Wells Fargo Championship Preview 2022

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Quail Hole Membership is making ready for the 2022 Presidents Cup so TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm will present the ache and struggling this week as an alternative. Mom Nature appears to be like to have her say on Mom’s Day weekend as effectively so a tough course might be even harder!

In a cart, with a cooler full…

Wells Fargo Championship

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm

Potomac, Maryland

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Yards (per official scorecard): 7,160
Par: 70 (35-35)
Greens: Penn A1/A4 Bentgrass
Stimpmeter: 12 toes plus.
Tough: Kentucky Bluegrass/Tall Fescue at three inches and rising.
Bunkers/Water Hazards 80/7 (Water in play on 10 holes)
Architects: Ed Ault, Tom Clark and Ed Sneed (1986).
Course Document (final): 62; Francesco Molinari (Spherical 4, 2018), Abraham Ancer (Spherical 3, 2018) and Kevin Streelman (Spherical 2, 2018).
Match Scoring Document: 259; Francesco Molinari (-21, 2018).
2022 Purse: $9 million; $1.62 million; 500 FedExCup factors.

Notes:

  • Area of 156
  • Prime 65 and ties play the weekend.
  • First occasion since 2018 on this monitor.

Earlier Winners

Yr Winner Rating Remark
2018 Francesco Molinari -21 Received by EIGHT; bogey free 62 to tie the course report in Spherical 4; received for the primary time on TOUR.
2017 Kyle Stanley -7 Defeated Charles Howell III in a playoff after making up 4 pictures within the closing spherical. Neither are within the subject this week.

OAD

Spotter’s Sport 2022

2022 Occasions Golfer Place Complete $$
       
Sentry Match of Champions Marc Leishman T10 188,000
Sony Open in Hawaii Keith Mitchell T7 227,812
The American Categorical Seamus Energy T14 119,700
Farmers Insurance coverage Open Jon Rahm T3 445,200
AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am Maverick McNealy T33 43,548
WM Phoenix Open Hideki Matsuyama T8 248,050
The Genesis Invitational Patrick Cantlay T33 64,000
The Honda Basic Sungjae Im MC 0
Arnold Palmer Invitational Rory McIlroy T13 228,000
THE PLAYERS Championship Daniel Berger T13 327,222
Valspar Championship Keegan Bradley MC 0
WGC – Dell Match Play Paul Casey T60 41,000
Corales Puntacana Emiliano Grillo MC 0
Valero Texas Open Corey Conners T35 41,925
Masters Match Jordan Spieth MC 0
RBC Heritage Matt Fitzpatrick MC 0
Zurich Basic of New Orleans Ian Poulter thirteenth 69,803
Mexico Open at Vidanta Davis Riley fifth 299,300
       
Complete Occasions: 18 Prime 10: 5 MC: 5       $2,343,560
       

This Week – Wells Fargo Championship

The Inexperienced Mile is prepping for the Presidents Cup and is off the docket in 2022. The virtually 7,600 yards (Par-72) of Quail Hole Membership might be changed by the virtually 7,200 yards (Par-71) at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm.

Why is anybody exhaling?

With two very tough Par-5 holes, Par-4 scoring must be the angle this week however scoring received’t be my focus. Discover as many fairways and greens as attainable, take your two putts and get out. Scoring probabilities aren’t going to be plentiful as a result of the course is difficult.

Tree lined fairways with a number of water penalty areas and tough three inches and up will make for a protracted 4 rounds. Toss in thunderstorms and important rain and this course expands in width however beneficial properties much more size. Hardly a placing contest however getting up and down might be required to contend.

With the PGA Championship lurking in two weeks, this might be a stark reminder that marginal pictures is not going to be the system at Southern Hills, The Nation Membership or St Andrews. Time to sharpen up and the winner this week received’t be faking a lot of something round this demanding structure.

Good luck!

THE CHOICE: Tony Finau (+2800)

With many of the prime gamers within the subject this week burned by me already I’ll scramble with the large hitter who completed T2 final week. 63 on Sunday is the spherical of the 12 months and finest end since his win at Liberty Nationwide final August. The talent set is tee-to-green with a loads of ammo and that ought to play this week if he can maintain it on the planet.  Needs to be stuffed with confidence after main the sector final week in Par-4 Scoring and SG: Tee-to-Inexperienced. With round a dozen occasions left within the common season it’s not time to be notably choosy.

