2015 Wells Fargo Championship Betting Odds – PGA Golf

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
May/12/2015
2015 Wells Fargo Championship Betting Odds – PGA Golf

Carrie Stroup here with your 2015 Wells Fargo Championship betting odds courtesy of our good friends at Sportsbook.ag. 

Quail Hollow Club – Charlotte, NC

Sportsbook.ag Odds to win Tournament

After an amazing finish to the Players Championship, the PGA tour members will set their sights on Quail Hollow and the Wells Fargo Championship this week. This event is one of the youngest on tour, being established in 2003 and has been played on the beautiful par-72, 7,562-yard course since. The venue will be the host of the 2017 PGA Championship and 2021 Presidents Cup, so it is by no means easy to traverse and the final three holes, also known as the “Green Mile,” will always prove exciting being one of the toughest final stretches on tour.

There has been some strong fields teeing it up here in the past and names such as Holmes, Fowler and McIlory have taken home the trophy over the previous five years. The finish at the tourney is usually fun to watch with six of the 12 past victors taking it in a playoff and another two doing it by a single stroke. Last season, J.B. Holmes won his third career PGA event behind an 11-under-par showing between Friday and Saturday; holding off Jim Furyk’s Sunday 65 by a single stroke.

This week, 11 of the top-25 players from the Official World Golf Rankings will make the trip to Charlotte, NC, as world No. 1 Rory McIlroy leads the way. Holmes will also be there to defend his championship along with seven other past victors as they look to become the first multiple time winners here. Let’s now take a look at the players who will be attending this week and find a few that could come away victorious.

Phil Mickelson: (+2100) It is certainly true that “Lefty” isn’t the same player that he once was, but his track record here speaks for itself as he’s been in the top-15 nine times in the last 11 installments with five top-fives in that time. He has done well recently at Quail Hollow as well, ranking 11th last year and third in 2013. Mickelson has made five of the past six cuts and had an impressive showing at the Masters with a score of 14-under; netting him a runner-up finish. He can still crush the ball (295.3 yards per, 32nd on tour) and has one of the best scoring averages on par-fives this year (4.52, 8th on tour). Mickelson still has a few wins left and he could conquer this tournament for the first time after a decade of near victories.

Bill Haas: (+2800) Haas was born in Charlotte and the local has been hot this year, getting a victory at the Humana Challenge to go along with another six top-25s in his 12 starts. He has been near the top of the leaderboard plenty of late; ranking 17th or better at four of the past six tourneys and was just a shot off the mark to get into the playoff last week at the Players Championship. He has excelled around the greens with a scrambling percentage of 65.5 (11th on tour) as he has gained 0.700 strokes on the field from tee-to-green (28th on tour). He hasn’t done terribly well at this event, though, with two missed cuts and a 44th in the past three years, but did show he can compete with a fourth in 2011 and is running hot at the moment.

Justin Thomas: (+4000) Thomas has been all over the place in his rookie campaign with four top 10s and five missed cuts over 18 starts. He hit a rough stretch in the middle of the season with three failures to make the weekend in six events from Feb. 8 to Mar. 29, but has rebounded nicely and is riding a three tournament streak of top-25 finishes. He’s put up a score in the 60s in seven of the 12 rounds over that stretch and hit better than 65% of GIR and fairways while putting 1.40 strokes better than the field last week at the Players Championship. He drives the ball further than most on tour (300 yards per, 18th on tour) and ranks in the top-25 in sand save percentage (59.3%, 25th on tour), putting average (1.722, 9th on tour) and one-putt percentage (43.3%, 13th on tour). This should be an on week for the roller coaster that is Justin Thomas as he seeks his first career PGA victory.

Pat Perez: (+10000) Perez is on pace to have another solid season and currently ranks just outside of the top-50 (54th) in the FedEx Cup Standings behind five top-25 finishes. He’s made each of the past four cuts, doing no worse than 26th at any of them, and was an absolute beast at the Players Championship last week while leading the field in GIR (79.2%) and fairways hit (82.1%). The Arizona State alum has been able to get to the weekend at this event in three of the past four years and was spotted near the top of the leaderboard in 2011 when he ranked sixth behind 26 birdies and a start of 65-67 to the week. Perez has just one win on the PGA tour in his career, but should be able to compete come Sunday afternoon.

Jonathan Byrd: (+22000) It has been a rough 2015 for Byrd, making a mere six cuts in his 11 events, including missing the cut in three of the past four. But, when he is able to get past Friday, he has three top-25s and was competitive in his last outing in New Orleans with a score of nine-under-par in the first three rounds before dropping the ball with a 74 on Sunday. This could be the venue for him to turn the year around, though, as Byrd has been able to get a top-15 finish here in three of the past four seasons and nearly won it in 2011 when he made it to a playoff with Lucas Glover after a 15-under week, but lost on the first extra hole. He is a veteran of the tour with over $17 million in career earnings and five PGA Tour wins, so he should be able to perform once again at a course where he is comfortable.

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