Wells Fargo Championship Betting Tips
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Wells Fargo Championship Golf Betting Tips
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Rob Cobley’s Wells Fargo Championship Tips
Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club, Charlotte, North Carolina. Par 72: 7,560 Yards
This week is one of the most competitive and enjoyable on the PGA Tour as a full strength field heads to the golfing utopia of North Carolina and the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Country Club. Just 20 minutes outside of Charlotte, and redesigned most recently by Tom Fazio in 2002, Quail Hollow represents a hugely tough test of golf, as supported by the decision to host the PGA Championship here four years where American Justin Thomas triumphed.
The course was lengthened for that tournament, and now sits a monstrous 7,560 yards; a tree lined parkland course where bunkers and water hazards protect both the greens, and in the case of 18, the fairway. That is the culmination of a gruelling last 3 holes known as the green mile (the length is a mile) that will prove a stern test for any player reaching that stretch with ambitions of taking home this title.
The winner this week will need a good all round game, but fairways are a must with the thick rough and sloping greens rewarding accurate play. Despite the course length, big hitters have seldom outperformed the field here.
Last Five Winners
The Market Leaders
Justin Thomas (9/1) who won the 2017 PGA Championship here leads the market after a solid start to 2021. His win at the WGC at Concession has been followed up by three top 25s without really getting into contention and, for me, Thomas remains a frustrating player. His talents are obvious, but he doesn't seem to put them to best use often enough. He has only seven career wins which in reality is half of what he should have. His best finish in three attempts in this event is a 7th in 2015, and he missed the cut here a year later before a 25th in 2019. Thomas should go well. He is an all round player, and this is an all rounders course, but I can't back him as a single figures favourite.
John Rahm has finished outside the top 10 just once this season, and the Spaniard is looking for his first win since becoming a father shortly before The Masters a month ago. This will be only his second visit to Quail Hollow having finished 4th here in the 2017 PGA Championship, and Rahm is another complete all rounder who should find success here if his game is in shape. He has a great chance.
Bryson Dechambeau (14/1) and Xander Schauffele (14/1) sit next. Neither has a stellar record, with Bryson's 4th here two years ago the only top 10 between them. Dechambeau has missed his other two cuts here, and Schauffele has not broken into the top 25 on either of his visits, so there is much to be improved between the pair. Schauffele's form is better with a 3rd in his last stroke play event in Houston, however with the poor record here and strength of the field, neither captures my interest.
Rob’s Golf Betting Tips
Headline Betting Tip
I've written a little about John Rahm in the preview above, and I really like his chances coming in here for just his second appearance at Quail Hollow. This course requires every facet of a players game to be on point, and Rahm has been remarkably consistent this season, showing very few signs of weakness other than getting over the line for an event. He has three second places, continuing a trend from the end of last year, but I have no concerns about his ability to put events away. John has taken a couple of weeks off at home, and will want to make the most of his time away by securing his fourth career win in the PGA Tour. He is an excellent fit for a fantastic course, and I am excited to back him with 5 Points e/w at 14/1.
Other Betting Tip
My second selection is another European, in the shape of Viktor Hovland. The Norwegian finished excellently over the weekend at The Valspar with a 69,65 lifting him to 3rd place, and I expect a lot from him on his first appearance here in Charlotte. Hovland is another with a complete game, although perhaps his biggest strength are his excellent long irons, and they are needed in abundance. A look through the CVs of the players that have contended here regularly Mickelson, Day, Mcilroy, shows a similar profile, and I very much see Viktor following along similar lines. He is short priced for a debutant, but I can see the reasons why, and I am not putt off from backing him with 3 Points e/w at 20/1.
Following a rolling profit of 300 points for the 2019 & 2020 seasons, I am looking for a great 2021 and have some great bets lined up for events throughout the year on both the PGA and European Tours. Each week I will pick between two to four selections at each event and suggest a suitable staking plan.
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