Wells Fargo Championship leaderboard 2018May 6, 2018 Golf News
The final leaderboard from the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship, where Jason Day was victorious
Wells Fargo Championship leaderboard 2018:
Are we forgetting about Jason Day? It was only a few years ago that he was the dominant player in golf, and he’s quietly putting in a superb season.
His two-shot win at Quail Hollow was further evidence that he remains one of the best pressure players in the game.
After he dunked two balls into the water on the back-nine, many would have capitulated. But not Day. The Australian quickly made up for the two dropped shots with back-to-back birdies at 16 and 17, with the latter a near ace at the 230-yard par-3.
Day’s nearest competition was the rookie Aaron Wise. The 21-year-old managed to draw level with the eventual winner on the back-nine before Day pulled away. Wise’s round of 68, under the pressure of Sunday at a strong field PGA Tour event, was particularly impressive. He’s one to keep a close eye on in the near future.
And then there was a blast from the past in the form of Nick Watney. The former world number nine hasn’t had a top-10 finish in the last three years, but after he drained a monster 60-footer for birdie on the 18th, the American secured a T2 – his best finish since the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau – both tipped up this week in our betting column – finished inside the top-five alongside Paul Casey and Peter Uihlein.