Wells Fargo Championship Winners and History

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Wells Fargo Championship Winners and History

Although essentially under the same corporate sponsorship since its inception in 2003, the Wells Fargo Championship has done a neat little song and dance around its name. The tournament began as the Wachovia Championship in 2003. In 2008, Wells Fargo bought Wachovia and dropped Wachovia from the tournament name. That was part of a corporate strategy to eliminate Wachovia as a brand in favor of Wells Fargo.

Then the Great Recession hit, and Wells Fargo dropped its name from the title (although it continued to be the sponsor). The image of a financial company sponsoring a golf tournament in the midst of a financial crisis didn’t seem helpful. However, in 2011, with the danger presumably past, the event returned as the Wells Fargo Championship.

Usually held at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Wells Fargo has established itself as a favorite of the Tournament Players and was almost immediately recognized as one of the Tour’s better venues. Indeed, the Tournament attracted Tiger Woods (not an easy thing to do), who won the 2007 title. The course’s layout boasts one of the tougher finishes on Tour, with 16, 17 and 18 referred to as “The Green Mile.”

In 2022, the Wells Fargo Championship relocates to TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Maryland because Quail Hollow is prepping for the President’s Cup.

A list of the Wells Fargo Championship winners follows:

YearPlayerScoreTo parMargin
Wells Fargo Championship
2022Max Homa272-82 strokes
2021Rory McIlroy274-101 stroke
2020Cancelled Covid
2019Max Homa269−153 strokes
2018Jason Day272−122 strokes
2017Brian Harman278−101 stroke
2016James Hahn279−9Playoff
2015Rory McIlroy (2)267−217 strokes
2014J. B. Holmes274−141 stroke
2013Derek Ernst280−8Playoff
2012Rickie Fowler274−14Playoff
2011Lucas Glover273−15Playoff
Quail Hollow Championship
2010Rory McIlroy273−154 strokes
2009Sean O’Hair277−111 stroke
Wachovia Championship
2008Anthony Kim272−165 strokes
2007Tiger Woods275−132 strokes
2006Jim Furyk276−12Playoff
2005Vijay Singh276−12Playoff
2004Joey Sindelar277−11Playoff
2003David Toms278−102 strokes

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