This week the Wells Fargo has a tough task: follow behind a Players tournament for the ages. Last weekend’s finish was great to watch, and if Quail Hollow (future site of the 2017 PGA Championship) offers up anything even close to it, we’ll be in for a treat. The Wells Fargo has also been a place of many breakthrough wins (Rory, Rickie, Anthony Kim, Derek Ernst), so maybe we’ll have a rising star win this week in Charlotte. Either way, it should be a competitive field on a great course, so enjoy!

 

Feel free to contact us with suggestions on fantasy content and enjoy the weekend!

 

How it works:

  • My Guy: If I’m picking in a one-golfer league, and had to just pick one…he’s the guy.
  • Stripes: “Man, I was striping it today” as the big guy (TW) likes to say. Call these guys my “favorites” each week.
  • Wildcard: All in the name. Enough said.
  • Shank: I hate to even say this word, especially on a golf course, so as you can imagine these are guys to avoid.

 

My Guy:

Phil Mickelson

  • Course history galore…
  • 11-11 at Quail Hallow with 9 top 15 finishes
  • Looked really sharp at Augusta (another course he has figured out)
  • Missed cut at Players, but hopefully just gave him more time to prepare for a Wells Fargo win

Stripes:

Rory McIlroy

  • Proving why he’s the #1 player in the world lately with a great stretch of golf
  • Great course history (1 Win, 3 other top 10’s in 5 years, course record 62)
  • Not much to think about here – just take him if you can

Webb Simpson

  • Been quiet lately, but not necessarily in bad form
  • Quail Hollow is his home (and favorite) course, so it’s a perfect place for him to get hot
  • Held 54 hole lead in 2012 before Rickie Fowler went on to earn his first win

Justin Thomas

  • Didn’t really have a chance to win last week, but had plenty of red numbers (PLAYERS’ record with 10 birdies on Saturday)
  • Has the length, precision, and current form to contend at Quail Hollow even if he doesn’t have much course experience
  • Three consecutive top 25s entering this week

Wildcards:

Brendon de Jonge

  • Like Webb, local resident who is quite familiar with the course
  • Tends to be a great Thursday/Friday player and is usually near the top of the leaderboard heading into weekends – issue is staying sharp on Sat/Sun. If he can do that this week he’ll get a nice check come Sun.

Shank:

Angel Cabrera

  • Previous major champion has not played well this season
  • Missed cut or withdrew in 4 of the last 5 tournaments he’s played
  • All over the place - 153rd on the Tour in driving accuracy and 181st in strokes gained putting