Vol 22 March 2013

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

Hole Highlight: No. 1

The par-four first hole at Quail Hollow Club is certainly one of the tough but fair holes players face when competing in the Wells Fargo Championship.

It is one of those classic golf holes that bends slightly to the right, stretches about 410 yards and is surrounded by trees on both the left and right side. The right-side landing area is protected by bunkers and the relatively small green has bunkering in the front.

Hole No.1 is also the sight of excitement and anticipation. As the players come from the practice putting area for their tee times, the teeing ground here is always surrounded by a large crowd waiting for the players to be introduced as they begin their day of competition.

The first hole is also a memorable one for 2008 champion Anthony Kim, who birdied the hole all four days on his way to victory that year. In fact, he is the only champion to do so.

After winning in 2008, he was asked “Were you surprised at all the support you were getting off the first tee here on Sunday as you started the final round with the lead?”

Kim responded: “I was. I started getting some support last year during the final round, and those same people came back to root me on, and I can't thank them enough because I can feed off a crowd, and that definitely helped me this week.”

In the first ten years of the tournament, Hole No.1 has a scoring average of 4.02, just slightly above par and it has on average been ranked between the 10 and 12th toughest hole on the golf course.

2012 Stats for Hole 1

  • Eagle: 1
  • Birdies: 83
  • Par: 300
  • Bogeys: 63
  • Double Bogeys: 6
  • Triple Bogey: 1