Fresh Fowler can claim Wells Fargo title


A strong field heads to North Carolina for the Wells Fargo Championship this week, with Jason Day looking to successfully defend the title he claimed last year.

There are a number of previous winners in the field and one of those is our selection to finish top of the leaderboard come Sunday.

Rickie Fowler – Outright Winner @ 11/1

A winner at Quail Hollow back in 2012, Rickie Fowler heads to Charlotte fresh having not played a competitively since the Masters.

The 30-year-old, whose win seven years ago was his first on Tour, finished in the top-10 at Augusta – which was his fourth Top-20 finish of the season.

Fowler (13/10 Top 10 Finish) will have happy memories of the course and this season’s stats make good reading for backers – he sits 8th in the Scoring Average charts, 11th in the Birdie Average list and is currently inside the top 10 in the Fed-Ex Cup standings.

Despite a slow start last year, carding a first-round 72, the Ryder Cup star still finished T21 and a decent opening round should stand him in good stead to mount a challenge.

Paul Casey – Top Englishman @ 6/4

After a nightmare at the Masters, Casey is looking to get his season back on track at Quail Hollow and expect a response from the Englishman.

Casey finished T5 in this tournament last year, five shots off the winner, and would have finished closer to Jason Day but for a disappointing final round 71.

The missed cut at Augusta came out of the blue, after a victory at the Valspar Championship and a decent showing at the WGC Match Play event.

Tony Finau – First Round Leader @ 33/1

Tony Finau was one of only a handful of players to shot sub-70 rounds on the first day of last year’s Wells Fargo Championship.

The American (20/1 to win the tournament) carded an opening 69 en-route to T21 finish, which was capped off by a final round 66.

Finau has shot eight first rounds in the 60s in 13 stroke-play events this season and his driving accuracy should help him enjoy a successful week.

The 29-year-old’s power off the tee could also be crucial this week, with Finau currently 7th in the PGA tour Driving Distance stats.

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