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Two back may be the sweet spot for Schauffele

Xander Schauffele exits the 15th green on Saturday en route to shooting a 64. Photos by Chasing Fowl Photography

CHARLOTTE — After three rounds and a blistering round of 64 on Saturday afternoon, Xander Schauffele sits two behind the leader Wyndam Clark in the Wells Fargo Championship.

A look back at the last two Wells Fargo Championships at Quail Hollow Club reveals that even though Schauffele enters the final round two back, it may the best position going into Sunday

Max Homa, last year’s winner, entered his Sunday final pairing round with Saturday’s 2-up leader Keegan Bradley.

Homa would go on to shoot a -2 68 to overtake Bradley whose final round 72 would move him back into a tie for second.


2021’s final round was a similar story with champion Rory McIlroy in the final pairing with a two-shot deficit behind leader Keith Mitchell.

2021 Champion Rory Mcllory walks the 7th fairway Friday at the Wells Fargo Championship.

McIlroy would go on to shoot a final round 3-under while Mitchell — like Bradley — would struggle Sunday and shoot a 1-over 72.

Though Clark and Schauffele have some separation from the rest of the field, respectively five and three shots ahead of the third-place competitors, Schauffele finds himself in a great position to start the day based on recent history.

Schauffele is seeking his eighth career PGA Tour victory and the first victory of the season.

2022 Champion Max Homa tees off on the first tee Saturday.

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