McIlroy commits to Wells Fargo Championship


Rory McIlroy's schedule after the Masters will begin with a trip to Charlotte.

The Wells Fargo Championship announced via Twitter Wednesday that the Ulsterman will tee it up this year at Quail Hollow, his fifth consecutive appearance in the event. The tournament will take place May 1-4.

The addition of McIlroy to the field should come as no surprise, as he recorded his first PGA Tour victory there in 2010 thanks to a final-round 62. He nearly repeated the feat two years later, losing to Rickie Fowler in a playoff in 2012, and tied for 10th amid rainy conditions last year.

After squandering a final-round lead at PGA National earlier this month, McIlroy tied for 25th in his most recent start at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He is scheduled to play next week at the Shell Houston Open before heading to Augusta National.

Derek Ernst won at Quail Hollow a year ago, defeating David Lynn on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.