After an interesting weekend in Louisiana which saw the tandem of Jon Rahm and Ryan Palmer take out the Zurich Classic, the 2019 PGA Tour continues this weekend as we head to Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina for the annual Wells Fargo Championship!
We take a look at the tournament, which gets underway this Thursday night (AEST) and give our betting tips below!
Aussie Jason Day will be back to defend his Wells Fargo title after winning the 2018 edition at Quail Hollow by two strokes. After many top line players took the Zurich Classic off, this weekend should be a pretty stacked field as it represents one of the final chances for a hitout ahead of the PGA Championship beginning May 16th.
The Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship every year since its 2003 inception except in 2017, when the course was preparing for the PGA Championship.
A 7,554 yard, Par 71, the Quail Hollow Club is regularly ranked in the Top 10 on the PGA Tour in terms of toughest courses. Originally designed by George Cobb in 1961, the course has gone through major redesigns to three holes in the past few years, and when the course hosted the 2017 PGA Championship season, it was rated as the hardest on tour.
The course is known for the closing stretch of holes known as ‘The Green Mile’ which is amongst the toughest runs in all of golf. The last three holes offer a variety of challenges for all types of golfers and usually play a full stroke over par on average.
Three of the top ten players in the world in Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler headline the weekend’s action at Quail Hollow Golf Club, and they’ll be joined by a bunch of other top line players in what looks to be a stacked field. Past winners Brian Harman, J.B. Holmes and Lucas Glover will line up while McIlroy (2), Fowler (1) and Day (1) will be hunting multiple titles.
Alongside the big three this weekend will be Hideki Matsuyama, Webb Simpson, Tony Finau, Serigo Garcia, Paul Casey, Phil Mickelson, Gary Woodland, Henrik Stenson and Patrick Reed.
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy ($7) took a well-deserved break after The Masters, where he finished T21 in an admirable performance. He has been, without doubt, the best player on tour so far this season, racking up seven top 10 finishes through nine official tournaments including a massive win in The Players Championship back in March. McIlroy has the pedigree at Quail Hollow Golf club as well as the only multiple winner of the Wells Fargo Championship with wins in 2010 and 2015. McIlroy has been to Quail Hollow for the Wells Fargo on seven occasions. He has missed the cut just once (2011) while his other six results have read T16 (2018) T4 (2016) 1st (2015) T8 (2014) T10 (2013) and T2 (2012).
Another previous winner and probably one of the only players on tour who can challenge the statement that McIlroy has been the best player of 2019 is American Rickie Fowler ($12). Fowler has racked up four top ten finishes through 10 events this season including a win at the Waste Management Phoenix Open back in February. Fowler was fantastic in his last tournament at The Masters, shooting four rounds under par to finish T9. Won the tournament in 2012 after a playoff against McIlroty and D.A. Points to claim his first ever PGA Tour victory.
On the value side, we love the look of former Masters Champion Patrick Reed ($41). Reed was serviceable in his Masters title defence, finishing T36 after shooting -2. Hasn’t set the world on fire in 2019 yet but does boast seven top 25 finishes in 12 tournaments and is pretty good value this week, especially considering he is a major winner. Finished T8 in his first Wells Fargo Championship last season and should be in the mix again.
Australia, South Africa, Argentina and New Zealand will kick off the 2019 Rugby Championship this weekend with two big games! Matta91 is here to check out both matchups and give his best bets for the weekend here read more
Eight of the best CS:GO teams in the world will converge on Chicago this week for the annual IEM Chicago! We take a look at the event and give our betting tips here read more
Round 18 in the NRL offers a fantastic 8 game slate which gets underway this Thrusday night with the Broncos taking on the Bulldogs! We have a full preview and betting tips for all of the Round 18 matchups here read more
Round 18 of the 2019 AFL Premiership Season begins on Friday night with the Crows hosting the Bombers at Adelaide Oval. We preview the match here and provide our best bet! read more
There are approximately 90 Group 1 level harness races in Australia and New Zealand each year; we've highlighted some of most high profile races on the annual racing calendar here. read more
Harness racing form can be daunting to punters that are new to the sport and form analysis for the trots is certainly different to that of the gallops or greyhounds. We've listed what we think the most important factors to consider are when studying the form for a trots race. read more
Barrier draws are crucial in racing and they are especially important in harness racing. We've explained why barriers are such a key part of harness racing form study and their importance to determining a horse's chances here. read more
There are many common terms used in harness racing that may not make sense to those new to the sport. Our harness racing glossary will help you understand what some of the key terminology means. read more
Round 17 of the 2019 AFL season is in the books, and according to our Brownlow vote projections, we have a new leader! Whether we're right or wrong, it's going to be an exciting count this year! Check out our thoughts and Brownlow votes for Round 17. read more
Round 18 in the AFL season gets underway on Friday night with a fantastic clash between the Crows and Bombers! We have all of the odds for Round 18 courtesy of Bet365 here read more
Round 17 of the AFL season offers a great slate of games headlined by the Grand Final rematch on Friday night between the Eagles and Magpies! We have all of the odds for Round 17 courtesy of Ladbrokes here! read more
Round 16 in the AFL offered up some thrilling contests and some outstanding individual performances! We take a look at each of the nine games and break down how we think the Brownlow votes will be dished out here read more