CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The field for the Wells Fargo Championship is slowly coming together as they wait on word from the 2019 Masters Champion Tiger Woods.
Two of the top five golfers in the world have already committed to play in the tournament which will take place May 2nd-5th. The #4 golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy, committed to the tournament on Monday. #5 Justin Thomas has also thrown his name in the hat to play in Charlotte.
McIlroy is the only 2 time winner of this event and Thomas won the PGA Championship played at the Quail Hollow Club in 2017.
With #12 Paul Casey and defending Wells Fargo Champ and #13 Jason Day committed, the tournament has 4 of the top 15 players in its field.
“We’ll have a loaded field,” said tournament director Gary Sobba. “A lot of players are waiting to commit. It’s different than previous years with the schedule change but I can assure you the field is going to be loaded.”
Golfers have until April 26th to officially enter the Wells Fargo Championship.
Why will this field get better? The Charlotte tournament falls two weeks before the next major on the calendar, the PGA Championship.
In Tiger Woods case, he doesn’t like to play the week before a major. He’s not going to play this week in Hilton Head at the RBC Heritage and next week is the Zurich Classic, which is a team event and he more than likely won’t play that either. So if he wants a tune up before the PGA, Charlotte is the logical spot.
He won the tournament back in 2007 and loves to play Quail Hollow.
But with or without Tiger, it will be business as usual at the Quail Hollow Club.
“We’ve had him here so many times so we are ready,” said Sobba. “We’ve gone through a lot of preparation whether it’s additional busing, whether it’s security, we are prepared for that. We are poised for a great tournament and if he joins the field, it will be outstanding.”
Tickets still remain but if you are looking for premium seating, now is the time to get them.
“Any premium area, there’s a finite number,” said Sobba. “If you want to go to the Champions Club, the Execs Club, the Clubhouse, I would order those immediately.”