Wells Fargo Championship 2012: 4 Golfers Who Can Shine at Quail Hollow
Alright, folks, this week the PGA Tour makes its stop at the Wells Fargo Championship. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are headlining this week's star-studded field which will make their appearance at Quail Hollow.
After Tiger's poor showing at the Masters, Woods will try to quiet the skepticism on his form this week and hopefully put on a good showing.
McIlroy, on the other hand, will look to hoist the trophy yet again, after he won the venue with a thrilling final round of 62.
So without further ado, let's take a look at a few players who have a good opportunity to put on a strong showing at the Wells Fargo Championship.
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For a 41-year-old veteran, Phil Mickelson's 2012 season has been pretty spectacular.
He won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, nearly won the Northern Trust Open in a playoff and had a good opportunity to take home his fourth green jacket at the Masters.
Now, Mickelson is playing in this week's Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow and should have plenty of confidence with his solid Masters finish.
Lefty will be looking to add to his already fantastic season, and if he can play vintage golf, then it wouldn't surprise me to see him come out on top this week.
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Rory McIlroy has finally started to show his dominant form in 2012.
The 22-year-old had a fantastic season last year, but this year is even better. Despite his poor showing at the Masters, McIlroy has finished in the top three in every other event he has played.
Add a win at the Honda Classic to that and 2011 is already starting to look mediocre for the young superstar.
Now, McIlroy will return to Quail Hollow, where he won in 2010 with the amazing final-round 62. Perhaps he can capture some of that same essence and use it to vault him to another victory again.
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Now I know that some of you out there are going to disagree with my pick here, but I just can't count Tiger Woods out of a tournament; any tournament.
Sure, he had a poor showing at the Masters, but look at what Woods did the week before at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He won.
You can't deny that he played good golf that week, but also poor golf at the Masters. So the question is, which Tiger Woods will be playing at the Wells Fargo Championship?
It wouldn't surprise me if he started playing like the Tiger Woods of old because, whenever he tees it up, there is that feeling that something magical will happen.
If that does happen, the rest of the field better watch out because Tiger might just walk away with his second victory in the 2012 season.
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Hunter Mahan has had a spectacular season so far.
He won the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship and the Shell Houston Open to make him this year's first two-time winner on Tour.
Mahan had a decent T. 12 finish at the Masters and should be pretty comfortable heading into this week's Wells Fargo Championship.
His silky-smooth swing and stellar putting should keep him in contention when Saturday or Sunday roll around. Mahan has proven to us that he can win, but I guess we'll have to sit back and watch to see if he can do it a third time in this season.