Wells Fargo Championship: Power Rankings for Eagle Point

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As Quail Hollow prepares for the U.S. Open, Eagle Point Golf Club makes its Wells Fargo Championship debut

The Wells Fargo Championship is one of the PGA Tour‘s newest events, established in 2003. Despite its relative lack of history, it has quickly become a favored stop on the PGA Tour schedule. It doesn’t hurt, of course, that it serves as a nice tune-up for The PLAYERS Championship, but strong fields flock to North Carolina year in and year out. Let’s take a look at the top 10 in the field this year.

In its 14-year history, some of the biggest names in the game have won the title. Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, and Rickie Fowler have tasted victory at Quail Hollow. So did Tiger Woods, in his seven-win 2007 season. And Rory McIlroy is the only player so far to win twice, in both 2010 and 2015.

This year, however, Quail Hollow is out as the tournament host, as the groundskeepers there prepare to host the PGA Championship this August. Stepping in is a worthy replacement, Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C.

Measuring in at nearly 7,300 yards from the tips, the Tom Fazio designed track has been recognized as one of Golf Digest’s Top 100 courses for most of a decade. Though it is hosting its first major event, it’s a worthy design that will put even the world’s best to a sturdy test.

This year’s field boasts six of the world’s top 20 players, several major champions, and the highly anticipated return of Dustin Johnson. Who will take home the title this year? Let’s jump right in.