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The First Cut: PGA DFS Picks & Preview for the Wells Fargo Championsip l DraftKings & FanDuel 5/2/21

Jason Rouslin

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Our Awesemo Experts break down Wells Fargo Championship and give fantasy golf picks for DraftKings + FanDuel with Bryson DeChambeau.

From one tough test to another, the PGA Tour’s new schedule puts up back-to-back weeks where the courses are much harder than average. This week, the Tour heads northeast to the Charlotte, area for the Wells Fargo Championship. Played at a major-level course – Quail Hollow – the tournament always brings in big names. PGA DFS contests are also quite sizable, which always makes for a great week of cash games, tournaments and the need for finding the best PGA DFS picks for our DraftKings and FanDuel lineups. For those new to the article, here’s what it will include:

  • Tournament and Format
  • Course Commentary
  • Course Facts and Figures
  • PGA DFS Course Summary and Statistical Comparison
  • PGA DFS Preview, including sweat sheet and optimal lineups from last year’s event
  • Player Preview
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PGA DFS Picks: The Wells Fargo Championship

There are many famous courses in the Carolinas, including Pinehurst and Myrtle Beach. Professional golf tournaments have been coming to the area since the 1950s, and those tournaments are typically held around this time of year. The Wells Fargo Championship has been at Quail Hollow since 2003.

The Course: Quail Hollow Golf Club

This will be a major-level test for golfers this week. Quail Hollow sets up as a par 71, the same as last week, but it is a bit longer and wider, and the rough is a tad less penal. Nestled in the Carolina Forests, Quail Hollow is most known for hosting the 2017 PGA Championship, which was won by Justin Thomas. The course itself has been around since the late 1950s, and it has been the primary host for this tournament since 2003.

Course Facts & Figures

Par and Yardage

  • Par 71: 7,554

Course Difficulty

  • Stroke average was 72.32 (1.32 over par) in 2019, the fifth hardest on the PGA Tour.

Hole Dispersion

  • Four par 3’s: 167, 249, 208, 223
  • 11 par 4’s: 495, 452, 583, 449, 346, 505, 462, 456, 344, 506, 494
  • Three par 5’s: 546, 592, 577

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Grass Types and Hazards

  • Grass Type: Champion Bermudagrass
  • Average Green Size: 6,500 square feet
  • Water Hazards: 4
  • Bunkers: 61
  • Rough Length: 2 inches

Designer

  • George Cobb/Tom Fazio

Statistical Notes for Quail Hollow Golf Club

  • Off the Tee: The fairways were the eighth toughest to hit in 2019, with the average coming in just shy of 56%. However, many drivers are hit here, as the average driving distance is ranked fifth on the PGA Tour.
  • On the Approach: Greens in regulation were also down, coming in around 60%, one of the 10 toughest on tour.
  • Around The Greens: One would think that scrambling would be a bit easier with tough-to-hit fairways and greens, but it isn’t. Golfers only got up and down for par 56% of the time last year.
  • On the Greens: Putting on these champion Bermuda greens isn’t that difficult — 20th in 2019.

The Wells Fargo Championship PGA DFS Slate Preview

There is a normal set of offering this week with the top prize on DraftKings being $200,000.

PGA DFS Sweat Sheet for Quail Hollow Golf Club

DraftKings & FanDuel PGA DFS Picks for Wells Fargo Championship lineups this week including Bryson DeChambeau and other studs with expert projections and ownership

The three par 5’s on the course this week will get somewhere between 35 and 40% of the total scoring. Then there are two shorter par 4’s, the eighth and 15th, that add another 20% to that. Difficult holes remain outside of those.

Wells Fargo Championship Player Preview

The last major to be held at Quail Hollow was the PGA Championship, and while that major is just a few short weeks away, this field isn’t quite as good as what Kiawah Island will host. It is pretty strong, though, featuring seven of the world’s top 10 players and 11 of the top 20. After taking the last three weeks off, Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau return to the course after having less-than-stellar performances at The Masters. Jon Rahm will be looking for his first win since last year’s Memorial Tournament, as will Xander Schauffele.

Previous Winners

  • 2019: Max Homa
  • 2018: Jason Day
  • 2017: Justin Thomas (PGA Championship)
  • 2016: James Hahn

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Jason established his roots in the littlest state that could...Rhode Island. But after 29 years of bitter cold, and only being able to play golf 4 months a year, upended those roots and moved to Florida. Now two years later, Jason is a husband to Sarah and father of James as well as two Labradors (Choco and Bella) and he dedicates his time to serve as the lead of PGA content at Awesemo.com. In the time he is not diving into the PGA stats and covering this week's current tournament, you can find him researching and trading stocks, on the golf course, or somewhere hopefully lost in nature with his dogs guiding him along the way. Want to chat? Have a question about Golf/Stocks or anything else? Hop on twitter and give him a message @dfsgolfer23. You can also contact Jason by emailing support@awesemo.com.

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