Wells Fargo Championship organizers look to future after lost event

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Had 2020 not gone so spectacularly wrong a couple of months ago, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy would have been making their way around the course this week at Quail Hollow Club as part of the opening round at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Instead, there is no Wells Fargo Championship.

Instead of checking leaderboards, all of us are left following the daily updates of COVID-19 cases. And then, too, there is the ruptured economy — over the past six weeks, nearly 750,000 people in North Carolina filed unemployment claims.

In that context, what does a golf tournament matter? It matters in this way: Count the Wells Fargo Championship as one more example of something we used to do that — at least for now — we can’t.

CBJ talked with organizers of the event about what losing the event has meant and what the future holds. Read that story here.