Wells Fargo Championship

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Wells Fargo Championship
Tournament information
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Established 2003
Course(s) Quail Hollow Club
Par 72
Length 7,442 yards (6,805 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $6,900,000
Month played May
Tournament record score
Aggregate 272 Anthony Kim (2008)
To par −16 Anthony Kim (2008)
Current champion
United States J. B. Holmes
View of the 18th green at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in May 2012

The Wells Fargo Championship is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour.[1] 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.[2]

Sponsorship[edit]

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.[3] Wells Fargo's sponsorship of the tournament runs through 2014.

Winners[edit]

Year Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
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
Wachovia Championship
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
2005 Vijay Singh  Fiji 70-69-71-66=276 −12 Playoff 6,000,000 1,080,000
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.
Sources[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New name for Quail Hollow: Wells Fargo Championship". PGA Tour. August 3, 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Champions for Education
  3. ^ "Event in Charlotte renamed Quail Hollow Championship". PGA Tour. February 27, 2009. Retrieved April 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wells Fargo Championship – Winners – at www.pgatour.com

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