Report: Quail Hollow on track to remain Wells Fargo host course
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Report: Quail Hollow on track to remain Wells Fargo host course


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When Quail Hollow and the PGA of America announced the Charlotte, N.C., club would host the 2017 PGA Championship, it seemed to spell doom for the club as site to the Wells Fargo Championship.

Now, it appears the club will continue hosting the decade-old tournament well into the future.

The Charlotte Business Journal reports positive progress in early discussions between title sponsor Wells Fargo and the PGA Tour. Additionally, Quail Hollow's president Johnny Harris said the club will be able to host the tournament after 2014, when the current contract for the tournament ends.



The coming PGA Championship was originally going to be a stumbling block for Quail Hollow because the agreement with the PGA of America required the club to not host another PGA Tour event in 2016 or '17. They've since backed off on '16, opening the door for a mere one-year detour to another club for the Wells Fargo. Reports have suggested Wilmington and its Eagle Point G.C. are frontrunners for the '17 hosting duties.

 

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