Major Champions and World Ranked Players Latest Player Commitments
PGA TOUR coming to DC area May 4-8
Potomac, MD April 21, 2022— Tournament officials announced today eight more commitments from players who have won one of golf’s four major championships or are among the top-ranked players in the world as the 156-player field continues to take shape for the Wells Fargo Championship May 4-8 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm.
Jason Day, the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship and 2015 PGA Championship winner is joined by Gary Woodland (2019 U.S. Open), Webb Simpson (2012 U.S. Open), Louis Oosthuizen (2010 Open Championship), Charl Schwartzel (2011 Masters) and U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Zach Johnson (2011 Masters, 2015 Open Championship). Collectively, this group has 33 career PGA TOUR victories.
In addition, World No.12 and four-time TOUR winner Xander Schauffele and Mexico’s top-ranked player, winner of the 2021 WGC—FedEx St. Jude Invitational and World No.18 Abraham Ancer are committed. South Africa’s Oosthuizen, who has finished runner-up in all four majors in addition to winning one, is ranked 14th in the world.
With the addition of Day, there are currently eight past champions of the Wells Fargo Championship in the field, including Rory McIlroy (2010, 2015, 2021) Max Homa (2019), Brian Harman (2017), James Hahn (2016), Rickie Fowler (2012), Lucas Glover (2011), and Sean O’Hair (2009).
Players have until 5:00 p.m. Eastern on April 29 to commit to the 156-player field and can withdraw from the tournament at any time.
The Wells Fargo Championship, celebrating its 20th year, is one of the premier golf events on the PGA TOUR. Since 2003, the tournament has welcomed all the world’s top 25 players and in 2019 was voted by the players as “Best in Class” among events on the TOUR schedule.
Seven of the tournament’s 16 champions have earned major championship titles and four champions have held the No.1 spot on the Official World Golf Rankings since the tournament’s inception in 2003.
The Wells Fargo Championship will be held at TPC Potomac for one year while the tournament’s permanent home, Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte NC, prepares to host the 2022 Presidents Cup.
The Wells Fargo Championship is partnering with Ticketmaster to streamline the ticket purchase process for fans. To purchase tickets, please visit wellsfargochampionship.com/tickets. Children ages 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.
The tournament, on behalf of Champions for Education, has distributed $26 million and raised awareness for numerous charitable foundations in the Charlotte area and in 2022 will do the same in the Washington DC area. For more information about the Wells Fargo Championship, please visit www.wellsfargochampionship.com or call 202-978-8101.