The PGA Tour is coming back to Montgomery County. At least for a year. The Wells Fargo Championship will be played at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm May 5-8.
Nine days ago, the Potomac course was blanketed with snow and ice but several days of temperatures in the 50s, 60’s and 70s have the course looking very green.
What a difference 9 days make. The 18th hole at @TPCPotomac at Avenel Farm looking a little greener than it did on March 12. The @PGATOUR will be back in Montgomery County after a 4 year hiatus. @WellsFargoGolf will be played May 5-8. @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/aF8igeVUYn
— Joe Yasharoff (@JYash) March 21, 2022
Rory McElroy won the tournament last year when it was played at its normal venue, Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC. This year, Quail Hollow is hosting the Presidents Cup which necessitated a change of venue. TPC Potomac was happy to step in.
Tournament director Gary Sobba told MyMCM, “the DC area warrants a regular Tour event.” He said that if things go well, he could see the tournament coming back to TPC Potomac in 2025 when there is another scheduling conflict at Quail Hollow.
Two changes have taken place at TPC Potomac – formerly called TPC Avenel – since the last time a tournament was held there. The par-5 2nd hole has been lengthened by 50 yards making it about 640 yards and a fairway bunker was placed on the right side of the 18th fairway.
Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Marc Leishman, Max Homa, Lucas Glover, Sean O’Hair have committed to play so far.
Tickets can be purchased at wellsfargochampionship.com. Children 15 and under are free as well as active military members. Military veterans get 50% off.