Monday, March 07, 2011

McIlroy Makes It Official; 8 Of Top 20 Already Set At Quail

   Defending champion Rory McIlroy has officially committed to play in the Wells Fargo Championship in May, giving the tournament eight of the top 20 players in the latest world rankings with the event still nearly two months away.

   McIlroy's announcement comes as no surprise having earlier said he will be in Charlotte May 2-8 to defend his first PGA Tour victory.

   Other top-ranked players committed to the Wells Fargo Championship include No. 1 Martin Kaymer; No. 11 Jim Furyk; No. 14 Dustin Johnson; No. 15 Bubba Watson; No. 16 Retief Goosen; No. 18 Robert Karlsson; and, No. 19 Hunter Mahan. McIlroy is currently ranked eighth in the world.

   Additionally, 2011 tour winners Rory Sabbatini, Mark Wilson, D.A. Points, Jhonattan Vegas, Jonathan Byrd and Charlotte resident Johnson Wagner have also committed.

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