May 3rd, 2011 by Kristofer Anderson
Nearly all of the top golfers in the world, minus Tiger Woods, will return to action at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina. Bubba Watson claimed his second win of the season last week in New Orleans, joining Mark Wilson as the only other golfer to accomplish that so far this year. Rory McIlroy will defend his title this week after what has become a season of close calls. It is hard to judge Rory to hard simply because he is so young. Tiger Woods became a bench mark, and perhaps that is asking too much of young McIlroy. Given what he did at Quail Hollow last year, shooting a Sunday 62 to win, there is no doubt that he has some immense talent and resolve. Phil Mickelson will return to tour after a disappointing showing at the Master’s in April. Given the field strength this week we could easily see some movement in the World Golf Rankings. It is the time of year when golfers will start to settle in for the season. The Players is coming up soon, and the U.S. Open is a little more than a month away. If there was ever a year when we could see four or five golfers ranked number one, this is it. The fields are incredibly deep, and each week someone is coming on strong. It should be a great summer of golf on the PGA Tour.