This week, one of the biggest non-Major events on the PGA Tour takes place at Quail Hollow Golf Course. The Wells Fargo Championship is back this year after being postponed last year and that means Max Homa will be defending the title he won back in 2019.
To celebrate the start of the tournament on May 6 in Charlotte, North Carolina, BetMGM Sportsbook have a special insurance offer for customers to avail themselves of if they would like a bet on who will win the event.
It is the Wells Fargo Championship Top 5 Insurance Offer and it is available until 5pm on the 6th May, so get your qualifying bets in quickly this week!
How Does This BetMGM Sportsbook Golf Offer Work?
To qualify for this bonus, you of course need to be a BetMGM customer (don’t forget you can sign up today on the site to get a special New Customer Offer). You also need to have some cash in your account in order to make the qualifying bet.
All you need to do is head over to the Golf section of the BetMGM Sportsbook site and click on the Wells Fargo Championship and the tournament winner market.
Have a look through the golfers that are set to compete in the event and make your selection on who to back to win the tournament. Place your bet up to a maximum of $25 on your choice of player winning the event and then sit back and watch the action unfold from Thursday through to Sunday.
If your player doesn’t win the tournament, but finishes in the top five of the event, then BetMGM will refund your losing bet stake as a free bet to the same value (up to a maximum of $25).
This deal offers you a little extra insurance on the tournament should your selection not quite do enough to claim the win, but pushes the eventual winner hard.
Wells Fargo Championship – Event News & Entrants
Ten of the top 15 players in the world are expected to be part of the field of this years Wells Fargo Championship, the strongest field since April’s The Masters.
The tournament has gone by two other names previously, the Wachovia Championship from 2003-2008, the Quali Hollow Championship in 2009 and 2010 before becoming the Wells Fargo Championship in 2011.
American players have enjoyed great success in the event over the years and only four winners out of the 17 tournaments played thus far have come from outside the U.S.
This includes the only multiple winner of his event, Rory McIlroy, who won the Quail Hollow Championship in 2010 and then the Wells Fargo Championship in 2015, with a record tournament score of -21 and a record margin of victory (7 shots). The Irishman also finished second in 2012.
The other non-US winners were Vijay Singh (2005), and Jason Day (2018).
American victors in the event include Tiger Woods (2007), Rickie Fowler (2012), J.B.Holmers (2014), Brian Harman (2017) and Max Homa (2019).
Jim Furyk, a winner in 2006, is the most successful US-based player in the event’s history teaming his win with two second place finishes in 2005 and 2014.
The tournament is played at the Quail Hollow Club, a 7600, par 71 course which has an opening hole of a huge 524-yard par 4.
A look at the betting odds provided by BetMGM reveal that Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas are the t1o 10/1 favorites in the tournament, with Bryson DeChambeau currently a 14/1 shot. Xander Schauffele, who went so close at The Masters in April, is an 18/1 sjot, with Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland both 20/1 bets.
Given the length of the course at Quail Hollow, I think Bryson DeChambeau is a solid bet here. I would have liked it if he had played once more since The Masters in April, but I think he is good enough to compete in his first event back.