The 2015 Wells Fargo Championship, will once again be held at the Quail Hollow Golf Club, in North Carolina. This year, will be the 13th time this PGA Tour event has been played and to date, there has been a different Winner every time.
The defending champion is JB Holmes, who won by 1 stroke in 2014, with the previous three tournaments having gone to a play-off. The most famous section of Quail Hollow, are the 16th, 17th and 18th holes, which are known collectively as the ‘Green Mile’. These holes have become notorious as one of the most difficult finishes in golf.
Often used as a way of preparing for the second major of the year, there are a number of top players contesting the 2015 Wells Fargo Championship.
World number one, Rory McIlory returns to the event he won back in 2010 and is in good form. Both the Northern Irishman’s iron play and putting have been good but it’s off the tee that has been letting him down slightly. Still, with the course set up the way it is, McIlroy goes in as favourite at 7/2 with Stan James.
McIlroy’s Ryder Cup team-mate, Henrik Stenson, is second favourite with the bookies at 20/1 with BetVictor but is still coming back from illness. That, coupled with having missed the cut three times out of four attempts at Quail Hollow, means Stenson could be one to avoid this weekend.
Looking further down the list and one name that stands out, is Phil Mickelson. The popular American has not been in great form, despite his T2 at The Masters. However, Mickelson has finished inside the top 10 at the Wells Fargo Championship seven times in eleven starts and should have won the event two years ago. At 25/1 with Bet365, Mickelson makes a good bet to win the tournament.
Looking for value elsewhere and Hideki Matsuyama can be also be backed at 25/1 with Ladbrokes. The young Japanese star finished fifth at The Masters and also has seven top ten finishes on tour this season. Having only played the Wells Fargo Championship once, making the cut in 2014, Matsuyama has experience of the course and is playing good golf. The perfect combination for wining his first tour title of the season.
With Jim Furyk, Adam Scott and Patrick Reed also playing the event, there are a number of players capable of finishing Sunday on top of the leaderboard. However, at 25/1, both Phil Mickelson and Hideki Matsuyama provide excellent value to win the 2015 Wells Fargo Championship.