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🏌️‍♂️ A tee-riffic party
Golfer Wyndham Clark is smiling while holding a trophy with people applauding in the background.
US golfer Wyndham Clark looks to defend his title as Wells Fargo Champion. | Photo via WCNC
A scenic vista in South Charlotte will soon become the stage for some of the biggest names in golf. This week, Quail Hollow Club is hosting the Wells Fargo Championship, a signature event on the PGA Tour schedule. The first round begins Thursday, May 9 + the championship round will conclude Sunday, May 12.

Tickets
  • $50 per day for practice rounds through today + tomorrow.
  • $89 for daily tickets Thursday through Sunday.
  • Kids 15 and younger get in for free with a paying adult.
  • Important note: Tickets are digital. A screenshot of your ticket won’t get you in.
Golfer Rory McIlroy smiles while being trailed by his caddy.

World No. 2 golfer Rory McIlroy has won the Well Fargo Championship three times in 2010, ’15, and ’21.

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Photo via WCNC

The tournament will host 70 of the world’s best golfers, including the world’s No. 2 player Rory McIlroy, looking to reclaim the trophy from defending champion Wyndham Clark. Fans will also see Xander Schauffele, Shane Lowry, Patrick Cantlay, Collin Morikawa, Max Homa, and Tommy Fleetwood all battle for the $3.6 million first place prize.

Editor’s note: World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler is not scheduled to play, due to the impending birth of his first child.

An aerial shot of a golf course with a pavilion in the background.

The course at Quail Hallow comes with high stakes. Players must try to navigate the tricky “Green Mile” stretch — with the winner earning 700 FedExCup points.

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Photo via WCNC

Parking
Tournament visitors will be have official parking options, all with shuttles to and from Quail Hollow Club from 5:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.
  • SouthPark B-Deck (4400 Sharon Rd.)
    • Tickets must be purchased in advance tomrrow through Sunday. They are $25 per day.
  • Carowinds (14523 Carowinds Blvd.)
    • Parking is available tomorrow through Friday and costs $15 per day.
  • Ballantyne Corporate Park (13838 Ballantyne Corporate Pl.)
    • Parking is available Saturday and Sunday for $15 per day.
Events
The party doesn’t stop once guests leave Quail Hollow.
  • There will be concerts at SouthPark’s Symphony Park (4400 Sharon Rd.) from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Saturday night. Concert tickets start at $20.
  • Yacht Rock Schooner will headline Thursday + September in the Park will headline Saturday.
 
Asked
 
Who do you want to win the Wells Fargo Championship?

A. Rory McIlroy
B. Wyndham Clark
C. Xander Schauffele
D. Collin Morikawa
E. Another player
 
 
Events
 
Tuesday, May 7
  • Bad Daddy’s Teacher Appreciation Day Giveback | Tuesday, May 7 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, 1626 E. Blvd., Charlotte | Cost of purchase | Grab your favorite burger while celebrating teachers in our community + 20% of proceeds will be donated to The New Teacher Project.
  • An evening with Hilton Carter | Tuesday, May 7 | 7-9 p.m. | Grow: a Plant Shop, 270 Camp Rd., Ste. 101, Charlotte | $35 | Author and artist Hilton Carter shares his plant expertise + signs copies of his new book, “The Propagation Handbook.”
Wednesday, May 8
  • Yoga at Sycamore Taproom | Wednesday, May 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Sycamore Brewing, 2151 Hawkins St., Charlotte | Cost of purchase | Stretch your body, relax your mind + breathe while enjoying a brew.
  • Employees Only Bar Takeover | Wednesday, May 8 | 6-10 p.m. | DTR SouthPark, 4905 Ashley Park Ln., Ste. J, Charlotte | Cost of purchase | One of the World’s 50 Best Bars takes over DTR SouthPark with delicious cocktails.
Thursday, May 9
  • PXG Tour Truck Experience | Thursday, May 9 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | PXG, 7101 MacFarlane Blvd., Ste. 103, Charlotte | Free | Get behind-the-scenes access to PXG’s mobile build shop while meeting the team that customizes clubs for the best golfers in the world.
  • Employees Only Bar Takeover | Thursday, May 9 | 6-10 p.m. | Dilworth Tasting Room, 300 E. Tremont Ave., Charlotte | Cost of purchase | Drink up for round two as the NYC-based Employees Only Bar takes over the Dilworth Tasting Room with amazing cocktails.
  • Wanda Sykes: “Please & Thank You Tour” | Thursday, May 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte | $49+ | Get ready to laugh as the comedian and actress takes the stage in Charlotte.
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☀️ Registration is open for these two summer programs
children in pool during a swim lesson
The new Klein Aquatic Center hosts all-skill lessons in its eight-lane 25-yard competition pool + a five-lane 25-yard warm-up activity pool. | Photo provided by Charlotte Country Day School
Quick, think of two synonyms for summer.

