By the Numbers: 2021 Wells Fargo Championship Field

Max Homa Wins 2019 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club
Max Homa celebrates as he sinks the winning putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 5, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

A field of 152 players will tee it up this week in Charlotte, North Carolina at Quail Hollow Club for the 2021 edition of the Wells Fargo Championship.

The Wells Fargo is the first of two Tar Heel State stops in 2021 for the PGA Tour with the season-ending Wyndham Championship acting as the bookend.

The field features six of the top-10 ranked players in the world, headlined by four of the top-5 in Justin Thomas (2), Jon Rahm (3), Xander Schauffele (4), and Bryson DeChambeau (5).

Max Homa will also tee it up this week, in a title defense, and the 30-year old is in good form, entering off a T6 last week, and a win earlier in the season at Riviera.

As we do each week, here’s a look at the field in Charlotte, by the numbers.


Former Wells Fargo Winners

Nine past winners of the Wells Fargo are in the field this week:

  • Max Homa (2019)
  • Jason Day (2018)
  • Brian Harman (2017)
  • James Hahn (2016)
  • Rory McIlroy (2015, 2010)
  • J. B. Holmes (2014)
  • Rickie Fowler (2012)
  • Lucas Glover (2011)
  • Sean O’Hair (2009)

World Top 20

Eleven (11) of the top 20 in the world rankings will be teeing it up this week:

  • Justin Thomas (2)
  • Jon Rahm (3)
  • Xander Schauffele (4)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (5)
  • Patrick Reed (7)
  • Webb Simpson (9)
  • Viktor Hovland (11)
  • Patrick Cantlay (12)
  • Tony Finau (13)
  • Rory McIlroy (15)
  • Sungjae Im (19)

2018 Ryder Cuppers

Thirteen (of 24) players who competed in the last Ryder Cup (2018) will be teeing it up this week, including eight (8) from the U.S. and five (5) from the winning European team:

  • Justin Thomas (USA)
  • Phil Mickelson (USA)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (USA)
  • Bubba Watson (USA)
  • Webb Simpson (USA)
  • Patrick Reed (USA)
  • Rickie Fowler (USA)
  • Tony Finau (USA)
  • Rory McIlroy (EUR)
  • Ian Poulter (EUR)
  • Francesco Molinari (EUR)
  • Tommy Fleetwood (EUR)
  • Jon Rahm (EUR)

Major Winners

There are 18 major champions in the field this week:

  • Bryson DeChambeau (2020 U.S. Open)
  • Shane Lowry (2019 Open)
  • Gary Woodland (2019 U.S. Open)
  • Francesco Molinari (2018 Open)
  • Patrick Reed (2018 Masters)
  • Justin Thomas (2017 PGA)
  • Jimmy Walker (2016 PGA)
  • Jason Day (2015 PGA)
  • Zach Johnson (2015 Open)
  • Rory McIlroy (2014/2012 PGA, 2014 Open, 2011 U.S. Open)
  • Bubba Watson (2014/2012 Masters)
  • Phil Mickelson (2013 Open, 2005 PGA, 2004/2006/2010 Masters)
  • Jason Dufner (2013 PGA)
  • Webb Simpson (2012 U.S. Open)
  • Charl Schwartzel (2011 Masters)
  • Keegan Bradley (2011 PGA)
  • Lucas Glover (2009 U.S. Open)
  • Davis Love III (1997 PGA)

Odds & Ends

  • Youngest: Akshay Bhatia (19)
  • Oldest: Davis Love III (57)
  • Highest Rank: Justin Thomas (2)
  • Lowest Rank: Michael Kim (1406)
  • Tallest: Patton Kizzire (6’5″)
  • Shortest: Brian Harman (5’6″)

  • 2021 Wells Fargo Field

    Quail Hollow Club | Charlotte, NC | May 6-9, 2021

    How The Field Qualified for the 2021 Wells Fargo Championship

    Winner: U.S. Open
    Bryson DeChambeau (2020)
    Gary Woodland (2019)

    Winner: PGA Championship
    Justin Thomas (2017)
    Jimmy Walker (2016)
    Jason Day (2015)

    Winner: Masters Tournament
    Patrick Reed (2018)

    Winner: The Open Championship
    Shane Lowry (2019)
    Francesco Molinari (2018)
    Zach Johnson (2015)

    Winner: THE PLAYERS Championship
    Rory McIlroy (2019)
    Webb Simpson (2018)
    Rickie Fowler (2015)

    Winner: TOUR Championship
    Xander Schauffele (2017)

    Winner: WGC Event
    Bubba Watson (2018 Match Play)
    Phil Mickelson (2018 Mexico)

    Winner: Invitational Event
    Max Homa (2021 Genesis)
    Jon Rahm (2020 Memorial)
    Patrick Cantlay (2018 Memorial)
    Jason Dufner (2017 Memorial)
    Invitationals: Genesis Arnold Palmer, Memorial

