Bonnie McElveen-Hunter of Pace Communications to Serve as Wyndham Championship Honorary Chairman; General Chairman and Tournament Committee Introduced
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Wyndham Championship is pleased to announce that Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, the founder and CEO of Greensboro’s Pace Communications, Inc. is joining the Wyndham Championship as its honorary Chairman. The 74th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 12-18, 2013.
As the honorary Chairman, McElveen-Hunter will serve as an ambassador for the PGA TOUR event which provides important economic benefits for the entire region and the state. As the Wyndham Championship has evolved, the honorary chairmen have led the charge to promote Piedmont Triad regionalism through the PGA TOUR event.
McElveen-Hunter is a former U.S. Ambassador … Read More
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Masters is complete, income tax returns have been filed, and pollen fills the air. Golf season is officially underway in North Carolina, and Wyndham Championship tickets are now available for purchase, it was announced today. The 74th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 12-18, 2013 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Ticket prices are the same as last year. A ticket for an individual day, Thursday through Sunday, is $30. A ticket good for any day of the tournament is $40, and a ticket for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday is $15 per day. A weekly tournament … Read More
One lucky fan to score one million Wyndham Rewards Points
Parsippany, N.J. (April 15, 2013) – With The Masters now complete and golf season officially in full swing, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN), one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, and the Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program, are giving fans the opportunity to win one million Wyndham Rewards points through the Wyndham Championship Trivia Contest.
Beginning today and continuing through the next 18 weeks leading up to the Wyndham Championship, an annual PGA TOUR event set for August 12-18, 2013, at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., fans can log … Read More
GREENSBORO, N.C. – - Thirty-three years ago, doctors said D.J. Gregory, who has Cerebral Palsy, would never walk, but Gregory and his cane have walked every hole of every PGA TOUR event since the beginning of the 2008 season – some 5,500 miles. He walks to raise money for his foundation, Walking For Kids, and today, that foundation made a $25,000 donation to The First Tee of the Triad during a brief check presentation at Sedgefield Country Club.
This former Greensboro resident who attended Grimsley High School and was in the same class as 2008 Wyndham winner Carl Pettersson walks … Read More
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Wyndham Championship’s “Escape to the Wyndham” advertising campaign has been named the PGA TOUR’s best of 2012, it was announced today. The PGA TOUR“Best Of” awards were presented last night in Palm Springs, Calif. during the final evening of the PGA TOUR’s annual tournament meetings. The Wyndham Championship was a finalist in three of the 12 categories. The other finalist categories were “Most Fan-Friendly Event” and “Best Title Sponsor Integration.”
Aligning title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide’s marketing initiatives with the tournament’s mid-August date, a popular vacation time for families, the campaign positioned a trip to the tournament as an escape from everyday life or a mini-vacation for patrons. “Escape to the Wyndham” became the central message for all tournament promotions, appealing to fans and featuring the tournament’s defending champion, Webb Simpson, in creative images that … Read More
FIRST TEE OF THE TRIAD SALUTES 2012 AWARD WINNERS, REVIEWS YEAR OF IMPRESSIVE GROWTH AT INAUGURAL AWARDS CEREMONY; CARL PETTERSSON ATTENDS
GREENSBORO, N.C. – - Following its most successful year since its inception in 2007, The First Tee of the Triad hosted its inaugural awards ceremony at Sedgefield Country Club, it was announced today. The First Tee of the Triad is the local chapter of the international movement to teach children life skills through golf. 2008 Wyndham Championship winner Carl Pettersson attended the event and conducted a question-and-answer session for the First Tee of the Triad children in attendance.
During this impressive season for The First Tee of the Triad, the Piedmont Triad program more than doubled the number of participants … Read More
ATLANTA — With the biggest round of his career, Brandt Snedeker won something far more valuable than money Sunday.
He proved to himself he could beat the best in the world.
Snedeker knew his best chance to be the FedEx Cup champion was to win the Tour Championship, no simple task with East Lake as tough as ever and Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods going after the same prize.
Snedeker was the only player in the last five groups to break par.
He answered the final challenge with three big birdies on the back nine, building such a big lead … Read More
Greensboro, N.C. (August 21, 2012) – Through its Wishes by Wyndham foundation, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), one of the nation’s largest hospitality companies, continued its support of the Piedmont Triad community through a week of charitable activities during the Wyndham Championship held at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. With a focus on improving the lives of children, Wishes by Wyndham is the official charity of the Wyndham Championship, and each year supports numerous national and Greensboro charities during the PGA TOUR event.
The week kicked-off with a visit to Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C., where Wyndham Worldwide leaders and … Read More
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Rainy weather left Sergio Garcia stuck in central North Carolina for an extra day. Turns out it was worth the hassle — because he’s leaving with his first PGA Tour victory in four years.
Garcia claimed a 2-stroke win Monday in the water-logged Wyndham Championship for his first victory on tour since the 2008 Players Championship.
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He finished with a 66 to wind up at 18-under 262, claim $936,000 in prize money … Read More
DOUG MILNE: All right. We’ll go ahead and get started. We’d like to welcome the 2012 Wyndham Championship winner, Sergio Garcia. Congratulations.
Second consecutive 66 to get the job done. Little extra time to get it done but you got it done, nonetheless, for your first PGA TOUR win since the ’08 Players, your 8th PGA TOUR win.
All that said, it’s got to make you feel good and with that I’ll turn it over to you for some comments.
SERGIO GARCIA: Yeah, definitely. You know, it was nice to pull through. I was happy to go out there and … Read More