC MC 58 17 Wd MC MC 63
Brandon Hagy 60 28 MC 17 MC 2 MC
Patton Kizzire 60 MC 9 MC 35 57
Tyler Duncan 39 11 MC 44 48 MC MC 57
Jhonattan Vegas 48 MC MC 18 30 61 2
Danny Lee 21 MC MC Wd MC 49
Charl Schwartzel 21 2 26 69 53 MC MC
Sam Ryder MC 17 MC 2 8 MC 39
Vaughn Taylor 6 MC MC 44 Wd MC MC 39
Chase Seiffert MC MC 42 44 18 3 15
Brian Stuard MC MC 18 MC 69 MC 58 MC
Will Gordon MC MC 78 34 36 49 27
Scott Piercy MC MC 62 69
Kyle Stanley 39 23 MC 14 MC MC
Ryan Moore 39 52 76 MC 35
Patrick Rodgers MC MC MC 43 MC 65 57 30
Robby Shelton MC MC MC MC 43 MC MC MC
Austin Cook MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
Brice Garnett 11 52 MC 9 25 MC 5
Russell Knox 21 MC MC MC MC 67 70
Bo Hoag MC MC MC MC MC MC 26
Keith Mitchell 69 4 17 53 MC 43
Ryan Armour MC MC MC 58 55
Adam Schenk 18 11 25 MC 56 36 MC 27
Pat Perez 29 21 MC 67 48 46 MC 36
Kris Ventura MC 25 75 MC MC MC 36 49
Camilo Villegas 11 25 17 MC 8 MC
Rafael Campos MC MC MC 34 2 MC 3
Tyler McCumber 18 33 22 MC
Chesson Hadley MC MC MC 23 13 MC
Joseph Bramlett 63 MC 34 13 MC 49
Scott Brown 39 MC MC MC 43 MC 61 53
Cameron Percy MC 33 Dq MC 29 MC 7
Scott Stallings 29 11 MC 59 MC MC
Xin Jun Zhang MC MC MC MC MC MC MC 30
John Huh MC 69 19 63
Kramer Hickok 57 MC MC 58 MC MC
Roger Sloan MC MC MC 22 25 22
Scott Harrington Dq MC 42 MC 63 53 61
Grayson Murray MC 25 69 MC 3
Fabian Gomez 48 MC 56 51 15
Bronson Burgoon 13 MC MC 28 67 39
Beau Hossler 39 MC MC 69 MC 60 MC MC
Kiradech Aphibarnrat MC MC MC MC 67 MC
JB Holmes 68 MC MC MC 46
Jason Dufner 57 MC MC MC 53 MC 36
Ben Martin MC MC 34 9 23 73
Ted Potter 18 MC MC MC 64 7
Michael Gligic 29 29 MC MC 4 MC 63
Rob Oppenheim MC 25 MC MC MC 7
Hank Lebioda 13 MC MC MC MC
Kevin Tway MC MC 48
Vincent Whaley 29 29 34 28 36 15
Jamie Lovemark MC 2 MC
Satoshi Kodaira MC MC MC MC 36 49
Ryan Brehm MC MC 34 11
David Hearn MC 32 MC 13 MC MC
Tim Wilkinson MC MC 34 27
Sebastian Cappelen MC MC 59 34 MC MC
DJ Trahan MC MC 59 52 60 22
Nelson Ledesma MC MC MC MC 15
KJ Choi MC MC MC 30 MC MC
Jimmy Walker 29 MC 59 58 MC
Rhein Gibson MC MC 69 MC 63 MC MC
JJ Spaun MC MC MC 67 MC 68
Luke Donald 54 MC MC MC MC
Bill Haas MC MC MC 30
Kelly Kraft MC MC 44 MC MC
Bo Van Pelt 39 MC MC 34 56 MC 15
Seung-Yul Noh 28 54 MC
Sean O`Hair MC MC MC Wd
Jonas Blixt MC MC MC 70
Akshay Bhatia MC MC
Johnson Wagner MC 39 MC MC
Martin Trainer MC MC MC 44 56 MC MC
Michael Kim MC 28 Wd MC MC MC 74
Davis Love MC MC MC
Hunter Mahan MC MC MC MC MC MC MC
DA Points MC MC MC
Cory Schneider
Player `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10
Justin Thomas 21 1 MC 7
Jon Rahm 58
Xander Schauffele 72 MC
Bryson DeChambeau 4 33 MC
Patrick Reed 28 8 2 28 58 32 32
Webb Simpson 18 21 33 MC 2 38 32 4 21 MC
Patrick Cantlay 33
Viktor Hovland
Tony Finau 60 21 44 28 16
Rory McIlroy 8 16 22 4 1 8 10 2 MC 1
Sung Jae Im 31
Harris English 54 17 74
Tommy Fleetwood MC 61
Abraham Ancer MC
Will Zalatoris
Joaquin Niemann 38 MC
Corey Conners 42 MC
Max Homa 1 MC*
Stewart Cink 72 20 23 15 9 MC
Shane Lowry 34 48 MC
Brian Harman 24 74 13 35 MC 65 10 57
Carlos Ortiz MC 65 19
Matt Wallace
Russell Henley MC MC 71 MC 43
Mackenzie Hughes MC 59 MC MC
Matt Jones 38 MC 28 MC MC* 21 7
Brendon Todd 18 MC MC MC
Gary Woodland Wd MC 22 24 4 18 61 68
Bubba Watson MC MC 48 22
