Max Homa is the defending champion at the Wells Fargo Championship, but he’s at a different course in 2023
Last year’s edition was at TPC Potomac in the Washington D.C. metro due to Quail Hollow hosting the Presidents Cup that same year.
We’re back at Quail Hollow this year. Funny enough, Homa’s won there, too!
In 2019, Homa led the field in strokes gained putting to win the Wells Fargo Championship by three over Joel Dahmen. Homa fired 69-63-70-67 and gained more than four strokes on the field putting on Sunday.
It’s a course that sets up well for him as driving is rewarded and the greens aren’t too difficult.
Not only that, but he’s a popular pick to win this week given the career season he’s on.
Homa has wins at the Fortinet Championship and Farmers Insurance Open with additional top-10s at the Sentry Tournament of Champions (T3rd), Genesis Invitational (2nd), Players Championship (T-9th), and WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (T-9th).
He’s cooled off a bit of late, but he annually plays a lot, and plays well, on the West Coast swing. That can lead to a bit of burnout on the Florida/East Coast swing.
A week off last week should help him gear back up to take on this week and the PGA Championship later this month.
Homa ranks fifth on the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (1.932) and is ninth in SG approach-the-green (.815).
He’s equipped to take on the beefy par-3s in play this week. Not only is he second in par-3 scoring (2.93), but Homa is ninth in proximity from 200-225 yards (34’7) and 28th from 200-plus (50’5”).