PGA Tour Brunch - Final Round Update
@PGATourBrunch Continues Coverage of the Wells Fargo Championship
THIS WEEK on the PGA TOUR: Wells Fargo Championship
COURSE: Quail Hollow Country Club (Charlotte, NC)
FEDEx CUP Points Available/Winner: 2,989/500
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @WellsFargoGolf
TV COVERAGE: Today, May 9 - Golf Channel’s TV coverage will air from 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT), then CBS takes over coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
STREAMING: PGA Tour Live will offer streaming coverage of Featured Groups today from 8:00am to 3:00pm (EDT) with Featured Holes streaming from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: Streaming Radio coverage today, 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92) or online on PGATour.com.
How to Watch: (PGATourCom)
Wells Fargo Championship Notes:
Keith Mitchell holds a two-stroke lead in search of only his second PGA Tour title and a win today would mark 798 days since his first Tour title at the 2019 Honda Classic.
Mitchell leads the field by in birdies with (18) through 54 holes trailed by Jason Dufner and Harris English (15).
Rory McIlroy is seeking his third win at the Wells Fargo Championship (others were 2010, 2015).
Gary Woodland is back atop the leaderboard and seeks his fifth career PGA Tour victory and first since the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
Luke List is seeking his first PGA Tour win in his 188th start as this tournament marks his sixth start at the Wells Fargo Championship. List’s best finish was T-9 (2018).
After opening rounds of (69-67), 36-hole co-leader Matt Wallace fell to T-7 after posting a third-round 2-over (73).
Since 2003, only five players have earned their first PGA Tour win at the Wells Fargo Championship.
After making the cut by one stroke, Bryson DeChambeau (T-23) made a six-stroke improvement in round three with a 3-under 68, capped by a double bogey on the par-4 18th hole. On Friday evening, figuring he had missed the cut, DeChambeau headed back to Dallas but was informed mid-flight that the wind had kicked-up at Quail Hollow and the cut-line was changing. Needing to re-fuel anyways, DeChambeau’s charter landed in Dallas, took on jet fuel and took a few hours break, and returned to Charlotte.
Wells Fargo Championship Leaderboard After 54-Holes
Keith Mitchell 67-71-66 —204 (-9)
Rory McIlroy 72-66-68 —206 (-7)
Gary Woodland 67-69-70—206 (-7)
Luke List 67-72-68 —207 (-6)
Full Leaderboard (link)
Tournament Tee Times started today at 7:10am (EDT) and run through 1:40pm (EDT) when Mitchell and McIlroy pair-up in the final group.
Weather: Forecast for today is for partly cloudy skies, 74-degrees and 14 mph winds.
PGATourBrunch will be posting at 12:00pm Noon (EDT) Monday with a tournament recap and a quick look at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Next Week: AT&T Byron Nelson (McKinney, Texas)
What They’re Saying:
Keith Mitchell Leads by Two (PGATourCom)
McIlroy and Quail Hollow, That Old Familiar Feeling (PGATourCom)
DeChambeau Made Hasty Exit and Expensive U-Turn (PGATourCom)
Wells Fargo - Sunday Info (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
May 9, 1971 - Jack Nicklaus shot a final round (66) to win the Byron Nelson Classic and his 33rd PGA Tour title. Then just 31, Nicklaus birdied three of his final four holes, shot a 32 coming in and won the tournament by two strokes. (Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE).
Roars for Rory