Heat Blankets: The fellows who ought to. Secure picks that can assist preserve leads. Opinions on why or why not for this occasion or save for later.

Rory McIlroy (+900): If you happen to’re on him you’re hoping for a repeat of Congressional  in 2011 when he blasted the sector on a moist, lengthy Congo Blue monitor. He’ll defend on the RCB Canadian Open in June if you happen to haven’t burned him already.

Corey Conners (+2000): Burned him at Valero and naturally it was his worst end in eternally. #URWELCOME. No Canadian has received the Canadian Open since 1954 so yeah. There’s no draw back this week.

Matt Fitzpatrick (+2000): T18 or higher each time he makes the lower in 2022 and this monitor ought to arrange completely for him. Each time I sort that he flames out on me. Correct and an incredible putter regardless of Harbour City, he’ll get pleasure from a decent parkland driving examination.

Russell Henley (+3000): In a vacuum I like him greater than I do mixed together with his present type. There’s not one system that trumps the opposite however MC-T30-T60 getting into the week doesn’t fill me with the boldness others have in him. Throw in some blah climate and I’m strolling away.

Abraham Ancer (+3000): Handed on the house recreation in San Antonio (again) and knocked the rust off with T42 in entrance of the house nation followers in Vallarta. If he was wholesome, I’m right down to clown. Tread cautiously.

Spicy: This may be per week for sending out an “unknown” and saving a begin. You simply may get fortunate. Or MC.

Tyrrell Hatton (+3300): Prime 30 or higher all over the place he goes. This was a troublesome lay down for me this week as I’m going to journey the warmth of Finau based mostly on my decisions left. He will get higher the nearer he will get to the outlet and there’s no one higher on the greens this season (No. 1 SG: Placing).

Sergio Garcia (+3500): Hasn’t been taking place for the Spaniard tee to inexperienced and that’s the place he normally excels. Household man is busy with youngsters.

Gary Woodland (+3500): Final 5 paydays are T24 or higher with three prime 10s included. The highest 10s had been on demanding tracks at PGA Nationwide, Bay Hill and TPC San Antonio.  Attention-grabbing.

Keegan Bradley (+3500): These are the weeks to hurry him to the entrance of the road and watch him go. Hit T11 or higher in 4 of his final six together with T8 at Valero and T4 at Zurich. Sure.

Paul Casey (+4000): Final time I endorsed him he performed two holes and WD. That was after his pre event WD at Valspar. Please, you go first. I’ll be over right here hiding underneath the covers.

Webb Simpson (+4000): I don’t have the precise quote but it surely goes one thing like this: Charlotte is our week to entertain (as he’s a member at QHC) however Wyndham is all enterprise. Not having a prime 30 in 2022 makes me glad I’m holding on till Greensboro in August so he can warmth up.

Jhonattan Vegas (+4000): Presidents Cup 12 months and he’s been glorious minus a podium. It’s a tee to inexperienced week and he suits.

Max Homa (+4000): One other who has received at QHC and Riviera and that’s proof the sport travels. Cashing checks for enjoyable this season.

Matt Kuchar (+4500): His recreation clicked into gear at a tough Valspar after which rattled off again to again podiums after not qualifying for the Masters. Experience on, Kuch!

Marc Leishman (+4500): Acquainted looking grounds for the Aussie making an attempt who’s trending in the appropriate route. Class is everlasting and so is his love for Virginia.

Keith Mitchell (+5000): See Choose ‘Em above.

Sepp Straka (+6000): Dream season is rooted in tee to inexperienced execution. Beautiful longer shot this week.

David Lipsky (+7000): Final 4 begins = 3 prime 10s. Prime 51 in each Fairways and GIR. Kyle Stanley received this occasion in 2017 shedding strokes on the greens.

Lanto Griffin (+9000):  Went to VCU and is aware of the world.

3 AM on the Blackjack Desk: Warning is thrown to the wind. Perhaps not the perfect for this format however what the hell, proper? Would possibly throw these in if you happen to’re in want of a miracle.

Anirban Lahiri, Brendan Steele, Doc Redman, Nate Lashley, Beau Hossler

Humorous Cash :

Dylan Frittelli (+12500), Adam Svensson (+17500), Cam Percy (+30000), David Lingmerth (+60000)

Final Time – THE CHOICE: Davis Riley – fifth

Good to pop again into the highest 5 because it has been a sizzling minute. Child can play and is an excellent putter. Racked up 22 birdies and an eagle to hover across the prime 10 for many of the week. I couldn’t play Rahm as I pulled the set off at Torrey Pines so I can’t complain.

