Wells Fargo Championship

Wells Fargo Championship

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Wells Fargo Championship

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The Wells Fargo Championship, known in 2009 and 2010 as the Quail Hollow Championship, is a PGA Tour golf tournament. The event is held at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina in early May. It was first played in 2003 as the Wachovia Championship and has attracted some of the top players on the tour. In 2009, the tournament had a $6.5 million purse with a winner's prize of $1.17 million.

From 2004–06, the tournament ended in a playoff. Additionally, the event is known to have one of the tougher finishes on tour with 16, 17, and 18, commonly known as the "Green Mile", often ranked among the PGA Tour's toughest holes. The majority of the charitable proceeds from the tournament benefit Teach for America.

Sponsorship

The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo, which purchased Wachovia in 2008. In 2009, Wells Fargo dropped the Wachovia name from the tournament for marketing purposes as they intended to stop using the Wachovia name for all purposes. In addition, Wells Fargo was concerned about the image of a bank sponsoring a sporting event that had received Federal funding under the Troubled Assets Relief Program. Wells Fargo's sponsorship of the tournament runs through 2014.

Winners

* Indicates a win in a playoff<br>Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.<br>Sources

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