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Jason Kokrak plays a home game as he makes his fifth appearance in the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Charlotte resident has the length off the tee to contend at the 7,575-yard Quail Hollow Club, ranking T5 on TOUR in driving distance at 308.0 yards. That hasn't translated here however, with one top 40 (T23/2014) in four attempts and two missed cuts, including by two last year at 2-over-par 77-69=146. Kokrak's scoring average at the par-72 layout is 72.58 with five red numbers in 12 rounds. He enters 34th in the FedExCup standings with six top 25s on 16 starts, two for top 10s, most recently playing out of the final twosome on Sunday at the Heritage, one adrift, but closed in 2-over 73 for T6. The 30-year-old chased with a MC by one (72-73) the following week at Valero in his last start.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 4 - 2:05 PM

World No. 3 Rory McIlroy highlights the 156-man Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, and enters as defending champ for a second time.

McIlroy is clearly comfortable at Quail Hollow Club with five top 10s in six tries, including four straight beginning with a playoff loss in 2012. His breakthrough PGA TOUR win came on debut in 2010, playing the weekend in 16-under 66-62=128, but his one hiccup came the following year, missing the cut as defender. McIlroy is the top-ranked player in Charlotte and the pre-tourney fave at 4/1 outright. He won last year as the bookmaker fave (3/1) in record-setting fashion, both in aggregate at 21-under 267, and with a course record 11-under 61 in R3. The Northern Irishman, who turns 27 today (May 4th), is an 11-time winner on TOUR though none have come as defending champ. He's been idle since T10 at the Masters.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 4 - 1:15 PM

Roberto Castro makes his way back to Quail Hollow Club for a fourth appearance at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Castro has enjoyed a bit of success at the venue, posting finishes of T32-T65-T8 in three trips. Only three of his 12 rounds have been over par. He also arrives with an 11-for-15 record on the season, collecting three top 25s along the way. That puts him just inside the top 100 in the FedExCup race, and certainly qualifies as good form by his not so lofty standards. Gamers may want to give Castro a look in DFS formats because that is where his value can surface most easily.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 4 - 8:23 AM

Kevin Kisner looks to break out of a slump as he wanders into familiar territory at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Kisner is no stranger to the Charlotte area, as his parents grew up here and his brother-in-law is a member at Quail Hollow Club. Entering the event with six straight stroke-play finishes outside the top 20, this could be a nice landing spot for a rebound. Kisner is not long off the tee (126th in driving distance) but his local knowledge could provide what he needs in order to replicate his T6 from the 2014 edition.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 4 - 8:14 AM

Justin Walters has enjoyed plenty of success in his native South Africa this season and will bid for more when the European Tour visits North Africa for this week's Trophée Hassan II in Morocco.

Walters certainly cashed in on his local knowledge when T4 at the South African Open, T3 at the Joburg Open and T4 at the Tshwane Open in the early part of the season. But it's been a struggle since and he shot 77-81 to miss the cut in the Open de Espana last time. This week's venue, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, will feature the same Kikuyu grass he's used to and compatriots Louis Oosthuizen and Thomas Aiken were both in the top three when the course was last used in 2010. Walters has played this event twice, both at Golf du Palais Royal, finishing T44 in 2013 and T50 last year.
May 4 - 6:04 AM

Robert Karlsson has cashed just once in five starts in 2016 so will hope a return to Morocco for the Trophée Hassan II can turn his season around.

Karlsson has enjoyed plenty of success on past visits and finished runner-up in the 1998 Moroccan Open along with sixth in the 1997 edition and T12 in 2001 when the event was staged at this week's venue. After a 13-year gap he returned to Morocco in 2014 and took T11 in the 2014 Trophée Hassan II and also T34 last year. On historical form, managers could give him consideration but four missed cuts and a T52 this season is an obvious concern. There were better signs in last week's Volvo China Open, however, when he shot 73-69 to just miss the weekend.
May 4 - 5:47 AM

Daniel Im will try his luck in this week's Trophée Hassan II at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Morocco.

After three early top 10s this season (two in South Africa and one in India), the American has hit a bump in the round with three straight missed cuts. The latest two came in China although he did close the Volvo China Open last week with a 68 so has the chance to build some momentum from that. Im, who slots in at 81st on the Race to Dubai, has played in this event just once but managed T25 at Golf du Palais Royal in 2014. This is his first look at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam but he shouldn't be at too big a disadvantage as this venue hasn't been used on the European Tour since 2010.
May 4 - 5:35 AM

Raphaël Jacquelin has made six of his last seven cuts but is still outside the top 100 in the Race to Dubai going into this week's Trophée Hassan II in Morocco.

