2019 Wells Fargo Championship | Golf Betting Tips and Predictions

The 2019 Wells Fargo Championship will take place at Quail Hollow Golf Course between the 2nd and 5th May.  This will be the 17th edition of a tournament which seems to grow in stature every year on the PGA Tour.

It regularly attracts the top players and 14 of the top 30 in the FedEX Cup rankings will participate in this event.  The total prize fund is $7.9 million making the Wells Fargo Championship one the top paying tournaments outside of the four majors and the World Golf Championship.

Tiger Woods will not be participating this year and it appears the American is still recovering from his victory at The Masters.  Not that the other players will mind, so let’s take a look at who is in contention to win the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship.

Defending Champion

The Wells Fargo Championship defending champion is Jason Day, who won the event in 2018 by two strokes over Nick Watney and Aaron Wise.

The golf course tends to favour long hitters and it should be in great condition for those looking to go big off the tee this week.  Day hit a first round score of 65 last week at the Zurich Classic despite missing the cut with his partner and finished T5 at The Masters.

The Australian has the game to do well this week and his form suggests he could score low.  No man has ever retained the Wells Fargo Championship but Day could change that fact.  You can back Day at +1000 with William Hill.

The Favourite

The bookies favourite to win the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship is Rory McIlroy.  The Northern Irishman enjoyed a break last week following his T21 at The Masters and has been playing superbly this year.

McIlroy won The Players Championship in March and has six other top ten finishes to his name in 2019.  He also has a great record at Quail Hollow, finishing outside the top ten just twice in eight visits plus McIlroy is the only multiple winner in the field.

McIlroy is rightly considered the favourite at +600 with William Hill.

Other Contenders

You must go back to 2012 to find the last time Rickie Fowler won the Wells Fargo Championship.  He claimed victory in a playoff over Rory McIlroy and D.A Points to lift the trophy but has not won it since.  Fowler already has one PGA Tour title to his name this year thanks to his success at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and finished T9 in his last outing which was The Masters.

Fowler is on offer at +1200 with William Hill to win the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship.

Other leading contenders include Justin Rose, also at +1200 and 2010 runner-up, Phil Mickelson at +2000, although the odds for the latter are a little short.

Those looking for a potential outsider could do worse than back J.B Holmes at +8000 with William Hill. Another big hitter on the PGA Tour, the 37-year-old has one win on the PGA Tour in 2019 plus won this event in 2014.  That makes Holmes a tempting pick to win the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship.

Expert Betting Tip: J.B Holmes