PGA Tour This Week: Wells Fargo Championship Cheat Sheet by Lee


1. When: May 4 - 7, 2017
2. Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
3. Course: Eagle Point Golf Club - 7,259 yards, Par 72
4. Money on the line: $7.5 million US. Winner takes $1.35 million
5. Storyline: Dustin Johnson makes his first return to competitive golf since injuring his back the week of the Masters. He had come to Augusta having won his previous three starts, including both the WGC Mexico Championship and WGC Dell Match Play
6: Power Rankings:



1 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson
Returns after freak injury on eve of Masters. Winner of his last three starts. Pacing the TOUR in strokes gained: tee-to-green, GIR and par-5 scoring. Second in proximity.
2 Jon Rahm Jon Rahm
Role as a newcomer almost everywhere hasn't been a hurdle. Five top 10s (including a win and a second) in last six starts in non-majors. Second in strokes gained: tee-to-green.
3 Kevin Kisner Kevin Kisner
Hole-out to force playoff at TPC Louisiana draws attention to overall form. He's 10-for-10 in 2017 with a pair of runner-up finishes. Sixth in strokes gained: tee-to-green.
4 Webb Simpson Webb Simpson
The unofficial ambassador for Eagle Point might know the track better than anyone else in the field. Has excelled in recent history on courses where he's had past success.
5 Paul Casey Paul Casey
Continues to simmer. Top 20s in four of his last five starts; top 10s in his last two. While 16th in strokes gained: tee-to-green, he's also eighth in scrambling.
6 Adam Scott Adam Scott
First start since a season-best T9 at the Masters. Zero red flags. Ranks 36th in strokes gained: tee-to-green, 23rd in birdie-or-better percentage, T24 in par-5 scoring.
7 Bill Haas Bill Haas
One of a handful with the most course experience, but he's also a terrific fit. Currently 20th in strokes gained: tee-to-green and fifth in scrambling. Seven top 20s this season.
8 Francesco Molinari Francesco Molinari
Assembling his best year on TOUR with three top 10s and another five top 25s in 11 starts. Slots T13 in strokes gained: tee-to-green and T14 in par-5 scoring.
9 Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson
He'll miss Quail Hollow but should love Eagle Point. Sits third in birdie-or-better percentage and T4 in par-5 scoring. T22 at Masters in last start among six top 25s in 2017.
10 Louis Oosthuizen Louis Oosthuizen
Forever a short-lister when ball-striking is valued. Ranks 19th in strokes gained: tee-to-green. Nearly 10 months since he last missed a cut. Five top 25s in 2017.
11 William McGirt William McGirt
Among the bevy of guys from the Carolinas who have supported this event regularly. Third on TOUR in fairways hit, 22nd in GIR. T3 at Harbour Town three weeks ago.
12 Bud Cauley Bud Cauley
Teamed with Justin Thomas for a T5 in NOLA to chase a T9 at Harbour Town and T10 in San Antonio. The uptick is in direct correlation to improving tee-to-green metrics.
13 Hudson Swafford Hudson Swafford
He's struggled retaining consistency since breakthrough win, but connected top 10s a month ago. Strong ball-striking a plus on unfamiliar greens. T11 in par-5 scoring.
14 Wesley Bryan Wesley Bryan
The South Carolina native proved his comfort en route to a breakthrough title at Harbour Town three weeks ago. His skill set is poised to make more noise at Eagle Point.
15 Brian Harman Brian Harman
Top 15s in three of his last four starts, including T13 at Bay Hill and T9 at Harbour Town. The short-game artist is just T139 in GIR but 24th in birdie-or-better percentage.

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