    Tournament Winners Exempted
    Ryan Armour (2017 Sanderson)
    Keegan Bradley (2018 BMW)
    Stewart Cink (2020 Safeway)
    Corey Conners (2019 Valero)
    Austin Cook (2017 RSM)
    Joel Dahmen (2021 Corales)
    Tyler Duncan (2019 RSM)
    Harris English (2021 Sentry)
    Brice Garnett (2018 Corales)
    Lanto Griffin (2019 Houston)
    Jim Herman (2019 Wyndham)
    J.B. Holmes (2019 Genesis)
    Viktor Hovland (2020 Puerto Rico)
    Charles Howell III (2018 RSM)
    Sungjae Im (2020 Honda)
    Matt Jones (2021 Honda)
    Sung Kang (2019 Byron Nelson)
    Michael Kim (2018 John Deere)
    Patton Kizzire (2018 Sony)
    Russell Knox (2017 HSBC)
    Satoshi Kodaira (2018 RBC)
    Nate Lashley (2019 Rocket)
    Adam Long (2019 Desert)
    Troy Merritt (2018 Barbasol)
    Keith Mitchell (2019 Honda)
    Sebastián Muñoz
    Joaquin Niemann (2019 Greenbrier)
    Carlos Ortiz (2020 Houston)
    Cheng Tsung Pan (2018 RBC Heritage)
    Pat Perez (2019 CIMB)
    Scott Piercy (2018 Zurich)
    J.T. Poston (2019 Wyndham)
    Ted Potter, Jr. (2018 Pebble)
    Ian Poulter (2018 Houston)
    Andrew Putnam (2018 Barracuda)
    Chez Reavie (2019 Travelers)
    Brendan Steele (2017 Safeway)
    Robert Streb (2020 RSM)
    Nick Taylor (2020 Pebble)
    Michael Thompson (2020 3M Open)
    Brendon Todd (2019 Bermuda)
    Martin Trainer (2019 Puerto Rico)
    Kevin Tway (2018 Safeway)
    Richy Werenski (2020 Barracuda)
    Aaron Wise (2018 Byron Nelson)

    Career Money Exemption
    K.J. Choi
    Luke Donald
    Hunter Mahan
    Bo Van Pelt

    Sponsors Exemptions
    Rafa Cabrera Bello (1)
    Johnson Wagner (2)
    Will Zalatoris (2)
    Akshay Bhatia (3)
    Bill Haas (3)
    Ben Martin (3)
    Camilo Villegas (3)

    PGA Section Champion
    Cory Schneider

    Past Wells Fargo Champions
    James Hahn (2016)
    Brian Harman (2017)
    Who are otherwise not exempt.

    Life Member Exemption
    Davis Love III

    Top 125 Prior Season FEC
    Mackenzie Hughes
    Tony Finau
    Abraham Ancer
    Kevin Streelman
    Byeong Hun An
    Mark Hubbard
    Danny Lee
    Tom Hoge
    Adam Hadwin
    Harry Higgs
    Russell Henley
    Talor Gooch
    Robby Shelton
    Maverick McNealy
    Doc Redman
    Denny McCarthy
    Henrik Norlander
    Xinjun Zhang
    Sepp Straka
    Harold Varner III
    Cameron Tringale
    Cameron Davis
    Vaughn Taylor
    Patrick Rodgers
    Brian Stuard
    Tommy Fleetwood
    Emiliano Grillo
    Kyoung-Hoon Lee
    Scott Harrington
    Matthew NeSmith
    Ryan Moore
    Sam Ryder
    Adam Schenk
    Wyndham Clark
    Scott Brown
    Beau Hossler
    Lucas Glover
    Luke List
    Scott Stallings
    Rory Sabbatini
    Tom Lewis
    Bo Hoag
    William Gordon*
    Erik van Rooyen*
    * Top 125 (Nonmember)

    Major Medical Extension
    Charl Schwartzel
    Sean O’Hair
    Jamie Lovemark
    John Huh
    Seung-Yul Noh
    Kelly Kraft
    Jonas Blixt
    D.A. Points

    Top 125 FEC (2018-19)/Top Korn Ferry Tour
    Peter Malnati
    Tyler McCumber
    Brandon Hagy
    Chase Seiffert
    Kyle Stanley
    Matt Wallace
    Jhonattan Vegas
    Cameron Percy
    Rafael Campos
    Michael Gligic
    Kristoffer Ventura
    Chesson Hadley
    Kramer Hickok
    Roger Sloan
    Vincent Whaley
    David Hearn
    Joseph Bramlett
    Rob Oppenheim
    Hank Lebioda
    Bronson Burgoon


    Credit: PGA Tour Media, Getty Images


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