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Adam Scott commits to play in Charlotte’s Wells Fargo Championship

Adam Scott, the world’s No.6-ranked golfer, has committed to play in the Wells Fargo Championship next month in Charlotte.
Adam Scott, the world’s No.6-ranked golfer, has committed to play in the Wells Fargo Championship next month in Charlotte. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Adam Scott, the world’s sixth-ranked player, will play in Charlotte’s Wells Fargo Championship for the first time since 2010.

Scott leads a list of several players who have committed to the Wells Fargo, which will be played May 14-17 at Quail Hollow Club.

Others include defending champion J.B. Holmes, 2006 champion Jim Furyk and two Charlotte natives, Bill Haas and Davis Love III.

The Wells Fargo was moved two weeks back from its usual spot during the first weekend of May to make room for the World Golf Championships Match Play in San Francisco.

Wells Fargo tournament executive director Kym Hougham obtained several commitments earlier this week at the Masters in Augusta, Ga.

“With 30 days to go before tournament week, this is an excellent group of early commitments for us,” Hougham said in a statement. “Typically, we start hearing more from players after Masters week and I am certain that pattern will continue. With our date being two weeks later this year, we are getting the feeling that we may have a nice mix of returning players and players who have not had us on their schedule in the past.”

Other top-50 commitments include: 17th-ranked Hideki Matsuyama, 21st-ranked Kevin Na and 29thth-ranked Ryan Moore. No. 36 Charl Schwartzel and 40th-ranked Matt Every will play in the Wells Fargo for the first time.

Other former champions who have committed are David Toms, Vijay Singh, Sean O’Hair, Lucas Glover and Derek Ernst.

Angel Cabrera, Mike Weir, Sangmoon Bae, Ben Martin, Robert Streb, Nick Taylor, Charley Hoffman, James Hahn, Padraig Harrington, and Alex Cejka have also committed.

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