Expert Picks: Wells Fargo Championship
The Quail Hollow Club plays host to the PGA TOUR this week for the Wells Fargo Championship. 3 of the top 5 players in the world headline the event in which J.B. Holmes won a year ago. This tournament has seen many players win their first PGA TOUR titles here, including world No.1 Rory Mcllroy back in 2010 and recent Players Champion Rickie Fowler back in 2012.
Of the 156 players total, 78 have won a PGA TOUR event, 18 have won a Major, and combined they have 341 Tour wins.
Hideki Matsuyama continues is stellar PGA TOUR season recorded 7 top-10 finishes in 14 starts, including a T-2 finish at the Waste Management Open. Matsuyama is currently 3rd on tour for both total driving and ball striking. Last year was Matsuyama’s first start at the Wells Fargo, and he finished a respectable T-38th. Currently ranked No.14 in the world, Matsuyama is decent value at 22/1 to capture his 2nd PGA TOUR title.
Henrik Stenson is the 2nd highest ranked player in the field this week, currently sitting at No.3 in the world. Stenson hasn’t played a lot on the PGA TOUR this season but has still reordered 3 top-1o finishes including a 2nd place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Last week Stenson finished a respectable 17th place, and will look to build on that this week. Stenson is paying odds of 16/1, decent value for the world No.3.
Bill Haas comes into this week on the back of a stellar Sunday at the Players Championship, and will look to build on the momentum which saw him finished T-4th last week. Haas has had 3 top-10 finishes this season, which included at victory at the Humana Challenge back in January. This week will be a home fixture for Haas who was born in Charlotte. Currently ranked No.20 in the world, Haas enters this week offering generous odds of 28/1
Webb Simpson has a big advantage this week being a member the Quall Hollow Club. In 2015, Simpson has had an up and down start to the year, but has still managed to record 3 top-10’s. Simpson curtly sits 4th on the PGA TOUR for all around ranking. Simpson has never been a winner here before, with his best finish coming in 2012 where he finished 4th place. Currently ranked No.50 in the world, Simpson is great value at 60/1 for somebody with some much course knowledge.