Wells Fargo Championship Predictions and Tips

Wells Fargo Championship

Wells Fargo Championship

The outright favorite

McIlroy missed last years Wells Fargo Championship as he was on honeymoon but he’s back at a course he has enjoyed massive success on. McIlroy won the event in 2010 as well as 2015 and holds the course record after shooting 61 during the third round in 2015. The Northern Irishman will be relishing the chance to carry on his domination at a course that suits every part of his game.

Last year’s winner

Brian Harman won the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship but it’s worth noting that the venue changed to Eagle Point for the 2017 event because the PGA Championship was hosted at the Quail Hollow Club. Another Harman victory seems unlikely but he’s not in bad form after recording two top 25’s in his last three starts. A top ten finish is the best Harman can hope for.

Players to watch

Rickie Fowler is one to look out for and finished in fourth place last time the event was at Quail Hollow. Masters Champion Patrick Reed will be in the field and his tail will be up. Reed finished second in 2017 at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow and will be buoyed by his recent Masters win. He’s definitely one to watch especially if he can do well the week before.

Reed is taking part in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans where he and Patrick Cantlay are 12/1 to win the team event according to Bet365. A good showing in New Orleans will make Reed a strong pick for next week’s Wells Fargo title.

2018 Wells Fargo champion?

Every way you look at it, it’s hard to see past McIlroy. Rory is the main man here and he will want to put his poor last round at the Masters behind him. The top 10 CA golf betting bookies will have McIlroy as favorite to clinch his third Wells Fargo Championship when the action gets underway on the third of May 2018.