If you said “camp” and “swimming,” you’re spot on. So is Charlotte Country Day School for offering these summer activities for kids:

Summer Camp
  • A blend of immersive learning + play for a summer-worthy, fun-filled adventure
  • 150+ sports, enrichment, and academic camps
  • Multi-schedule options: Half-, full-day, and more
  • Runs June 3-July 19 + tailored to kids 2-18
Swim Lessons
  • Comprehensive private, semi-private + group lessons in the new state-of-the-art Klein Aquatic Center
  • Runs June 1-Aug. 1 + open to kids 2-12
 
News Notes
 
Coming Soon
  • Switchyards memberships go live to the general public this morning at 11 a.m. The 24/7 work club is opening two Charlotte locations this year: Belmont + Oakhurst. Memberships are $100 per month, with only 250 spots available for each club. Join today.
Community
  • 35 Charlotte-area McDonald’s locations will donate 10 percent of today’s proceeds to benefit the families of the officers killed in a deadly standoff on April 29. The window for customer proceeds runs from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. (WCNC)
Concert
  • Lovin’ Life Music Fest will return to Charlotte. After drawing thousands of fans to Uptown this past weekend despite rainy conditions, organizers announced the music festival’s sequel will take the stage May 2-4, 2025.
Closing
  • Sam Ash Music has closed its Charlotte store. The century-old US music retailer Music sold musical instruments, sound equipment and accessories + offered repairs and music lessons. The now-closed shop on 5533 Westpark Dr. served music-loving customers since 2005. (The Charlotte Observer)
Edu
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools announced ~500 open positions need to be filled. Last weekend’s job fair saw about 1,700 candidates visit to learn more about the roles at 186 of its 200 campuses. Officials recently approved a $2 billion budget for the upcoming school year + pay raises for faculty. (WCNC)
Outdoors
  • Feel the thunder? Probably not. A 2.2 magnitude earthquake happened at 2:41 a.m. Monday morning near Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The United States Geological Survey says most of the earthquakes recorded in the Carolinas are 2.5 or less. (WCNC)
Trending
  • The Gastonia Baseball Club has announced their “What if Night #2.” The team will rebrand as the Gastonia Bolognia from June 4 to June 9. This will be the second of eight temporary theme nights as the team tries to pick a new team name. (Queen City News)
Sports
  • Special teams woes sunk the Hurricanes in Game 1 of Round 2 in the Playoffs. Go beyond the scoreboard for the biggest stories on the Carolina Hurricanes with Locked On’s daily, team-focused podcasts.
    Wellness
    • When exercise just isn’t doing what you want it to do, CoolSculpting at Synergy Face + Body is here to lend a hand. See what the innovative, non-invasive procedure can do in just 35 minutes.*
     
     
    Food
     
    🍕 You’ll want a pizza this
    A cheese pizza fills the plate of a bar top inside a restaurant.
    Harper’s Restaurant in SouthPark offers delicious pizzas prepared in the kitchen’s imported wood-fired oven. | Photo by CLTtoday
    Whenever we’re feeling saucy, we like to dig into a slice of local pizza. Charlotte’s pizza scene is bubbling with options — and we keep finding ways to top ourselves. If you’re on the quest for the perfect slice, we’ve pie-oneered a list of 15+ places to grab pizza that are definitely worth the dough.

    Local legends

    Bird Pizzeria, 510 E. 15th St.
    Forbes recognized this beloved pizza spot as one the best new restaurants in Charlotte. Savor delicious toppings and an airy crust. Husband and wife duo Kerrel and Nkem Thompson opened Bird in 2021 — the biz is expanding to Optimist Park in May 2024.

    The Pizza Peel, 1600 Central Ave. + 4422 Colwick Rd.
    High-quality pizza is served with an unpretentious atmosphere. The “Peel” prides itself on a crunchy yet soft crust prepared with the best ingredients — olive oil, molasses, wheat + white flour.

    Mama Ricotta’s Italian Restaurant, 601 S. Kings Dr.
    A staple in Charlotte for over 30 years, this kitchen serves one of a kind New England-style pizza.

    Pure Pizza, 1911 Central Ave.
    True to its name, this farmhouse-style pizza is prepared with local farm-to-table ingredients and seasonal offerings. Guests can enjoy 10 to 16-inch pies. Try the Lil’ Weezy Five Cheezy with mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, goat cheese, and a house special secret sauce.

    Geno D’s Pizza, 224 E. 7th St.
    Billing itself as a “Jersey-style, old school pizza shop,” Geno D’s dishes up 10 and 16-inch pies as well as salads, sandwiches, calzones, and garlic or cinnamon knots.
     
    The Buy
     
    A gift for your favorite teacher. We promise this is better than a shiny apple on their desk. Check out our teacher appreciation giveaway on Six and Main’s Instagram.
     
    Answered
     
    Last week, we asked “What would you like to see built near Charlotte Douglas International Airport?”

    A artist's colored map rendering of buildings and retail complexes in proximity to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

    Crosland Southeast — a southeast real estate developer, proposed plans for a new Destination District for Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

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    Photo via the City of Charlotte

    While getting a glimpse into CLT’s potential “Destination District,” we learned most of you would like to see better access to a hotel.

    30% — hotels
    26% — stores for shopping
    23% — restaurants
    20% — breweries
     
    6AM City In-house
     
    The Wrap
     
    CLT_Jack VanderToll Today’s edition by:
    Jack
    From the editor
    Proud and thankful for our 6AM City team, here in Charlotte and beyond, who helped our coverage this past weekend for Lovin’ Life Music Fest. I’m glad to know the music fest will be returning to Charlotte next year.

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