Peterson's 2 eagles carries him to lead at Quail Hollow

Tiger Woods first win at Quail Hollow got started with Michael Jordan

Phil Mickelson and two-time champion Rory McIlroy have gotten off to fast starts in the first round at Quail Hollow Club, with birdies on three of his first six holes. "I didn't know if I would ever be able to play golf again, let alone get back out here on Tour", Woods said. Moore earned his first PGA Tour win in North Carolina back in 2009 and he has registered two top-six finishes at this tournament in the past.

Woods finished tied for 32nd in last tournament at Augusta National after a final-round 69. You'd expect for those types of numbers to bring about some great finishes, and that's exactly what's happened for this young Brit...

Two years later only an inspired Fowler denied him after a play-off, while in 2015 McIlroy destroyed the course and a quality field, a third round 61 paving the way for a seven-shot success that showcased just how good he can be when things are working as they should. This year's event, as opposed to last, is being played at Quail Hollow Club. Long off the tee with excellent Bermuda numbers, he ticks the right statistical boxes and won't need much improvement on recent efforts to contend. The course also underwent a series of renovations in anticipation of last year's PGA Championship and the 2021 Presidents Cup.

McIlroy said that his ideal golf course would be designed with trees to line out the fairways, and that's why Quail Hollow has fared him well in his career.

In 2006, he was longer (306 yard average) but hit fewer fairways (60.7 percent), greens (74 percent) and his scoring average climbed to 68.1; and that trend continued in '13 with a 293-yard driving average, just 62.5 percent of his fairways and a 68.9 stroke average. "When you get overconfident on those three holes, it can bite you". He was one shot out of the lead with three holes to play at Bay Hill until hitting his tee shot out-of-bounds.

He will play in a group alongside Ted Potter Jr and Martin Kaymer, and the trio will tee off at 12:40pm (Irish Time) on Thursday, May 3, for their first round.

"Not often do you go nearly 30 minutes without having to putt", Peterson said, per PGA Tour Media. Additionally, Quail Hollow is one of Tiger's favorite courses and he should be motivated to bounce back after his latest outing. Players have said the greens, which are over-seeded Bermuda in composition, are as firm but a bit slower than they were in the PGA. "You don't want to hit five-irons from the rough".

The course set-up this week will be more forgiving than it was when Thomas won last August, with more grass around the greens expected to offer better lies for chip shots.

Two-time Wells Fargo victor Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Woods are playing for the first time since the Masters. And Tiger, of course.

Another surprise: Brian Harman, the 2017 champion, doesn't sniff the top 20. McIlroy is the best bet on the board in terms of picking a victor for the Wells Fargo Championship. Oh yeah, and there's that Tiger Woods guy, who won here in 2007 and despite a so-so Masters performance has shown signs of nearing a win over the last couple of months.

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