2019 Champion Max Homa One of Seven Past Champions Currently Committed
For Immediate Release
Charlotte, NC, April 13, 2021— Today Tournament officials announced a strong list of players that includes past champions, major champions and a collection of individuals ranked among the top 30 in the world who are currently committed to play in the Wells Fargo Championship, scheduled for May 3-9 at Quail Hollow Club.
Max Homa will defend his 2019 title since the 2020 edition of Charlotte’s PGA TOUR event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Homa will be joined by two-time Wells Fargo champion Rory McIlroy (10,15), Brian Harmon (17), James Hahn (16), J.B. Holmes (14), Lucas Glover (11) and Sean O’Hair (09).
Eight players currently ranked among the top 30 in the world have pledged to come to Charlotte and include No. 2 Justin Thomas, No. 5 Xander Schauffele, No. 7 Patrick Reed, No. 9 and Charlotte resident Webb Simpson, No. 13 McIlroy, No. 20 Sungjae Im, No. 24 Tommy Fleetwood and No. 25 Matthew Wolff.
Thirteen major championship winners, who own a total of 18 titles across The Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship are currently in the field. This group includes McIlroy, a four-time major champion and two-time Master’s champion Bubba Watson. This twosome is joined by Jason Dufner, Stewart Cink, Glover, Charlotte native Davis Love III, Francisco Molinari, Louis Oosthuizen, Reed, Charl Schwartzel, Simpson, Thomas, who won the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club, and Gary Woodland.
Masters Tournament runner-up and Wake Forest graduate Will Zalatoris has accepted a sponsor exemption and will play in his first Wells Fargo Championship.
Players have until 5:00 p.m. ET Friday, April 30 to commit to the Wells Fargo Championship and can withdraw at any time from the field of 156 players.
“With just under 20 days remaining until tournament week, this is a wonderful group of players who are committed to coming back to the Wells Fargo Championship,” said Gary Sobba, Wells Fargo Championship Tournament Director. “We certainly will get more players in the coming weeks, but this is an excellent start.”
The tournament will be staged with limited attendance on-site, and strict health and safety protocols will be in place. Working with officials from Mecklenburg County, the State of North Carolina and the PGA TOUR, tournament officials have developed a plan that includes a limited number of sponsors and fans in open air and socially distanced settings. Health and safety remain the number one priority, and the tournament has implemented new protocols to keep everyone safe during the re-imagined event.
Tickets are limited and attendance will be reduced to 30% of maximum capacity.
New COVID-19 safety protocols mean some elements of the tournament have changed. Additional health and safety protocols include the mandatory use of facial coverings, social distancing and other health and safety measures. All permanent and temporary structures will have complete daily sanitization. Safety measures regarding food preparation and distribution will also be in place.
The fan guide to safety policies, according to local, State and PGA TOUR guidelines, is posted on WellsFargoChampionship.com.
About the Wells Fargo Championship
The Wells Fargo Championship is one of the largest, most prestigious sporting events in the North Carolina region. The tournament’s charitable arm Champions for Education has donated over $24 million to local and regional charities since 2003. The 2021 tournament will be held May 3-9 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC. When Quail Hollow Club hosts the Presidents Cup in 2022, the Tournament will move to TPC Potomac for one year and return to Charlotte in 2023. The list of champions include David Toms, Joey Sindelar, Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, Tiger Woods, Anthony Kim, Sean O’Hair, Rory McIlroy, Lucas Glover, Rickie Fowler, Derek Ernst, J.B. Holmes, James Hahn, Brian Harman, Jason Day and Max Homa. The Wells Fargo Championship received the “Players Choice” Award in 2019 for the Best Tournament of the Year as voted on by the players. The tournament has twice won Overall Tournament of the Year and has been among the top-five in this category each year since the awards were created.
About Wells Fargo
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