Wells Fargo Championship Weather History

The Wells Fargo Championship celebrates its 12th  year in Charlotte this week. With round one starting Thursday. It has gone by a few other names in the past but here’s a look at the weather for every single year dating back to 2003 and some other weather facts:

This tournament has had a history of some crazy weather mainly in the 1795726_441526965994124_1883916183_nform of rain. The temperatures have truly been all over the place which is typically for this time of the year in the Charlotte region. The earliest date that a 1st round has been played was April 29th 2010. This year the tournament was moved back and this will be the latest the tournament has ever been played May 14th-17th. Which should be interesting to see how much warmer it could be, though the forecast is looking cooler and wetter.

The tournament has gone by these names:

Wachovia Championship from 2003-2009

The Quail Hollow Championship from 2009-2010

Now the Wells Fargo Championship from 2011-Present

ALL-Time Weather Records: 2003-2014

Temperatures Rounds 1-4 Thursday-Sunday:

  • Warmest Round:  89° 4th Round Sunday May 2nd, 2010, & 3rd round 2003
  • Coldest Round:    58°  2nd Round Friday May 4th, 2007
  • Coldest Morning Low: 36° 1st Round Thursday May 5th, 2011
  • Warmest Championship:  86° 2004 (Avg of all 4 rounds)
  • Coldest Championship:     62.6° 2014 (Avg of all 4 rounds)

Quail Data Temperatures-Panovich-PC

Rainfall Records:

  • Wettest Round: 0.53” 3rd Round Saturday May 2nd, 2009 and 4th round May 5th, 2013
  • Driest Round:   0.00” Many times
  • Wettest Tournament: 0.62” 2013
  • Driest Tournament:  0.00” 2008 & 2014 (Only years with zero rain all 4 rds)

Quail Data Rainfall-Panovich-PC

Wind Records:

  • Highest Sustained Winds:  Southwest 32 mph Round 2 May 9th 2003
  • Calmest Sustained Winds: Northeast 9 mph  3rd round May 5th 2007
  • Windiest Championship: 25.3 mph 4 round average 2003

Prevailing Wind Direction:



Complete Round by Round Weather Data:


Winner J.B. Holmes at -14.



Winner Derek Ernst at –8 in a playoff. This was the coldest & wettest Championship on record.




Winner Ricky Fowler –14 in a playoff.2014-04-16_12-47-30


Winner Lucas Glover at –15 in a playoff. Coldest morning low on record in the 1st round.2014-04-16_12-47-04


Winner Rory Mcllroy at –15.  The 89° on Sunday tied for warmest temp on record.2014-04-16_12-51-42


Winner Sean O’Hair at –1. Wettest tournament at 0.53” of rain2014-04-16_12-46-20


Winner Anthony Kim at –16 . Only year with no rain all 4 rounds.2014-04-16_12-45-00


Winner Tiger Woods at –13



Winner Jim Furyk –12 in a Playoff



Winner Vijay Singh at –12 in a playoff2014-04-16_12-43-32


Winner Joey Sindelar –11 in a playoff. Warmest 4 rounds on record.2014-04-16_12-41-46


Winner David Toms at –10. Windiest tournament on record.


All Data from the official reporting station at Charlotte-Douglas International airport.  More tournament information can be found at http://www.wellsfargochampionship.com/Home.aspx