Starts: 5th May 2022
Course: TPC Potomac
Length: 7,160 yards
2020 Champion: N/A
Designer: Ed Ault, Ed Sneed, Tom Clark
Last Used: 2018
Par 5's: 2nd and 10th
Premium on: Accuracy
Continue to exercise caution in relation to Covid-19 related withdrawals.
This event is normally played at Quail Hollow but will be played at TPC Potomac this year as Quail Hollow is being used for the Presidents Cup later in the year.
TPC Potomac hosted the Quicken Loans National in 2017 & 2018. It also hosted web.com events in 2012 and 2013.
Sunny intervals with a max wind speed of 8mph.
Potential thunderstorm with a max wind speed of 13mph.
Potential thunderstorm with a max wind speed of 12mph.
Sunny intervals with a max wind speed of 11mph.
The winning scores in 2017 and 2018 were quite contrasting. Stanley won in 2017 with -7, Maolinari won in 2018 with a score of -21.
Molinari didn't play the 2017 event prior to his win in 2018 and Stanley was playing an event there for the first time.
Molinari came into the event in 2018 in excellent form (25th, 2nd and 1st in his three previous starts). Stanley was a little less impressive but also reasonably strong (57-27-6).
The world ranking of the past two course champions has been 15-94.
The PGA Tour events at TPC Potomac have yielded a European and an American winner.
Francesco Molinari and Kyle Stanley both have top 3 finishes at The Memorial. Stanley actually has three top 6 finishes there.
We have two years of Strokes Gained data to assess from the 2017 & 2018 Quicken Loans National.
SG: Off The Tee
The last two course winners have ranked 10-2.
The last two course winners have ranked 5-3. Accuracy off the tee is very important.
The last five winners have ranked 39-51. Distance is not essential.
The last two winners have ranked 1-4.
Greens in Regulation
The last two winners have ranked 1-1! Accuracy tee to green is essential this week.
SG: Around The Green
The last two winners have ranked 13-39.
The last two winners have ranked 23-66.
The 11th played as the hardest hole on the PGA Tour in 2017! Holes 6-12 play tough so be wary of backing players around the middle of their round.
The two par 5s offer obvious birdie opportunities, as do the 13th and 14th.
The last couple of holes offer up few birdie opportunities. Kyle Stanley made eight pars on holes 17 and 18 in 2017. Francesco Molinari made six pars and two birdies in 2018.
Fast or Slow Start
Molinari was 10th after round 1 in 2018. Stanley was 32nd in 2017.
Stanley found himself ten shots back at the halfway stage in 2017. Molinari trailed by a shot in 2018.