Your Introduction to Charlotte - the Heart of the New South©

Wells Fargo Golf Tournament

May 6th, 2013 Listed Under: Living Here, Things To Do Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Derek Ernst Delivers!

Despite the rain, cold and poor condition of the greens, the Wells Fargo PGA Golf tournament, like Derek Ernst delivered. Approaching the 18th hole Friday

Wells fargo pga friday 18th hole


This area (the 18th) is a great  place to park your chair early, and wait for the players to arrive.

Derek Ernst is a household name now, but no one, except possibly his Mom and girlfriend, knew much about him on Wednesday, the day before the tournament began. The 4th alternate had just heard the good news 6 days earlier that he was invited to play at Quail Hollow. On Thursday and Friday, he was the precocious young player, playing over his head, and the one sure to fall in the high pressure sweepstakes of weekend play in the PGA. Or so we were told.  His rental car story was the big story.

But he didn’t fall, he didn’t waiver. He stayed in control of his emotions, and with that his game. Sunday, the most magical of days in the PGA, in a full day of cold and often drenching rain, Derek Ernst shot a 70- his 2nd best round of tournament play on Sunday, and capped it with a magnificent Birdie on 18 to send it to a sudden death playoff.

Asked afterwards, he seemed more excited about being able to play in every PGA Tournament for the next two years… but his $1.2M in winnings, even $600,000 after taxes, won’t be overlooked.

I love this most democratic and meritocratic sport.

Way to go Derek!


Related Posts

Terry’s Top Ten Things to Do In Charlotte

Terry’s Top Ten Reasons for Moving to Charlotte




Terry McDonald
I'm the owner/team leader of The McDonald Group at Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered real estate brokers here in Charlotte NC. A transplanted Washinghtonian, my family and I came from the NYC area in 1993.
Terry McDonald
Terry McDonald

Written By

  1. Mayors Night in Charlotte

    […] Wells Fargo Golf Tournament Delivers […]

  2. Charlotte Things to Do June 7

    […] Wells Fargo Open […]

  3. Anne Springs Close Greenway EXCITES Fort Mill

    […] Wells Fargo Open […]

Leave a Reply

Moving to Charlotte?

Let us be your introduction to the Queen City.

Our free online guide is full of relocation information including schools, taxes, employment, neighborhood & things to do in Charlotte.

Learn More

The McDonald Group
Wilkinson and Associates ERA Powered
8604 Cliff Cameron Dr ST 110
Charlotte NC 28269
704-390-6221 Cell
704-393-0048 Office
Licensed in NC & SC
USAA Certified
ERA Luxury Home Certified

Charlotte Communities Online

Terry McDonald [email protected]   704-351-1519

Bobby McDonald [email protected] 704-351-1519