PGA Tour Stats Review: Wells Fargo Championship
PGA Tour Stats Review: Wells Fargo Championship

This article is part of our PGA Tour Stats Review series.

The PGA Tour returns to individual stroke play this week for the Wells Fargo Championship, which moves to Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C., for one year as Quail Hollow gets ready to play host to the PGA Championship. It's a new course for many PGA Tour pros, and here's our stats preview.

What's the Course Like?

That's the first question you have to ask yourself on a week like this, and thankfully for us, Zac Blair sent out pictures of every hole. The place looks utterly gorgeous, kind of Augusta like, appearing to have chipping areas, deep bunkers, slope-y firm greens and a focus on tee-to-green game.

The Stat

Which brings us to strokes gained-tee to green, a major focus this week as a second-shot golf course, much like Augusta, will test both your approach and short game. Here are the stats leaders in that category playing this week.

Dustin Johnson - 2.436 strokes gained per round
Jon Rahm - 1.944
Kevin Kisner - 1.534
Lucas Glover– 1.522
Francesco Molinari - 1.349

Johnson returns after the back tweak in his house on the eve of the Masters, with his three wins and No. 1 ranking temporarily falling into the rearview mirror as people wait to see how he looks and plays. He says he's 99 percent healthy, and if he looks like himself, there's a good chance he should play like himself.

Thus, it'll come down to short game and overall sharpness and my recommendation on that

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Jeremy Schilling
Schilling covers golf for RotoWire, focusing on young and up-and-coming players. He was a finalist for the FSWA's Golf Writer of the Year award. He also contributes to PGA Magazine and hosts the popular podcast "Teeing It Up" on BlogTalkRadio.
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