Wells Fargo Championship Betting Offers – 4th May 2017
We could be seeing more varied formats introduced to the PGA Tour in coming months and years but for now it’s time to return to normal stroke play with the Wells Fargo Championship.
This is one of the most highly regarded regular PGA Tour tournaments of the year. Largely, that’s due to the host venue, Quail Hollow. However, it’s playing host to this summer’s PGA Championship so, for one year only, the Wells Fargo Championship is moving east to Wilmington and Eagle Point Golf Club.
The course is brand new for fans and most of the players in the field but the early signs are that it is going to prove to be a more than adequate replacement.
Social media has been full of fulsome praise being paid to Eagle Point by those players who’ve made it down to the North Carolina course for some early practice. Some have even compared the track to Augusta National.
The club have actually employed the former Augusta superintendent to oversee changes to the layout so those comparisons are no surprise. However, this is much more than just a pretty course.
Eagle Point looks a fairly challenging 7,400 yards off the back tees but when you dig a little deeper you’ll see it’s more complicated than it appears on first look.
There are some strong par-threes which play even longer than their yardage as they are angled into the prevailing wind, the par-fives are as long as you’d expect and there is an interesting mix of par-fours from short (the seventh will be drivable on at least one day) to long which will test all aspects of the players’ games.
What that means is that the winner of this year’s Wells Fargo Championship must be proficient off the tee but also with their short irons and wedges as world class approach play looks to be an absolute must.
Eagle Point Looks Perfect for DJ
That will be good news for Dustin Johnson. The world number one is making his return from the injury that forced him to withdraw from the Masters at Eagle Point and he’s promptly been installed as the bookies favourite.
That may look like a very big ask but this is a man who has won each of his last three starts. He also drives the ball as long as anybody else and is lethal from inside 150 yards.
DJ worked well with his brother Austin on the bag to formulate a plan for the WGC Mexico when playing at a course that was brand new to him so back him to win yet again at 5/1 with Ladbrokes.
Can Kisner Go One Better?
Kevin Kisner was one of those players who really enjoyed his taste of team golf at the Zurich Classic. The American made it through to the Monday playoff alongside partner Scott Brown but the pair just missed out on the trophy.
That result was no surprise to anybody who’d seen Kisner’s recent form. He’s racked up some solid finishes thanks to his rock-solid game from tee-to-green, a set of skills that should suit him very well at Eagle Point.
If Kisner has another good week on the greens he’ll surely challenge again and may even win at best odds of 28/1 with Betfair.
- Dustin Johnson to win at 5/1 with Ladbrokes
- Kevin Kisner each-way at 28/1 with Betfair