Wells Fargo Championship
|Location||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Course(s)||Quail Hollow Club|
|Length||7,442 yards (6,805 m)|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||272 Anthony Kim (2008)|
|To par||−16 Anthony Kim (2008)|
|J. B. Holmes|
The Wells Fargo Championship is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour. The event is held at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina in early May, and has attracted some of the top players on the tour. It debuted in 2003 as the Wachovia Championship and was known in 2009 and 2010 as the Quail Hollow Championship. In 2013, the tournament offered a $6.7 million purse with a winner's prize of $1.206 million.
From 2004–06, the tournament ended in a playoff. Additionally, the event is known to have one of the tougher finishes on tour with 16, 17, and 18, commonly known as the "Green Mile," often ranked among the PGA Tour's toughest holes. The majority of the charitable proceeds from the tournament benefit Teach for America. The tournament is organized by Champions for Education, Inc.
The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo, which purchased Wachovia in 2008. In 2009, Wells Fargo dropped the Wachovia name from the tournament for marketing purposes as they intended to stop using the Wachovia name for all purposes. In addition, Wells Fargo was concerned about the image of a bank sponsoring a sporting event that had received Federal funding under the Troubled Assets Relief Program. Wells Fargo's sponsorship of the tournament runs through 2019.
|Wells Fargo Championship|
|2014||J. B. Holmes||United States||70-67-66-71=274||−14||1 stroke||6,900,000||1,242,000|
|2013||Derek Ernst||United States||67-71-72-70=280||−8||Playoff||6,700,000||1,206,000|
|2012||Rickie Fowler||United States||66-72-67-69=274||−14||Playoff||6,500,000||1,170,000|
|2011||Lucas Glover||United States||67-68-69-69=273||−15||Playoff||6,500,000||1,170,000|
|Quail Hollow Championship|
|2010||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||72-73-66-62=273||−15||4 strokes||6,500,000||1,170,000|
|2009||Sean O'Hair||United States||69-72-67-69=277||−11||1 stroke||6,500,000||1,170,000|
|2008||Anthony Kim||United States||70-67-66-69=272||−16||5 strokes||6,400,000||1,152,000|
|2007||Tiger Woods||United States||70-68-68-69=275||−13||2 strokes||6,300,000||1,134,000|
|2006||Jim Furyk||United States||68-69-68-71=276||−12||Playoff||6,300,000||1,134,000|
|2004||Joey Sindelar||United States||69-69-70-69=277||−11||Playoff||5,600,000||1,008,000|
|2003||David Toms||United States||70-69-66-73=278||−10||2 strokes||5,600,000||1,008,000|
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
- "New name for Quail Hollow: Wells Fargo Championship". PGA Tour. August 3, 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- Champions for Education
- "Event in Charlotte renamed Quail Hollow Championship". PGA Tour. February 27, 2009. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
- Wells Fargo Championship – Winners – at www.pgatour.com