Wells Fargo Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 5/5/16
2016 Wells Fargo Championship
Wells Fargo Championship: Thursday May, 5 2016 (Quail Hollow Club)
The Line: --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
This week we head to Charlotte for the 2016 Wells Fargo Championship. This is a loaded field at the Quail Hollow Club, and there’s plenty of value out there with this being one of the tougher finishes during the PGA season.
So, let’s get to it.
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Here are some golfers to consider for your card at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Rory McIlroy - We usually start with big longshots in these articles, but you can’t submit a card this week without including Rory McIlroy. McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship in 2010 and last year, and he also finished runner-up in 2012. Overall, since 2010, McIlroy has finished in the top-10 five times on this course and is the only golfer to win this event twice. While McIlroy has slipped a tad this season, he’s still one of the top players in the world and flat out owns the Quail Hollow Club. Give me McIlroy and +455 odds.
Kevin Chappell - Kevin Chappell has yet to win a PGA event, but his current form may indicate he’s not far from snapping that skid. Chappell has three top-10 finishes in his last four events, which includes a fourth-place finish at the Texas Open. Chappell now has four top-25 finishes in 13 events played and has missed the cut just four times. Chappell is also 12th in eagles holes per and 24th in the all-around ranking. On Quail Hollow Club, Chappell has made the cut in four of his five appearances and has a couple of top-20 finishes. I really like the value this week with Chappell and odds of +3800.
J.B. Holmes - J.B. Holmes is playing some of his better golf as of late with a top-five finish at The Masters and 13th place finish at the Texas Open. Holmes finds himself in good form, and he’s third in driving distance and 10th in birdie average. As for this course, Holmes won the Wells Fargo Championship in 2014 and has multiple top-20 finishes over the years. With his current form and his history on this course, I’ll take a stab with Holmes and odds of +2800.
Charles Howell III - There may not be a more consistent golfer this year than Charles Howell III, who has now finished in the top-25 in 11 of 25 events. Howell finished seventh at the Houston Open and 11th at the Zurich Classic. Howell is now 18th in driving distance, eighth in scoring average and 19th in the all-around ranking. As for the Quail Hollow Club, Howell has made the cut in 10 of 13 appearances and has cracked the top-25 a few times. Howell hasn’t won a PGA event since 2007, but given his consistency this season and on this course, I like the value of +4000 odds.
Graham DeLaet - Speaking of consistency, Graham DeLaet has finished 27th or better in his last four events. DeLaet has now made the cut in 10 of 13 events overall this season and has cracked the top-25 four times. DeLaet is also 13th in greens in regulation percentage and 28th in birdie average. DeLaet is playing some very impressive golf right now, which includes a 14th place finish at the RBC Heritage. DeLaet hasn’t won a PGA event since 2009, but his form is as good as it’s been in a while, so I’ll take a shot in the dark with +6600 odds.