Vol 13 October 2010

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Sponsor Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Crow
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

Front 9 Facts

9 Things You May Not Know About the
Wells Fargo Championship

  1. The tournament is managed and operated by the non-profit organization Champions for Education. The 501(C)(3) organization was created in 2002 and has donated nearly $12.5 million to various regional and local charities since operating its first Wells Fargo Championship in 2003.
  2. Construction of temporary facilities starts at the club March 1 to get ready for tournament week. It then takes four weeks to dismantle all the temporary structures at the club.
  3. The primary grasses on the teeing grounds and fairways of Quail Hollow Club are bermudagrass and perennial ryegrass. The greens are G2 creeping bentgrass.
  4. There are 52 sand bunkers scattered throughout the 18 holes at Quail Hollow Club.
  5. In the eight-year history of the tournament, only one player has recorded a hole-in-one during competition. In 2008, Jay Williamson aced the par-three 6th hole during the second round.
  6. There are 400 temporary trash receptacles and 380 recycling containers on property during tournament week.
  7. On the par-three 17th hole an average of 35 tee shots per week-- during the past eight years-- have landed in the lake bordering much of the green.
  8. In 2010, four players who finished among the top-10 in the final standings were major championship winners—Phil Mickelson, Angel Cabrera, Padraig Harrington and Jim Furyk. As a foursome, they have won nine major titles.
  9. Not counting the United States, the Wells Fargo Championship television broadcast is made available to over 580 million households in 225 countries.

The Back 9 Facts will be featured in our next eNewsletter.