That sort of course experience made Phil a heavy favorite at the PGA Championship past year, but a birdie-less opening round 79 took Phil out of the tournament from the get-go.
Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club isn't hosting one of golf's major championships this year, as it did a year ago with the PGA. With four top-10 finishes in his last nine starts, Moore could be a sneaky good value option to win this week's Wells Fargo Championship.
Less than a year ago, Woods' playing days were in doubt.
"It's definitely got that lead-up-to-a-major feel about it; I'm sure there will be a real buzz on Thursday and then by Saturday it will be nuts".
Simply put, Rory McIlroy loves the course, and he jets over to the tournament with hopes of bagging his third success, following wins in 2010 and 2015.
'It's a course where you have to stand up and hit the shots if you're going to do well, ' he said. There can't be many less likely play-off pairings in golfing history than Derek Ernst and David Lynn in 2013, although James Hahn and Roberto Castro gave them a run for their money in 2016, when this was last played at Quail Hollow. It's unlikely that its members enjoyed playing on the ramped up conditions, so expect the course to play closer to its historical Wells Fargo conditions than the 2017 PGA.
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The South African saves his best for the big events, and while this isn't a Major it will surely capture his attention and he also comes here in great form, having tied for third alongside Charl Schwartzel in New Orleans on Sunday. "My back wasn't very good".
There have been plenty of changes at Quail Hollow down the years but the fundamental character remains the same and I do think past course form is significant. The 19 year-old amateur went pro just before the Valero Texas Open, where he finished a solo sixth.
Sean O'Hair [150.0] is another with good course numbers. He birdied all three par fives and had the putter rolling (T22, SG: putting) for his 68 (T7).
At the prices he has to be worth looking at, although this big-time event deserves a big-name victor. The favorite, Rory McIlroy leads the way on DK at $11,800. Could this be the year he finally wins the event.?
The Italians also defeated Chelsea 3-0 in the group stages before Christmas, and Edin Dzeko poses a proper threat, while they've yet to concede at home in Europe this season. From the trees left of the ninth fairway, his approach cleared the bunker and was headed for the flag as the crowd - "seven or eight people and a Golden Retriever in the grandstands back there", he said - began to cheer in anticipation. At this price, Hadley is a flawless option to compliment your type priced studs, as I could easily see him sneaking into the top 10 this week since he's in form and comfortable on this track. "I've got everything in place for both sides of it, so I'm not going to be bothered if I make it".