Wells Fargo Championship Preview: Rory's a Heavy Favorite
Wells Fargo Championship Preview: Rory's a Heavy Favorite

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads to North Carolina this week for the Wells Fargo Championship. Not in attendance is Masters champ Tiger Woods, who will not get a tune-up for the PGA Championship in two weeks. Several players, though, are in the field looking to get their games in shape for "Glory's last ... uh ... Glory's second shot." 

As for this week, we've got plenty of course history in play as Quail Hollow has been the course of choice since 2003, with the exception of 2017. This almost feels like a bit of restart post-Masters as we had the Masters' hangover week, followed by the gimmicky team-event; now a straightforward event with a ton of firepower in the field.  

This Week: Wells Fargo Championship – Quail Hollow, Charlotte 

Last Year: Jason Day shot a final-round 69 on his way to a two-stroke victory over Aaron Wise and Nick Watney.  

FAVORITES

Rory McIlroy (6-1) 

The hottest non-major golfer on the planet is back at it this week and is a heavy favorite. There's plenty of reason to be excited about McIlroy this week as he's won this event twice and has finished outside the top 20 once in eight starts. His track record here is among the best, and although he didn't fare well at the Masters in his most recent start, he should have little trouble getting back into the groove this week.  

Jason Day (10-1)   

Day is the defending champ and his overall

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the 2013 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year. In addition to producing the weekly preview and the bulk of the draft kit content, Vara participates in Yahoo!'s "Experts Picks" where he routinely dominates. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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