Golf Betting: 2021 Wells Fargo Championship Predictions

Posted by Derrick Harper on May 5, 2021 in

The PGA Tour heads to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Wells Fargo Championship. Traditionally held in early May, the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship takes place on May 6-9, featuring one of the most stacked fields of the season. Let’s take a look at the upcoming PGA Tour event so you can bet against their PGA odds.

PGA Tour – 2021 Wells Fargo Championship Betting Preview

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 tournament got canceled, meaning Max Homa returns to North Carolina as the defending champion. If he wins this weekend, Homa would become the first back-to-back winner of the event; however, the betting odds suggest his chances to achieve that feat are slim to none.

Regardless, Wells Fargo Championship is not known as a tournament that favors as much as a tournament that produces first-time winners who would go on to stardom. The list includes Rickie Fowler, Roy McIlroy, and Homa.

In today’s free golf tournament betting preview, we take a look at two players everyone should watch out for, as well as an underdog pick that could surprise.

Rory McIlroy / Odds to win: +1800

Rory McIlroy enters the week as no.15 on the Official World Golf Ranking, and someone not many expect will succeed. He was last seen at the Masters in April, where he failed to make the cut and is without a win since 2019.

Regardless, McIlroy has won here for the first time in 2010 to become the tournament’s youngest-ever winner and did so again in 2015. With those results under his belt, it’s fair to say McIlroy knows his way around the course.

One thing that could make you question McIlroy’s chances to secure his third win in North Carolina is his poor form. He has missed the cut in three out of the last six events, which is not a record you would associate with a four-time champion.

McIlroy’s form is obviously not great, but it’s not like it will be a permanent issue. If there is one course where the 31-year-old could find his long-lost form, it’s Quail Hollow Club. At +1800, he is a good pick to win his third title.

Webb Simpson / Odds to win: +2200

Webb Simpson is a member at Quail Hollow Club and lives just a mile away from the course. That alone should give him an edge over his opponents, but there’s more to Simpson than that.

He has finished runner-up here in 2015 and fourth in 2012 after he was the 54-hole leader. His last two appearances were not as successful, however, posting T21 and T18.

That’s hardly any indication of how well he’ll do this year. Simpson travels to North Carolina off a solid T12 finish at Augusta National and a T9 at The Heritage.

One key skill at Quail Hollow has been putting – seeing how Homa ranked 1st when he won it, Jason Day ranked 2nd in 2019, and Justin Thomas was 4th when he celebrated his victory in 2017.

Simpson might not be ranked inside the top-five in PG, nor Par 4 Scoring, but he is showing good enough numbers for us to view him as a solid pick.

Steward Cink / Odds: +7000

Steward Cink might not be in the best form, nor is he viewed as one of the best golfers heading to Quail Hollow, but at +7000, he has caught our attention.

Cink has an excellent record in this course over the years. He has finished 26th or better in seven out of his last ten trips. That run also includes a fifth, eighth and ninth, although he hasn’t played here once since T20 in 2015.

Should that worry you? Not necessarily, especially considering how much better Cink has become since then.

The 47-year-old is ranked 1st for Greens in Regulation, which should give him a fairly big advantage over the field. He has also picked up 20 strokes tee-to-green in the last two measured tournaments.

And did we forget to mention that Cink has a T12 from Augusta and has won the RBC Heritage?

Cink is in great form, has good recent results to back that up, and is strong in all the right areas to make some noise this week. A no-brainer pick at +7000 or better.