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:
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.