May 1-7, 2017 | Eagle Point | Wilmington, NC

eNewsletter | Vol 34

JAN 2017

2016 Tournament Recap

James Hahn proved that never giving up and believing in your goals can work when he won the 2016 version of the Wells Fargo Championship. He came to Quail Hollow Club having missed eight consecutive cuts on the PGA TOUR. But thanks to support from his wife, his caddie and some deep soul-searching within himself, the lowly and often lonely streak ended.

"So I constantly remind myself that I'm good enough, that I belong out here. I was kind of chanting to myself that I can do this, I will do this and I must do this."

During the final round, Justin Rose was in the mix, either within a shot or tied for the lead before finishing third at 8 under after an inconsistent putting performance gave him a 1 under 71 on Sunday. Four players tied for fourth at 7 under, including Phil Mickelson, two-time winner Rory McIlroy, 2012 champion Rickie Fowler and Andrew Loupe.

Fowler started the final round in the lead which he quickly lost with a bogey on the first hole, another on No.5 and a double-bogey on the par-seventh.

"I didn't get out of the gate swinging well off the tee, kind of fought that a little bit through the round," Fowler said. "It's disappointing knowing where my game was at coming into (Sunday). I felt really good about being in the final group and getting the job done."

Meanwhile, Hahn, like all golfers playing at the highest level, will continue to move forward.

"It's something that I look in my daughter's eyes and say, hey, I can't give up on you, I have to do this," Hahn said. "So having family like that, my wife supporting me, it really gives me that extra fire to keep going."


1. James Hahn -9 70-71-68-70-279 $1,314,000.00
2. Robert Castro -9 71-66-71-71-279 $788,400.00
3. Justin Rose -8 70-70-69-71-280 $496,400.00
4. Phil Mickelson -7 69-70-76-66-281 $287,437.50
5. Rory McIlroy -7 73-69-73-66-281 $287,437.50
6. Andrew Loupe -7 65-71-74-71-281 $287,435.50
7. Rickie Fowler -7 71-68-68-74-281 $287,435.50
8. Lucas Glover -6 71-70-70-71-282 $226,300.00
9. Danny Lee -5 72-71-73-67-283 $204,400.00
10. Fabian Gomez -5 75-69-69-70-283 $204,400.00

Note: James Hahn won the tournament with a par on the first extra hole (No.18) in a playoff with Roberto Castro