Wells Fargo Championship, Formerly, Quail Hollow Championship and Wachovia Championship
2013 become the coldest tournament on record with an average high temperatures of 63°. The final round here in 2013 becomes the coldest round on record with high temperatures of only 57°.
The PGA event in Charlotte celebrates it’s 10th year at Quail Hollow next week. It has gone through 3 name changes thanks to the acquisition of Wachovia by Wells Fargo. For the 1st 7 years of the tournament it was the Wachovia Championship. Then for one year it was just called the Quail Hollow championship then renamed to the Wells Fargo Championship the past 2 years.
The weather this time of year can be all over the place. In 2012 we almost had the warmest tournament on record as all 4 rounds where in the 80s last year. The high last year for rounds 1-4 were, 88°,86°,87° and 80°. That Sunday cool down kept it below the hot tournament of 2004 but only barely, last years average high was 85° compared to the 86° in 2004.
Another calling card of this tournament is rain. We seem to always have at least some rain at some point over the 4 days. Last year was dry with only a trace on May 5th but the only year with 0.00” remains as 2008 over the 4 rounds of the tournament.
Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, NC
All-Time Warmest Round: 89° 4th round Sunday May 2nd, 2010
All-Time Coldest Round: 57° 2nd round Friday May 5th, 2013
Coldest Overnight Low: 36° 1st round Thursday May 5th, 2011
Warmest Championship: 86° average high temperature 2004
Coolest Championship: 63.3° average high temperature 2013
Wettest All-Time Round: 0.53” 3rd round Saturday May 2nd, 2009
Driest All-Time Round: 0.00” Several times
Wettest Championship: 0.53” 2009
Driest Championship: 0.00” 2008 Only year with no rain
Highest Wind Round: Southwest 32mph 2nd Round 2003
Calmest Round: Northeast Wind 9 mph, 3rd Round May 5th, 2007
Windiest Championship: Avg. 4 day max wind 25.25mph 2003
Location in comparison to the official reporting station at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.