2016 PGA: Wells Fargo Preview & Betting Tips

May 4th 2016, 12:05pm, By: Johnny Houston

2016 PGA WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP

Where: Quail Hollow Golf Club, Charlotte
When: Thursday 5th May (first tee 9:00pm)
Purse: $7,300,000

Last week’s Zurich Classic was an absolute disaster with the weather wreaking havoc. The tournament was cut down to 54 holes and also a Monday finish. This week the PGA tour moves into Charlotte, North Carolina and the weather should be perfect for golf. In fact, the weekend forecast is for 30 degrees and sunny.

Quail Hollow golf club is the host of the Wells Fargo Championship. A tournament that Rory McIlroy has won twice and is last year’s defending champion. Rory will also start as hot favourite this week at $5. There has been tree’s removed in recent times which now sets this course up for the BIG hitters with driving distance more important than driving accuracy. Quail Hollow is known for “The green mile” which is the toughest three finishing holes on the PGA tour. Also note that this course will host the 2017 PGA Championship.

This week the key stats I am looking at will be: Driving Distance, Greens in Regulation and scrambling. We are also taking into account form from last year at this course and of course recent form from this season. I have four golfers that I believe will thrive at Quail Hollow, let’s take a look.

Hideki Matsuyama

Has had some time off after the Masters and should be fresh. He already has one win this season at the Phoenix Open and finished T20 here last year. He averages 292.9 yards off the Tee which isn’t amazing but good enough. He hits plenty of greens at 70.54% (ranked 12th) but the two most impressive stats are his strokes gained: tee to green at 1.803 (ranked 5th) and his birdie average at 4.79 (ranked 1st).

Tip: Hideki Matsuyama to win outright - $26 at crownbet
+Matsuyama to finish Top 10 - $3 at crownbet

Jamie Lovemark

He finished 2nd last week at the Zurich Classic and was tied for the lead at Shell Houston until a bad final round. He ticks all the boxes for the key stats beginning with driving distance. Lovemark averages 306.3 yards off the tee (ranked 9th) and has the ability to save par when he misses the green 67.29% scrambling (ranked 7th). Great value bet this week.

Tip: Jamie Lovemark to win outright - $51 at crownbet
+ Lovemark to finish Top 20 - $2.63 at crownbet

Gary Woodland

If you’re looking for a big hitter there is none bigger than Gary this season. He is averaging 312.5 yards off the tee (ranked 1st) and also hits 68.70% of greens (ranked 31st) his par 5 scoring average is impressive at 4.49 (ranked 4th). Woodland finished a tied for 4th here last year and had a pretty good week in the rain at the Zurich Classic.

Tip: Gary Woodland to win outright - $67 at crownbet
+ Woodland to finish Top 20 - $3 at crownbet

Jhonattan Vegas

Although this tip is at the longest odds it actually looks like it makes the most sense. Vegas is long off the tee at 303.4 (ranked 17th) he is very accurate this year hitting 71.60% of greens (ranked 6th) and scrambles at 62.17%. He finished T19 at the Shell Houston which correlates well and T5 last week at the Zurich Classic.

Tip: Jhonattan Vegas to win outright - $101 at crownbet
+Vegas to finish Top 20 - $ 5.50 at crownbet

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