While the Frenchman continues to cash, he can't yet find a spark on the weekend and only once in that recent run has he cracked the top 40, a T24 in the Shenzhen International in China two weeks ago. A failure to shoot a single round in the 60s on the weekend this season means he's only 117th on the RTD so he'll want to snap that streak in Rabat. Jacquelin has plenty of experience in this part of the world and has made eight of his last 10 cuts in Morocco. That includes twice at this week's venue, Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, where he was T31 in the 2001 Moroccan Open and T57 in this event in 2010.
May 4 - 5:24 AM

Rookie Sébastien Gros is finding his feet on the European Tour and will look to make a fifth straight cut when he pegs it up in this week's Trophée Hassan II in Morocco.

The Frenchman, who finished second in the Challenge Tour's Road to Oman rankings last season to earn promotion, has posted T20-T45-T19-T34 on his last four starts after missing the cut in his previous four. He'd started the season with a fourth at the Alfred Dunhill Championship and a closing 66 in last week's Volvo China Open could be the springboard for another top 10 push in Morocco this week. The 26-year-old smashes it off the tee and is fifth in Driving Distance on the European Tour this season. With four par 5s to go at this week, that could be an important asset at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.
May 4 - 5:14 AM

Due to family issues Stewart Cink has announced a leave of absence from competitive golf for the foreseeable future.

Cink announced on Twitter that his wife, Lisa, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. He then added "In order to assist Lisa in meeting this challenge, I will be stepping away from competitive golf until circumstances improve for her. Hopefully that day will come quickly." It's horrible news but an easy decision to walk away from the game right now. This goes beyond any fantasy advice, and all we can do now is hope for the best for Cink and his family during this trying time.
May 3 - 5:20 PM

Smylie Kaufman has withdrawn from this week's Wells Fargo Championship, citing a minor wrist injury as the culprit.

Kaufman took to Twitter to alert his fans and followers by saying "Bummed to have to WD. Been dealing with lingering tendinitis in wrist since Augusta. Rest and rehab. Hope to play Players next week." The LSU product is 11th in the FedExCup race so he can afford to take a week or two off to get rested up. With Kaufman using the word hope in regards to his status for next week, gamers should keep a close eye on the field when it's released come Friday. The benefit of this pre-tournament WD is D.H. Lee who gets the honor of replacing Kaufman. He'll make his third appearance at Quail Hollow Club (T16/2013;MC/2014).
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 3 - 3:33 PM

Dustin Johnson will be taking a pass this week in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Kelly Kraft will take his place in the field at the Wells Fargo Championship.

DJ was set to make his first start here since 2011, but it appears he's changed his mind. There is no indication of an injury here, so keep Johnson on your radar for upcoming events. Kelly Kraft slides into the field in his place, and will be making his tournament debut. On the season Kraft is 6-for-11 on the season and ranks 182nd in the FedExCup race.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 3 - 9:56 AM

Jim Furyk will return from a wrist injury that has kept him sidelined since September, making his first stop at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

Furyk is building a roadmap to recovery and it starts with back-to-back events as he'll tee it up at THE PLAYERS next week, as well. Quail Hollow Club is a tough venue to make a comeback, as it stretches out past 7,500 yards and requires precision with the long irons. Furyk has won on this course, but he needed 8.74 strokes gained with the putter the week of his win. The PGA TOUR veteran has been very cautious with this injury but we can't rule out a bit of rust that comes from not playing tournament golf and not playing four consecutive days worth. The wait-and-see approach is a good one to take this week before a possible investment at THE PLAYERS.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 3 - 8:57 AM

Ángel Cabrera makes his way back to Quail Hollow Club for an eighth appearance at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

The Argentine finished solo-third here back in 2010 and has a good cut-making track record at 5-for-7. The only downside to his play at Quail Hollow has been the weekend where he's posted 1-over 73 or worse in 8-of-9 weekend rounds. Cabrera ranks 173rd in the FedExCup standings ahead of this week, owning just one top 25 in 12 starts. With Cabrera's bomb-and-gouge style of play, this could be a nice potential venue to jump-start his season.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 3 - 8:18 AM

Ollie Schniederjans takes his talents to Charlotte, North Carolina, for a debut at this week's Wells Fargo Championship.

The Georgia Tech product is just 1-for-3 this season but he's starting to kick it into gear on the Web.com Tour, rattling off three straight top 20s including a T7 at last week's United Leasing & Finance Championship. Gamers may recall his run of form last year that started with a T12 at the Open Championship, a T22 at the RBC Canadian Open (first event as a professional), and T15 at the Quicken Loans National. That is the kind of upside that Schniederjans possesses, and with his recent form in the minor leagues, he may be ready to showcase those skills again. Gamers should give him a strong look this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
May 3 - 8:01 AM


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