Woods will use new irons at Wells Fargo this week
- Author: Julie Sanders May 04, 2018,
May 04, 2018, 9:55
Tiger Woods highlighted his desire to work on his iron play as the main reason for featuring at the Wells Fargo Championship. If you want to see how players fared at the site in 2017, take a look at the PGA Championship leaderboard, which was played at Quail Hollow.
Quail Hollow is not one of those courses, which makes Woods' decision to compete this week somewhat curious. The $500 discount from McIlroy doesn't hurt either. At +900 odds, Thomas will be a popular sports betting pick this week.
It showed all day in his inconsistent play on the greens. That's a significant difference, and worth spending up for. Could this be the year he finally wins the event.?
She told him they needed to go do something - anything. Simpson presents a ton of upside at $8,400. Unsurprisingly Woods is a former victor of the event, back in 2007, and is available at 25/1 to become only the tournament's second multiple champion.
Justin Thomas 10 points to win at 10/1 with Sportnation.bet - The course suits the big hitter just so well, and he was incredible in his victory back in August. Therefore, looking at the leaderboard from a year ago becomes irrelevant. There is no doubt that he should contend as a legitimate option to finish in the top-10. Grillo is projected as a Top 10 value this week by DailyRoto's value optimization.
Day was in contention to win the US PGA Championship at this course a year ago when it all fell apart in the third round on the way to a disappointing ninth-place finish. Rory enters the week 5th in strokes gained: tee to green and 19th in strokes gained on par 4's. But Wells Fargo is a major sponsor on Tour and this tournament usually gets a strong field.
However, too much has been made of the last 20 minutes, and too little of the 70 that went before it, as Jurgen Klopp's men destroyed a very decent side with constant pressing and unbelievable pace. And which long shots stun the golfing world? It's unlikely that its members enjoyed playing on the ramped up conditions, so expect the course to play closer to its historical Wells Fargo conditions than the 2017 PGA. Molinari is a beast off the tee, gaining almost an entire stroke per round there (6th). It's hard to imagine, but that was only September of a year ago. That being said, even Lynn had no clue who Ernst was until they played together that unusual Sunday.
Kiwi Danny Lee will need a good second round to make the cut after a four-over 75.
The only blotch on McIlroy's Quail Hollow card was in 2011, where rounds of 75 and 72 saw his title defence end with a missed cut. List is the third longest hitter on Tour (314.5 yards) and this is a course that allows you to hit driver almost every hole. We've also got three 200 plus yard Par 3s, one of which is 250 yards.