Wells Fargo Championship: Top 5 fantasy sleepers

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Wells Fargo Championship
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Despite being a lesser-known name, James Hahn pulled off the win at last year’s Wells Fargo Championship. Can he do it again this year?

The Wells Fargo Championship fantasy golf focus this week has gone toward the bigger names in the field — and why not? With stars like Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed at Wilmington’s Eagle Point Golf Club for the big event, there’s no shortage of compelling names who will be vying for the trophy.

But what about some of the lesser-known names? They may not challenge for a major any time soon, but there are plenty of rank-and-file PGA Tour members who will have a great chance to impress the North Carolina fans this week.

The Wells Fargo Championship has been one of the bigger draws on the PGA Tour since its 2003 inception, so the list of past winners is definitely skewed toward more prominent players –after just 14 editions, past champions include Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Anthony Kim, Vijay Singh and David Toms. At the time of their wins, none of these players could have been termed a sleeper.

But this year’s edition of the Wells Fargo will feature a new host course, as well as a slightly weaker field than in years past. For those reasons, this could be a natural week for a smaller name to rise up and take it.

Without further ado, here are five fantasy sleepers for the Wells Fargo Championship. Each player’s current position in the Official World Golf Ranking is listed next to his name.