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Who’s going to win at Quail Hollow?

Rory McIlroy blasts from a sand trap along the fifth green during Wednesday’s pro-am at Quail Hollow Club.
Rory McIlroy blasts from a sand trap along the fifth green during Wednesday’s pro-am at Quail Hollow Club. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

The Observer’s coverage team of Scott Fowler, Ron Green Jr., Jonathan Jones, Joseph Person and David Scott predict the winner of this week’s Wells Fargo Championship:

SCOTT FOWLER

Rory McIlroy: After that incredible 61 on Saturday last year that keyed a seven-shot win for the two-time Wells Fargo champ, picking anyone else for 2016 seems like wishful thinking.

RON GREEN JR.

Patrick Reed: He has four top-10s in his past five starts, including a second in his most recent start. He’s ready to win again, and he’s due.

JONATHAN JONES

J.B. Holmes: The 2014 champion hasn’t enjoyed a PGA Tour win in more than a year. But he has three top-10s this season, including a tie for fourth at the Masters. He should take full advantage of Quail Hollow’s four par-5s.

JOSEPH PERSON

Henrik Stenson: The Swede tied for 58th last year in Charlotte, his best finish in five Wells Fargo appearances. But Stenson has two top-3s in seven events this season and is due for a victory.

DAVID SCOTT

Adam Scott: I see Scott Fowler isn’t picking Rickie Fowler, which he usually does only because of the last name. I would never stoop to something as cheap as that.

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