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May
9
2013
By WUP Staff under By the Numbers
Young and Ernst

Young and Ernst

The Wells Fargo Championship edition of By the Numbers contains a tale of two superstars — and how Derek Ernst beat them both (and everyone else, of course). Rory Mcilroy and Phil Mickelson were a study of opposites from a stats perspective, while Ernst was impressive all around. And now without further ado: this week’s By the Numbers.

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May
5
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Oh! No!

Oh! No!

Phil Mickelson had command of the lead for most of the weekend, but he faltered when he reached “The Green Mile,” the last three holes at Quail Hollow Club.

All credit to rookie Derek Ernst for grabbing the victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, but he had some help from Mickelson, who let this one slip through his fingers. 

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May
5
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Derek Ernst

Ernst and young

Derek Ernst started the week as fourth alternate for the Wells Fargo Championship. After notching his best finish in his rookie year, T47 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, he rented a car to drive to Athens, Georgia, for the Web.Com Tour event.

On the way there, Ernst got a call that he would replace Freddie Jacobson, who had been the fourth player to withdraw.  To avoid a $1,000 drop fee, the 22-year-old UNLV grad had to drive back and return the car to Athens and rent another car to get to Charlotte.

In a strange week at Quail Hollow, where the greens weren’t exactly up to par and the weather felt more like Scotland than Charlotte, it was only fitting that Ernst, who had missed five of seven cuts this season, was crowned the champion.

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