Quicken Loans National (TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm) – Fantasy Golfanac

Course Details

TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm in Potomac, Maryland
7,107 yards – Par 70 – Bentgrass Greens
Course Architects: Edmund Ault/Thomas Clark and Associates (1986); Redesign in 2009 with input from Davis Love III, Gil Hanse, Pete Dye, Fred Funk, and Tom Fazio

Tournament Angles

#1 Bentgrass Greens
#2 Par 70 Courses
#3 TPC Courses
#4 Performance in the Heat

Course Rotation

2017: TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm
2016: Congressional Country Club
2015: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club
2014: Congressional Country Club
2013: Congressional Country Club
2012: Congressional Country Club
2011: Aronimink Golf Club
2010: Aronimink Golf Club

Previous Winners

2016: Billy Hurley III -17 over Vijay Singh -14
2015: Troy Merritt -18 over Rickie Fowler -15
2014: Justin Rose -4 over Shawn Stefani in a playoff
2013: Bill Haas -12 over Roberto Castro -9
2012: Tiger Woods -8 over Bo Van Pelt -6
2011: Nick Watney -13 over K.J. Choi -11
2010: Justin Rose -10 over Ryan Moore -9

54-Hole Leaders

2016: Billy Hurley III -15
2015: Kevin Chappell, Troy Merritt -14
2014: Patrick Reed -6
2013: Bill Haas, Roberto Castro, James Driscoll, Andres Romero -7
2012: Brendon de Jonge -7
2011: Nick Watney, Rickie Fowler -9
2010: Justin Rose -10

36-Hole Leaders

2016: Billy Hurley III, Jon Rahm -11
2015: Ryo Ishikawa -11
2014: Marc Leishman, Patrick Reed, Ricky Barnes, Oliver Goss -6
2013: Roberto Castro, Jordan Spieth -7
2012: Hunter Mahan -7
2011: K.J. Choi -7
2010: Justin Rose -7

Important Interview Quotes

Quotes found at ASAPsports.com unless otherwise noted.

Tournament Notes

The TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm was the fifth Club designed in the TPC Network of golf courses around the country. Opened in May, 1986, the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm is one of 19 private TPC venues in the United States and was the third stadium course to be constructed and the first to plant fairways in zoysia grass.

Every hole underwent a metamorphosis. From as little as moving tees forward on the third, to creating beautiful new par-threes at nine and 12, or eliminating the 10th and 11th holes and making a rugged par five in its place, it’s memorable.

Each hole and bunker were re-graded and re-positioned. Every tee box was changed to a square presentation, harking back to the old designs of the past.

The re-shaping of the bunkers, adding a Scottish feel, complete with fescue grasses, gave the course a look that’s wonderfully appealing.

Golf with Phil Sokol

2009: Course was redesigned in 2009 by Steve Wenzloff and Jim Hardy with consultation from Pete Dye, Gil Hanse, Tom Fazio, Davis Love III, and Fred Funk. Greens were relaid with bentgrass and zoysia was added to the fairways.