Vol 20 July 2012

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

Grass Clippings

In the past ten years, nine players have finished in the top-10 at the Wells Fargo Championship during what was officially their rookie year on the PGA TOUR. Two of those—Rory McIlroy (2010) and Jonas Blixt (2011)—recorded their first top-10 finish as a rookie in Charlotte. For McIlroy, it also happened to be his first victory on the TOUR. Blixt was tied for ninth this year.

Rory McIlroy, 2010 Champion

After his fourth place finish at this year’s Wells Fargo Championship, Webb Simpson missed two cuts in his next two starts then won the U.S. Open. This means two U.S. Open champions were among the top four in Charlotte this year with Rory McIlroy finishing 2nd and Simpson 4th.

Webb Simpson, 2012 U.S. Open Champion

John Senden has played in all ten Wells Fargo Championships and has made the cut in eight of those. With his tie for 15th this year, he has now been among the top 25 four times.

John Senden, 2012 Participant

There were no bogey-free rounds recorded in the final round of this year’s tournament. In fact, the winner of the Wells Fargo Championship has never had a bogey-free final round.

Rickie Fowler’s victory came in his third start at the Wells Fargo Championship. Other champions who have won in their third start are Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods.

Rickie Fowler, 2012 Champion

2011 champion Lucas Glover missed the cut in his effort to become the first Wells Fargo Championship winner to successfully defend his title. In doing so, he became the fifth defending champion to miss the cut the following year after winning, joining David Toms, Jim Furyk, Sean O’Hair and Rory McIlroy.

Lucas Glover, 2011 Champion

Rickie Fowler’s opening-round 66 is the lowest start by a winner of the Wells Fargo Championship.

Rickie Fowler’s 72-hole total score was 14-under-par. On the par-five 7th hole and the par-four 8th hole he was a combined nine-under-par for four rounds. He recorded seven birdies and one eagle on those two holes during the week.

Rickie Fowler, 2012 Champion

James Driscoll must like the number nine. He finished 9th in the final standings at 9-under-par and on holes No.7 and No. 8, he was 9-under-par during the week with three eagles and three birdies.

James Driscoll, 2012 Participant

The 54-hole leader has won just three of the 10 Wells Fargo Championships—David Toms 2003, Jim Furyk 2006 and Anthony Kim 2008.

Jim Furyk, 2006 Champion

Nine players have competed in all ten Wells Fargo Championships—John Senden, Billy Mayfair, Carl Pettersson, J.J Henry, Stuart Appleby, Charles Howell III, Jeff Maggert, Rory Sabbatini and Vijay Singh.

Vijay Singh, 2005 Champion

Lucas Glover remains the only player in the history of the Wells Fargo Championship to post all four rounds in the 60s.

Lucas Glover, 2011 Champion