Wells Fargo Championship Will be Played with Limited Attendance
Strict COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols will be in Place
For Immediate Release
Charlotte, NC, April 1, 2021— Tournament officials announced today that the Wells Fargo Championship, scheduled for May 3-9, 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.
“We look forward to safely bringing this annual event back to our community and continue the tournament’s legacy of being an integral part of the fabric of Charlotte and the surrounding areas,” said Johno Harris, General Chairman of the Wells Fargo Championship.
Tickets are limited and attendance will be reduced to 30% of maximum capacity.
With fewer tickets available for distribution, the tournament staff will work first with the tournament’s official partners, then open sales to past ticket buyers. Tickets for the general public will go on sale Monday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. For all updates, please continue to visit WellsFargoChampionship.com or Twitter: @WellsFargoGolf, Instagram: @WellsFargoGolf and Facebook: Wells Fargo Championship.
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.
As has been the case since last October on the PGA TOUR, the traditional Pro-Am events (Monday, Wednesday), essential for the tournament’s charitable endeavors, will be contested during the week, with new health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 tests for all participants prior to those competitions.
“We are doing everything possible to make sure the Wells Fargo Championship will be a great experience and continue to make a significant charitable impact in our community,” said Gary Sobba, Wells Fargo Championship Tournament Director. “While we were disappointed with last year’s event cancellation, we couldn’t be more excited to come back stronger and welcome the best players, sponsors and fans in the world back to Quail Hollow Club.”
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
Wells Fargo & Company is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets and proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of all middle market companies in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending; Commercial Banking; Corporate and Investment Banking; and Wealth and Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2020 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health and a low-carbon economy. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories. Additional information may be found at www.wellsfargo.com | Twitter: @WellsFargo.