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Three-Time Champion Rory McIlroy Set to Defend 2021 Title

PGA TOUR coming to DC area May 4-8

Potomac, MD April 13, 2022 — Rory McIlroy, the No. 7 ranked player in the world, and the only multiple-winner of the Wells Fargo Championship committed today to compete as the PGA TOUR returns to the DC area May 4-8 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm.

McIlroy won the first of his 20 PGA TOUR titles in 2010 at the Wells Fargo Championship, won again in 2015 in record fashion and picked up his first win in two years with a victory in Charlotte last year.

The four-time major champion won his first at the 2010 U.S. Open at Congressional Country Club just over a month after winning the Wells Fargo Championship in May.

“It is always good to have Rory in the field, as he adds another element to the competition whenever he plays,” said Gary Sobba, Tournament Director. “To have him defending his title will be a special experience for the fans and all involved in this year’s tournament.”

McIlroy is one of six past champions currently in the field that includes Max Homa (2019), Brian Harman (2017), James Hahn (2016), 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 of the world’s top 25 players and in 2019 was voted by the players as “Best in Class” among other 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.