CHARLOTTE — A hot ticket got a little hotter April 26 when Tiger Woods committed to play in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club.
The four-day tournament starts May 3 and concludes with the final round May 6. First and second round play begins at 7 a.m. while the third round and the championship round May 6 tee off at 8 a.m.
Woods, who was 79 PGA victories, returns to Quail Hollow Club for the first time since 2012. In his six previous starts, he has finished tied for third (2004), tied for 11th (2005), champion (2007) and alone in fourth place (2009). Woods also missed the cut in both 2010 and 2012.
Woods’ victory at the Wells Fargo Championship in 2007 is his only win in the North Carolina.
“Obviously we are excited to have Tiger coming back to compete in our tournament but to also have him healthy and competing on the PGA Tour this year,” Wells Fargo Tournament Director Gary Sobba said. “His win here in 2007 was one of the memorable moments in our tournament history.”
Woods, who has won 14 major championship titles, is one of six past champions who have won major championships during their career. That group also includes David Toms, Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk, Rory McIlroy and Lucas Glover.
The Wells Fargo Championship is one of the largest sporting events in the Carolinas. Its charitable arm — Champions for Education — has donated over $20 million to local and regional charities since 2003.
Past Wells Fargo champions include Toms, Joey Sindelar, Singh, Furyk, Anthony Kim, Sean O’Hair, McIlroy, Glover, Rickie Fowler, Derek Ernst, J.B. Holmes, James Hahn and Brian Harman.