Power Rankings: Wells Fargo Championship

Rob Bolton's Power Rankings for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, offer insights into the top contenders for the tournament. Here's a breakdown of his rankings:

  1. Rory McIlroy (NIR): With three previous victories at Quail Hollow and a recent win at the Zurich Classic, McIlroy returns as a formidable force on a course he knows well.

  2. Wyndham Clark (USA): Coming off a successful year, including a U.S. Open victory, Clark is a strong contender with multiple wins under his belt.

  3. Xander Schauffele (USA): Despite finishing as the runner-up last year, Schauffele remains a formidable competitor with a consistent track record.

  4. Max Homa (USA): Homa, the 2019 champion, has demonstrated his ability to perform well at Quail Hollow, making him a threat to contend once again.

  5. Justin Thomas (USA): A past PGA Championship winner at Quail Hollow, Thomas has shown consistent performance at the venue, making him a contender this year.

  6. Collin Morikawa (USA): With recent strong finishes, Morikawa has regained his form and poses a threat with his solid ball-striking skills.

  7. Tommy Fleetwood (ENG): Despite some inconsistency, Fleetwood has shown strong performances at Quail Hollow in the past, earning him a spot in the rankings.

  8. Corey Conners (CAN): Conners' consistent ball-striking abilities make him a contender, despite a recent lack of top-10 finishes.

  9. Denny McCarthy (USA): McCarthy's improved record at Quail Hollow aligns with his rise in talent, making him a contender for a strong finish.

  10. Alex Noren (SWE): Noren's consistent performance in recent tournaments, including a third-place finish at THE CJ CUP Byron Nelson, earns him a spot in the rankings.

The absence of Scottie Scheffler, who is sitting out the tournament, allows other contenders to step into the spotlight and compete for the title. With recent course modifications and favorable weather conditions, the tournament promises to offer an exciting and challenging competition for the field.