Wells Fargo Championship 2023: When is it, how to watch, tee times

Wells Fargo Championship 2023: When is it, how to watch, tee times
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This weekend marks the 8th designated event on the PGA Tour meaning a stacked field is set to take part at Quail Hollow in North Carolina. It is also the last designated event before the PGA Championship, which is set to take place in just two weeks’ time.

Despite its elevated status and the $20m purse, the top two golfers in the world have decided not to take part. Jon Rahm and Scottie Scheffler are yet to miss a designated event this year, which means they will use their allowance of one skip at the Wells Fargo Championship. As per the rules, golfers part of the Players Impact Program (PIP) are only allowed to skip one designated event each year without punishment.

While their absence will be disappointing for tournament organisers and fans alike, they will be buoyed by the fact that Rory Mcilroy is taking part after skipping the last designated event. The Northern Irishman hasn’t competed since missing the cut at the Masters but is due to tee it up at Quail Hollow this week, a place where he has enjoyed success in the past.

When is the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship?

The 2023 Wells Fargo Championship is set to start on Thursday, May 4th, and will conclude on Sunday, May 7th. Play will begin at 11:50 am UK time on Thursday when the first group tees off on the par-four first hole.

How to watch the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship?

Golf fans in the United Kingdom will be able to watch all four days of action at the Wells Fargo Championship on Sky Sports Golf. Live coverage begins at 19:00 UK time on Thursday, May 4th.

For those who don’t have a subscription to SkySports, they will still be able to watch the event by buying a Now TV pass for the week for SkySports. This will allow you to watch all of the action without having to tie yourself into a long-term contract with Sky.

Who won the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship?

The 2022 Wells Fargo Championship was won by Max Homa. The event, which was held at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, went all the way down to the wire with Homa eventually winning the tournament by two shots with a score of -8.

There was a three-way tie for second last year, with Matt Fitzpatrick, Keegan Bradley and Cameron Young all falling just short of Homa. The 32-year-old is in the field once again this year and will fancy his chances of retaining his trophy after enjoying a successful 2023 to date.

What are the tee times and groupings?

As you would expect with such a stacked field, there are some blockbuster groupings over days one and two in North Carolina. Rory Mcilroy will play alongside fellow Brit, Matt Fitzpatrick, while the reigning champion, Max Homa, will play with two other big names. Notable groupings and their respective tee time are as follows:

12:23 UK

Max Homa, Patrick Cantlay, Sahith Theegala

12:34 UK

Matt Fitzpatrick, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day

17:43 UK

Tom Kim, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth

17:54 UK

Keegan Bradley, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler

18:05 UK

Viktor Hovland, Collin Morikawa, Cameron Young

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