The Wells Fargo Championship will take centre stage this week and it is perhaps one of the most eagerly anticipated events on the PGA Tour. Moving away from its usual Quail Hollow venue due to President Cup duties, TPC Potomac will host this year’s edition of the Wells Fargo Championship at Avenel Farm in Maryland.
Since the event was established in 2003, this has become a firm favorite for players and fans alike. TPC Potomac will be a stiff examination, and as the following stats show, there are a series of holes that will present some daunting challenges over the coming days:
- Hole 7 – One of the most scenic pins on the course, this plays at 452 yards, and it is a par-4, but you can get into trouble quite quickly here.
- Hole 12 – The shortest par-three on the course (168 yards). It is also perhaps one of the most spectacular, but players ought to be reminded not to be too aggressive with their putting!
- Hole 18 – This is one of the most demanding holes and it is a tough finisher as the green is surrounded by four bunkers, so pinpoint accuracy is a must.
For those who like to engage in online sports betting, there will be plenty of markets and lines advertised by operators for the Wells Fargo Championship. To help you, we have handpicked a few tips that you should follow up on.
Rory McIlroy is feeling the vibes
After a month off, Rory McIlroy should be feeling reinvigorated and raring to go again. In his previous outing, McIlroy finished runner-up at the Masters, and the Wells Fargo Championship has been kind to him in the past.
Indeed, the Ulsterman is the reigning champion, pipping Abraham Ancer by one shot at Quail Hollow 12 months ago with a total score of -10. McIlroy has notched up 20 PGA Tour titles in his career and when he’sin full flow, he’s almost unstoppable.
Providing he can get off to a strong start, then McIlroy will certainly be in contention as he knows what it takes to win this tournament. Indeed, you can get a tempting looking price of +800 with SugarHouse for McIlroy to be in the winner’s circle come Sunday evening and get his hands on a sweet 21st PGA Tour title.
Tony Finau to come up short again
Tony Finau appears to be golf’s nearly man. Last week, his tee-to-green game was virtually immaculate at the Mexico Championship, but the American had to settle for a T2 as Jon Rahm took the spoils. In his final round, Finau was in blistering form as he shot a brilliant eight-under-round score of 64, so he is capable of turning things up and going low.
However, Finau could well come up short again this week. Nevertheless, Finau is available at +550 with SugarHouse to claim a top-5 finish which looks like good value.
Corey Conners to set the early pace
Corey Conners is in form and he’s like a magnet as you are drawn to what he’s doing. The Canadian was adrift four years ago at the Wells Fargo Championship when he finished 41st, but he will be hoping for much better this time around. You have a feeling he will be dialed in and he will be eager to get off to a quick start. Conners came home in T12 at the RBC Heritage and like McIlroy, he’s had a few weeks off, so he should be feeling refreshed.
Anyway, if you fancy Conners to come out of the blocks quickly and be the leader after Round 1, then you can get a longish, but enticing looking price of +3300 with SugarHouse.