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Wells Fargo Championship

Wells Fargo Championship: Everything you need to know

Just seven days out from the PGA Championship, the next Signature Event of the 2024 PGA Tour season takes place at the Quail Hollow Club!

 

With just a week to go until the PGA Championship, the Wells Fargo Championship is the last stop before players make their way to Valhalla.

As usual, the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina will play host to the tournament, which dates back to 20023 when it was known as the Wachovia Championship.

The event is one of the Signature Events on the PGA Tour’s 2024 calendar, with a 70-man field and a $20 million prize purse on offer come Suunday afternoon.

Wyndham Clark is the defending champion after his victory last year, with Max Homa, Rory McIlroy (below) and Jason Day being the most recent winners of the competition.

Rory McIlroy's wife Wells Fargo Championship

Wells Fargo Championship: The Details

  • Dates: May 9-12, 2024
  • Course: Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7,538 yards
  • Prize purse: $20 million
  • Defending champion: Wyndham Clark (-19)

Everything you need to know about the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship

Check out our coverage of the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship – from frequently asked questions, to the competition’s unique heritage, and how the course is shaping up – by reading and clicking on some of the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Wells Fargo Championship

When and where will the Wells Fargo Championship take place?

The 2024 edition of the Wells Fargo Championship will take place between May 9-12, and will be played at its regular home of the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Who won last season’s Wells Fargo Championship?

Wyndham Clark was the winner at the 2023 edition of the tournament, securing his first victory on the PGA Tour. It was a breakthrough win for the American, who would go on to win the US Open and play in the Ryder Cup within five months of his maiden win.

What is the history around the tournament?

The Wells Fargo Championship is one of the newer events on the PGA Tour, with the tournament’s inception only being in 2003.

It started out as the Wachovia Championship, and spent a couple of years as the Quail Hollow Championship before becoming the Wells Fargo due to sponsorship reasons from 2011.

Prior to being the main host of the Wells Fargo Championship, the Quail Hollow Club had been the host of a PGA Tour event. The venue was the host of the Kemper Open from 1969 to 1979.

Quail Hollow is the regular host of the tournament, only taking a break from hosting duties in 2017 and 2022. That was due to the club playing host to the PGA Championship and the Presidents Cup, respectively.

Rory McIlroy is the only three-time winner of the Wells Fargo Championship, with victories in 2010, 2015 and 2021. Max Homa is a two-time winners, while the likes of Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Tiger Woods and Wyndham Clark have all been victorious at Quail Hollow.

How do golfers qualify to play at Quail Hollow?

With the event being one of the eight Signature Events on the 2024 PGA Tour schedule, there is a smaller field at Quail Hollow this week. Only 70 players will take the course come Thursday morning.

There were several ways of getting into the field, with players in the following categories in the field:

  • Top 50 on the FedEx Cup Standings for 2023
  • Aon Next 10 (the ten highest ranked players on the 2024 FedEx Cup Standings, not already exempt)
  • Aon Swing 5 (the top five points earners from the four previous full-field events, that were not already exempt)
  • PGA Tour winners in 2024 (not including additional events)
  • Sponsor exemptions

Is there a cut at the Wells Fargo Championship?

With the tournament being a Signature Event on the PGA Tour, only 70 players enter the week.

Therefore, there is no cut after two days. Instead, all 70 players will feature across all four days of the competition.

What are the odds for the 2024 Wells Fargo Championship?

Betting for the 2024 Wells Fargo is live via bet365.

Our betting preview for the week’s action, which also includes the Regions Tradition and the Aramco Team Series – Seoul, is live now! Check out who we think will be victorious here.

Can LIV Golf players play at Quail Hollow?

No, they cannot. With the Wells Fargo Championship being an official PGA Tour event, we won’t be seeing any LIV Golf players teeing it up in Quail Hollow.

How can I watch the Wells Fargo Championship?

The event will be broadcast around the world by various broadcast partners. In the United Kingdom, action from all four days of the tournament will be shown live on Sky Sports – with the following schedule:

  • Thursday 9th – Sky Sports Golf from 12:30pm
  • Friday 10th – Sky Sports Golf from 12:30pm
  • Saturday 11th – Sky Sports Golf from 12:15pm
  • Sunday 12th – Sky Sports Golf from 12:15pm, Sky Sports Main Event from 7:30pm

Comprehensive coverage, including live scoring, shot-by-shot data, and player highlights, will be available on the PGA Tour’s website and app.

How much will the winner take home from Quail Hollow?

The winner of the tournament will pocket a cool $4 million – 20% of the $20 million prize pot.

Are you excited to see who will win the Wells Fargo Championship once again? Who do you think will take the title? Let us know with a post on X, formerly Twitter!

Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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