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Who’s Going to win the Wells Fargo Championship?

By GolfGuru - 6 years ago in Daily Fantasy, PGA News

Who’s Going to win the Wells Fargo Championship?

Picking the winner of a golf tournament can be tough. With the field often being rather large and so many variables to consider, it can be nearly impossible. Luckily, when it comes to daily fantasy action, you don’t need to pick who the winner is going to be.

You just want to pick a handful of players you have reason to believe could play well. So–who are the daily fantasy-worthy players this week? That’s a great question. But first…

How about a little information about the course and weather?

The Wells Fargo Championship will be played at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a par-72 course that is 7,442 yards long.

As for the weather, overall, it is projected to be a pretty nice week. Temperatures will be in the mid to low-70s Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with a high of 69 on Sunday. Clear skies are expected for Thursday and Friday, but not for Saturday and Sunday.

Winds will range from six to 12 MPH, and there will be a slight chance of rain on Friday (10 percent), Saturday (20 percent), and Sunday (20 percent).

The Players

Last year’s champion, Brian Harman, has not been playing great of late. He last played at RBC Heritage a couple week’s ago where he finished tied for 23rd at 6-under. The week before he finished tied for 44th at the Masters (4-over).

So, unless you are completely out of ideas and want to go with someone who has played well on the course in the past, don’t start him.

There are, however, several more advisable options:

Justin Thomas: It’s kind of hard to bet against the No. 2 golfer in the world (especially when the No. 1 guy isn’t playing). Things didn’t work out well for him at the Zurich Classic last week (missed the cut), but he has played well this season. He finished tied for 17th at the Masters (4-under), fourth at the WGC-Austin, second at WGC-Mexico, and he won the Honda Classic.

Consider the fact that the last time he played Quail Hollow (last year’s PGA Championship) he won and may very well be the must-have pick of the tournament.

Fantasy Golf Advice

Tiger Woods: While he didn’t play as well at the Masters as everyone hoped, he didn’t have a meltdown. He’s been off since the Masters, so it is not hard to imagine him being well rested and fresh when he takes the course this week. He’s been good to go in every tournament he’s entered this season. But it is still hard not to worry about him going down with an injury or melting down.

He’s got a tremendous upside (because he’s Tiger), but there is a downside to him as well.

Rory McIlroy: He’s been up and down all season. In his last seven tournaments (dating back to early February), he’s missed the cut twice. He also finished tied for 59th (Honda Classic), tied for 36th (WGC-Austin), and tied for 20th (Genesis Open).

But he has also played well. He finished tied for fifth (the Masters), and he has a win (Arnold Palmer).

So, it may appear that he can’t be trusted. But when you factor in that he has two wins at the Wells Fargo, finished inside the top ten from 2012-16, and tied for 22nd at the PGA Championship last year he becomes an appealing choice. If he is going to play well anywhere it will be at a course he knows well.

Phil Mickelson: Don’t bank on him to win, but if you want a guy you can count on playing well at Quail Hollow, it’s Mickelson. He’s made the cut at all 13 PGA Tour events there (but did miss the cut at the PGA Championship last year). He has yet to win, but he has finished as high as second and has recorded nine finishes in the top ten.

He wasn’t great at the Masters (tied for 36th) but he did have a stretch where he finished in the top six for four consecutive tournaments.

Kevin Kisner: If there is anyone that is due for a big week at Quail Hollow it’s Kisner. He led at the PGA Championship last year through Saturday but couldn’t hold on in the final round and finished tied for seventh. However, it is also worth noting that he failed to make the cut the last time the Wells Fargo Championship was played at Quail Hollow (in 2016).

It is hard to imagine he’d be an expensive option for your roster, so load up on the stars and then pick him up cheap.


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