Denny McCarthy returns home for the Wells Fargo Championship | WDVM25 and DCW50

POTOMAC, Md. (WDVM) – Denny McCarthy, a native of Burtonsville, Maryland, in Montgomery County, is happy to be home. He spent quality time with his family and ate some of his favorite pizza, Ledo Pizza.

While a home visit is nice, McCarthy is here on business.

The No. 49 FedEx Cup-ranked golfer is competing in the Wells Fargo PGA Tour Championship this week at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm.

“It’s really special to be here. You know, like I told a few people earlier, the tournament left here in 2018, decided to come back this year,” McCarthy told WDVM. “So that was circled on my calendar for a little while. I always love coming home to Maryland, but especially when there’s a tournament here and I can have a bunch of family and friends come over to watch.

An alumnus of Georgetown Prep High School and the University of Virginia, McCarthy says that long before his golf career, he was a young boy, watching behind the ropes at major tournaments.

“I remember when I was a kid asking for autographs and yelling at players,” McCarthy said. “When I see them now I remember I was doing that back then. So I love seeing the kids screaming my name and I feel like I have to reciprocate and I’m happy to reciprocate. reciprocate.

McCarthy, who was ranked No. 23 this year in the FedEx Cup standings, would love to lift the trophy and win the Wells Fargo Championship, but he’s not looking too far ahead.

“It would be a dream come true. Obviously that would be amazing,” McCarthy said. “I don’t want to start thinking that far right now. It’s in five or six days. I’m just thinking about the fact that you know what I’m having for dinner tonight.

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