Wells Fargo Championship 2023 Betting Preview

The 2023 Wells Fargo Championship is another Elevated Event with a $20 million prize pool. World No. 1 Jon Rahm and No. 2 Scottie Scheffler are taking the week off. But 21 of the top players in the world golf rankings are teeing it up at Quail Hollow, including 3-time event winner and World No. 3 Rory McIlroy. My golf coverage is limited this week, but I did chip in some insight and Wells Fargo Championship preview along with dark horse picks for FanDuel.

I add favorites and longshots below along with a tournament match-up pick.

Wells Fargo Championship 2023 Golf Odds

Wells Fargo Championship Betting Data

Early on Wednesday ahead of Thursday’s tee times, BetMGM had these golfers as the most bet to win the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship.

Highest Ticket%

  • Viktor Hovland 9.3%
  • Cameron Young 8.9%
  • Rory McIlroy 7.2%

Highest Handle%

  • Cameron Young 16.9%
  • Rory McIlroy 16.6%
  • Viktor Hovland 12.3%

Highest Ticket%

  • Jordan Spieth 8.2%
  • Collin Morikawa 6.83%
  • Patrick Cantlay 6.77%

Hard to argue with McIlroy’s success and chances, but his odds are too low and there are better ways to bet.

Wells Fargo Championship 2023

  • Course: Quail Hollow Club
  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Date: May 4-7, 2023
  • Par: 71 /¬†Yardage 7,538

Note last year’s 2022 Wells Fargo Championship event was held at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Maryland, and Max Homa won. He also won the 2019 event at Quail Hollow.

In my previews and added research, I use strokes gained data to isolate more players and stats that may or may not fit for the course while also considering current form.

Wells Fargo Championship 2023 Picks

Fairway’s Favorites: Xander Schauffele, Viktor Hovland, Cameron Young, Justin Thomas
Fairway’s Longshots: Jason Day, Tommy Fleetwood, Keith Mitchell, Taylor Moore

Tournament Match-ups: Keith Mitchell (-110) over Sahith Theegala (Circa)

Chip-in¬†for additional tournament match-up picks, and email me for added direct picks and updates:¬†[email protected].

Next week it’s the AT&T Byron Nelson at TPC Craig Ranch in Texas.

Golf Betting Notes and History from FairwayJay

My golf coverage and research includes use and references from sites at Golf Stats along with Fantasy National and Data Golf. I gain added information and betting news with fantasy golf insight from FanShare Sports and other sites and golf analysts. That includes top golf insider Justin Ray Golf, who contributes to PGA Tour (dot com) and The Athletic with insightful stats. The site GolfStats has also has player performance charts and a player competitor tool plus added stats and previews.

I put it all together and add my intuitive feel for the game and betting acumen to provide golf picks and chip-in added insight with information you can bet on.

More than a decade ago I was a lead golf handicapper and analyst on a popular sports handicapping radio show out of Las Vegas whose picks were provided to a betting syndicate. I continue my golf coverage in a different format, and provide my experience and intuitive feel for the game and betting acumen to provide golf picks and chip-in added insight with information you can bet on.

This season,¬†I‚Äôll add more Round 1 matchup bets. I will limit¬†tournament matchups¬†posted on these pages, but have more available to those bettors that¬†chip-in¬†and wish to correspond with me directly. You can email me at¬†[email protected]¬†for more picks and information you can bet on. Having been a proven performer for decades, I‚Äôve posted picks the¬†last two years¬†on Vegas Sports Zone and¬†tournament match-ups¬†were¬†41-27.

FairwayJay’s 2022 PGA Tour tournament match-up picks finished 20-12 and concluded with the TOUR Championship.

FairwayJay’s 2021 tournament match-ups finished 21-15 following a 17-5 start January through May.


Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on X (Twitter): @FairwayJay