Who to watch at the Wells Fargo Championship

The PGA Tour heads from the 'Big Easy' to Charlotte, North Carolina for the 2012, Wells Fargo Championship. Hosted by Quail Hollow.

Last season saw the 7,469 yard Quail Hollow Club score, average under par for the first time in nine years.

The signature stretch of holes covering No. 16, 17 and 18, known as 'The Green Mile', played just 0.777 strokes over par.

Fairways are at a premium at this event. In 2011, the field averaged just 47.64 percent. Ranking it third lowest of any event, last season on the PGA Tour.

The green complexes at Quail Hollow are also very difficult to hit. The club has ranked the most difficult in proximity to the hole, four out of the last five seasons.

Avoiding three putts here is a very difficult challenge. The player that can find fairways and greens consistently this week, will stand the best shot of winning in Charlotte.

Here are three players to watch this week, at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Phil Mickelson

This will mark Mickelson's first start since his tie for third at the Masters in April. Marking his fourth top-five finish of 2012.

In eight appearances at the Wells Fargo Championship. Mickelson has yet to miss a cut. In which six of his eight starts resulting in top-10 finishes.

Lefty is having a great season so far with the flat stick. He is currently ranked third in strokes gained putting. As well as second in avoiding bogeys.

Rory McIlroy

The 2010 Wells Fargo Champion comes into the event this year, off a disappointing tie for 40th at Augusta.

That finish marked just his second time, he had finished outside of the top-five in any event, in his last 13 tournaments.

His win in 2010, was his first on the PGA Tour. And there's always the course record of 62, that McIlory owns at Quail Hollow as well.

Ken Duke

Probably not a name many thought to see on a list of players to watch. However, he has been playing solidly all season long.

Coming off of a tie for seventh in New Orleans, in which he led the field in strokes gained putting. Marked Duke's third top-10 in his last eight events on Tour.

In five appearances at Quail Hollow, he has two top-15's. His last start here was in 2009.

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