Wells Fargo Championship 2012: Tee Times, Date and TV Schedule

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistMay 2, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 08:  Lucas Glover during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 8, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

The 2012 Wells Fargo Championships begins on Thursday and it's anybody's guess as to who will win the tournament. 

With a $6.5 million purse, all the top golfers in the world will try to be on their A-game this weekend. Of course, that's much easier said than done, and you certainly known this if you've ever played golf. 

It's doubtful either one of us truly has an A-game, but if you really do then please leave some helpful golf tips in the comment section, because there are several folks that could use it. 

This weekend is sure to be a fun event, as some elite golfers have a chance to rise in the world rankings. 

That being said, here's all the info you need to know for the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship. 



Thursday, May 3 - Sunday, May 6  



Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C.



Thursday, May 3 - Golf Channel, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET

Friday, May 4 - Golf Channel, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET

Saturday, May 5 - Golf Channel, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET; CBS, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET

Sunday, May 6 - Golf Channel, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET; CBS, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET


Notable Opening Round Tee Times 

Beginning at 1st Tee

Steve Flesch, Rickie Fowler, Ken Duke at 7:10 a.m. ET 

Ben Curtis, Johnson Wagner, Zach Johnson at 8 a.m. ET 

Tiger Woods, Webb Simpson, Geoff Ogilvy at 1:25 p.m. ET 

Rory McIlroy, David Toms, Jim Furyk at 1:35 p.m. ET 

Beginning at 10th Tee 

Rory Sabbatini, Aaron Baddeley, D.A. Points at 7:30 a.m. ET 

Bill Haas, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley at 8:00 a.m. ET 

Kyle Stanley, Lucas Glover, Lee Westwood at 8:10 a.m. ET 

Mark Wilson, Heath Slocum, Vijay Singh at 12:55 p.m. ET 

Sean O'Hair, Stewart Cink, Angel Cabrera at 1:05 p.m. ET 

Carl Pettersson, Nick Watney, Jason Day at 1:25 p.m. ET 

Hunter Mahan, Ben Crane, Martin Laird at 1:35 p.m. ET 

*All Thursday tee times can be viewed here

Golfers to Watch 

Tiger Woods 

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08:  Tiger Woods of the United States hits his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the 2012 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Imag
Andrew Redington/Getty Images

After a poor showing at the Masters, Tiger is back on the course, ready to prove to everyone he can still be a dominant golfer. He won here back in 2007, so his chances of succeeding this year are good. 

He'll need to excel right from the start, as an early lead or just a strong effort in the opening round will do wonders for his confidence for the rest of the weekend.

You never know which Tiger is going to show up these days, but fans can only hope his greatness shines through this weekend in North Carolina.


Rory McIlroy 

Sitting at No. 2 in the world golf rankings, McIlroy will be striving to claim the top spot not only at the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship, but also the world of golf. 

Having won the event in 2010, McIlory has to like his chances heading into this tournament. However, he too had a less than stellar performance in his last golf outing, which was at the Masters. 

Look for McIlroy to start out strong. From there, it will be up to him to hold on and avoid collapsing on the big stage. 


Lucas Glover 

As the defending champ at the Wells Fargo Championship, Glover will be feeling the heat the minute he tees off on Thursday. That is, if he isn't feeling it already. 

Glover won the tournament a year ago by beating Jonathan Byrd in a playoff. He's played in just five events this season, though, making the cut three times but never finishing in in the Top 50. 

This weekend, Glover has to put on a good show, not only because he's the reigning champ, but also because he can't afford to keep having subpar performances this season.


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