Why this week at Quail Hollow matters for Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods back to work at Quail Hollow as golf calendar goes into overdrive

But first it's the Wells Fargo Championship, which will be Woods' seventh event of 2018 and his eighth worldwide since returning from his spinal fusion surgery that was performed just over a year ago. He'll tee off at 5.40pm on Thursday.

Woods said on Wednesday the demanding 7 442-yard par-72 layout had grown more challenging in his absence. He also missed the cut in 2010, shooting a second-round 79. Featuring one of the strongest non-major fields of the year, this week's fantasy play could present a unique set of challenges. Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Rickie Fowler, Phil Mickelson, Hideki Matsuyama, McIlroy and Koepka are among those in a stacked field. He has gotten back to making cuts regularly (four straight) and being near the top of the leaderboard. It's safe to say that he has regained that focus this season, especially when it comes to his putting.

He posted a runner-up finish at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla., in early March and followed that up the following week with a fifth-place showing at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando. 'What happened at the Masters on the final day didn't sit well with me for about a week but it's in the past. Talk about the rub of the green going someone's way. Luke List will be popular at this price despite his putting woes.

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Lee has been at less than his best most of this season though prior to missing last week's cut alongside his teammate at the Zurich Classic David Lingmerth, he had been trending in a more positive direction. I'm not a McIlroy guy - in fact, I usually hate playing him because of frequent high ownership and a less-than-average putter, but he arrives in-form and ready to attack a course which he has won on twice and has six top 10s in eight tries. He is a respectable 23rd in strokes gained: par 4's and 36th in strokes gained: putting on Bermuda.

Murray gave us a decent run when a fast-finishing 14th at the Houston Open - which Steve Rawlings notes a useful correlation with Quail Hollow in his tournament preview. At this price, Hadley is a ideal option to compliment your type priced studs, as I could easily see him sneaking into the top 10 this week since he's in form and comfortable on this track. For example, if Woods were to finish 10th this week, he is projected to barely crack the top 80.

Mike Rodden is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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