Jason Day 24 1 9 9 22
Lanto Griffin MC MC
Kevin Streelman 45 MC MC 9 14 6 MC
Ian Poulter 22 61
Sebastian Munoz 38
Cameron Tringale MC 27 41 60 MC 57 59 MC
Joel Dahmen 2 16
Erik van Rooyen
Talor Gooch 13
Keegan Bradley MC MC* 33 MC MC
Brendan Steele 54 MC 14 9 30 MC 48 55
Adam Long 45
Harold Varner MC 55 24 MC
Emiliano Grillo 9 MC 61
JT Poston MC MC
Adam Hadwin 38 16 MC 61 MC
Maverick McNealy
Chez Reavie 18 22 MC MC 45 MC
Michael Thompson MC 42 MC 28 11 MC 64
Tom Hoge 65 MC* 41 MC
Byeong Hun An Wd 63 28 MC
Rickie Fowler 4 21 5 4 38 MC* 1 16 6
Tom Lewis
Phil Mickelson MC 5 MC 4 4 11 3 26 9 2
Richy Werenski 38 MC
Henrik Norlander 71 16
Zach Johnson MC 48 14 65 69 6 51
Robert Streb MC 42 22 28 4 23 MC
Lucas Glover 31 MC 33 8 28 MC 27 MC 1 22
Francesco Molinari 16 2 17
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC
Charles Howell MC 21 73 MC 38 18 10 MC 59 63
Cameron Davis MC
Jim Herman MC 44 MC 13 73 MC 33
Rory Sabbatini 18 27 MC 8 MC MC 3 MC
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 60
Harry Higgs
Nick Taylor 54 MC MC MC
Andrew Putnam MC* MC
Matthew NeSmith
Nate Lashley 45 MC
Wyndham Clark MC
James Hahn MC 13 1 73 MC 50
Sepp Straka MC
Aaron Wise 18 2
Sung Kang MC MC 44 MC 26 MC
Denny McCarthy MC MC
Troy Merritt 42 MC MC MC MC
CT Pan MC*
Doc Redman 18
Peter Malnati MC 34 MC MC
Mark Hubbard 35 MC
Luke List 65 9 MC MC 16
Brandon Hagy MC
Patton Kizzire MC 24
Tyler Duncan MC MC*
Jhonattan Vegas 8 42 MC 53 MC* MC MC MC
Danny Lee MC MC MC 9 13 50 Dq
Charl Schwartzel 9 48 MC
Sam Ryder MC
Vaughn Taylor 13 42 35 10 MC MC MC
Chase Seiffert
Brian Stuard MC MC 38 MC MC 57
Will Gordon
Scott Piercy MC MC
Kyle Stanley 8 13 MC MC 60 6 MC 45
Ryan Moore MC 13 MC 47 18 6 5 33 MC
Patrick Rodgers 34 MC MC 2
Robby Shelton
Austin Cook 34
Brice Garnett 60 75 MC MC
Russell Knox MC 58 MC
Bo Hoag
Keith Mitchell 8 34
Ryan Armour MC
Adam Schenk 13 MC
Pat Perez 8 28 20 44 32 MC 6 MC
Kris Ventura
Camilo Villegas 28 MC MC MC 32 MC 57
Rafael Campos
Tyler McCumber
Chesson Hadley MC 16 11 20 MC
Joseph Bramlett MC
Scott Brown MC MC 13 MC 13 30 38 MC
Cameron Percy MC MC MC
Scott Stallings MC MC 53 MC MC MC MC MC*
Xin Jun Zhang 70
John Huh MC* MC MC
Kramer Hickok 60
Roger Sloan MC MC
Scott Harrington
Grayson Murray 59 22
Fabian Gomez 72 MC* 9 MC MC MC
Bronson Burgoon MC MC
Beau Hossler 73 34
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
JB Holmes Wd 42 28 53 MC 1 57 9 MC
Jason Dufner 4 42 58 MC
Ben Martin MC MC 38 50 MC
Ted Potter MC 27 50 32 MC
Michael Gligic
Rob Oppenheim MC 71
Hank Lebioda 50
Kevin Tway MC 65
Vincent Whaley
Jamie Lovemark MC 33 53 MC MC
Satoshi Kodaira 48
Ryan Brehm
David Hearn MC MC MC 44 43 65 MC
Tim Wilkinson 11 MC MC MC
Sebastian Cappelen
DJ Trahan Wd 33 69
Nelson Ledesma
KJ Choi 28 MC
Jimmy Walker 45 MC MC 22 48 68 MC
Rhein Gibson
JJ Spaun
Luke Donald MC 71
Bill Haas 50 MC 54 MC 68 44 MC MC 4 29
Kelly Kraft MC MC 58 MC
Bo Van Pelt 47 MC 6 Wd 33 5
Seung-Yul Noh MC MC 9
Sean O`Hair 63 33 35 20 MC MC 15 MC
Jonas Blixt MC 27 MC MC MC MC MC 9
Akshay Bhatia
Johnson Wagner MC 13 28 MC 68 MC 65 33 63
Martin Trainer MC
Michael Kim 69
Davis Love Wd MC MC 65 16 17
Hunter Mahan 53 47 50 MC* 53 16 17
DA Points MC 54 MC MC MC 16 2 MC 63
Cory Schneider

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