Heat Blankets: The fellows who ought to. Secure picks that can assist preserve leads. Opinions on why or why not for this occasion or save for later.

Jon Rahm (+450): Is it simpler to win this week on this subject than a serious championship of FedExCup Playoff occasion? Improbable query, eh? This degree of expertise is nice sufficient to run into one with out the prep, psychological and build-up as he would want for main week. The cynic in me additionally says he’s checking off one of many “I must play a couple of new occasions yearly so let’s do that one” field. WINNER in wire to wire style. Drought damaged. There’s a cause he was the favourite at Southern Hills although Scheffler is hotter than the solar. He nonetheless hasn’t put all 4 rounds collectively this season.

Abraham Ancer (+1600): It’s his open however he hasn’t been the perfect Mexican finisher at Mayakoba the previous few years. That title belongs to Carlos Ortiz (learn HFC). Ancer mysteriously skipped (gave no cause that I’ve seen) his “residence” occasion at Valero after which fizzled on the Masters. If something, he’s rested and rearing to go to win nationwide open.Talked about after the occasion that his again nonetheless isn’t excellent however there was no means he was skipping this week in his place of origin.  T42.

Gary Woodland (+2000): Attention-grabbing journey for the large hitter this spring as he’s MC the large occasions and contended all over the place else. This week categorizes as all over the place else so I’d anticipate him to be within the dialog similar to he was at Valero, Honda and API.  My buddy Chadders gave you the play by play on Twitter as he was the OAD selection of his steady. T24 provides one other strong, strong end in current months.

Tony Finau (+2000): Fast! Identify his final prime 10 since his win in September. You possibly can break him out! I’ll level out he’s received in Puerto Rico on Paspalum and has been first rate at Mayakoba (a pair of prime 10s). Smoke present 63 on Sunday for T2, his finest end since final September.

Kevin Na (+2500): Identified for strolling in putts avid gamers ought to bear in mind he’s eleventh Fairways and 61st GIR. That travels. And if he begins strolling them in… Began his week with a confrontation with Grayson Murray on the vary to attempt to settle their Twitter feud. Completed  T42. Murray was T13.

Spicy: This may be per week for sending out an “unknown” and saving a begin. You simply may get fortunate. Or MC.

Cameron Tringale (+3000): The primary one is at all times the hardest however he’s been flashing all through 2022 that it’s coming. 4 rounds of par or higher (-7) T33.

Aaron Smart (+3000): One in all simply 4 to take a seat thirtieth or higher in SG: Tee to Inexperienced this week. One in all 9 to hit the highest 10; T6.

Patrick Reed (+3000): If there’s loads of room to swing it off the tee and massive targets to hit from the green, not many putt higher. Attention-grabbing. Rolled into Sunday on 10-under, 5 again. Limped residence Sunday night time T42 after 75.

Chris Kirk (+3500): Solely Rahm is best tee to inexperienced this week. MC. I made this error in my weekly recreation because it was right down to him or Smart. I went with the stat because the tie breaker. Playing, eh?

Aaron Rai (+5000): New greens for everybody highlights his skills tee to inexperienced. Similar as Reed, 10-under heading to the ultimate spherical however 72 on Sunday stalled him out at T24. Made nothing.

Mark Hubbard (+6000): Improbable type throughout each TOURS highlighted by a really strong brief recreation. Large fairways and greens this week ought to maintain him rollin’. T51 with a really lively scorecard!

JT Poston (+8000): Closed 68-64 at Harbour City for his finest since eternally. Narrator: It didn’t journey. MC.

Brian Stuard (+10000): Wrote about him lots already. T42 and the strong play continues simply not strong sufficient this week to money. Unhappy!

3 AM on the Blackjack Desk: Warning is thrown to the wind. Perhaps not the perfect for this format however what the hell, proper? Would possibly throw these in if you happen to’re in want of a miracle.

Scott Piercy – T33, Brice Garnett – T33, Tyler Duncan – MC, David Lipsky – T6, Nate Lashley – eleventh

Humorous Cash :

Ben Griffin – MC, Invoice Haas – T59, Camilo Villegas – MC, Roberto Diaz – MC, Carlos Ortiz (harm considerations) – T51

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