Saturday, April 30, 2011

Seven Of Top 14 In Wells Fargo Championship Field

   With the exception of four berths open through Monday qualifying, the final field for the Wells Fargo Championship next week is set.

    Four of the top 10 players in the world rankings -- No. 2 Martin Kaymer, No. 4 Phil Mickelson, No.7 Rory McIlroy and No. 8 Paul Casey -- are in the field along with No. 12 Dustin Johnson, No. 13 Jim Furyk and No. 14 Nick Watney.

   Tiger Woods isn't playing due to a knee injury.

   It's a strong field that includes 12 of the top 25 in the world rankings. World No. 1 Lee Westwood isn't playing because he can't fit it into the 10 PGA Tour events he's allowed to play this year. Masters champion Charl Schwartzel, a member of the European Tour, is not playing here either.

   The field includes 19 players with Carolinas ties and could include more depending on who advances from the Monday qualifying event at Carolina Golf Club.