GREENSBORO, N.C. – Wake Forest University alumnus Will Zalatoris, currently No. 2 in the DP World Tour standings, No. 9 in FedExCup points and No. 13 in the Official World Golf Rankings, will play next week’s Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. Next week’s 83rd annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 3-7, 2022 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Zalatoris joins fan favorite Rickie Fowler, world No. 14 Billy Horschel, FedExCup No. 14 Sungjae Im, world No. 24 Shane Lowry, Harold Varner III, former world No. 1 and major championship winners Justin Rose, Adam Scott and Jason Day, 2018 Open champion Francesco Molinari, 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett, defending champion Kevin Kisner, three-time champion Davis Love III, 2011 champion Webb Simpson, two-time champion Brandt Snedeker, past champions Si Woo Kim, Ryan Moore, Jim Herman and Camilo Villegas, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Tyrell Hatton as well as 2019 champion J.T. Poston, “young gun” exemptions Trent Phillips, Tom Kim, Chris Gutterup and Cole Hammer as well as University of Georgia alumni Harris English, Russell Henley, Brian Harman, Sepp Straka, Keith Mitchell, Kris Kirk, Brendon Todd and Greyson Sigg in the Wyndham Championship field.
The only thing missing from the superb season Zalatoris is having is a win. His runner-up finishes at the PGA Championship where he lost to Justin Thomas in a playoff, the U.S. Open and the Farmers Insurance Open are three of his eight top-10 finishes this season, but he also finished tied for sixth at the Masters and tied for fifth at the World Golf Championships – Dell Technologies Match Play. At ninth in the current FedExCup standings, Zalatoris would earn a $1.1 Million bonus through the Comcast Business Tour Top 10 at the end of the regular season. Should he win the Wyndham Championship, he could move up to sixth and increase his post-season bonus by $600,000.
A native of San Francisco now living in Dallas, Zalatoris will make his third Wyndham Championship appearance after playing his first two on sponsor’s exemptions; he finished tied for 29th last year for his best Sedgefield showing. In 2017 while playing at Wake Forest, he was First Team All-American, the ACC Player of the year and a member of the United States Walker Cup team. He received the Arnold Palmer Scholarship to attend Wake Forest. During his junior golf days, he played the AJGA Wyndham Invitational presented by Truist at Sedgefield Country Club three times finishing tied for 56th in 2010, tied for ninth in 2011 and tied for 53rd in 2012.
“This season is one of the all-time great years in golf for a second-year pro that I can remember,” executive director Mark Brazil said. “His performance in the Majors this year is off the charts. He’s proven over the last 10 months that he’s one of the best players in the world, and everyone knows it’s just a matter of time before he starts winning PGA TOUR events on a regular basis.”
Wyndham Championship tickets are on sale now. All ticket options, along with detailed pricing, are available for purchase by visiting http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com/tickets. Tournament tickets must be purchased online in advance; tickets cannot be purchased at the tournament entrance.
About the Wyndham Championship:
Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Rewards and presenting sponsor Truist for their continued support. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com and the tournament’s social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.
About Wyndham Rewards:
Named the number one hotel rewards program by readers of USA TODAY, Wyndham Rewards® is the world’s most generous rewards program with more than 50,000 hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. Designed for the everyday traveler, members earn a guaranteed 1,000 points with every qualified stay and may redeem points for a wide range of rewards, including free nights at any of approximately 9,000 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through affiliation with Wyndham Destinations and others. Wyndham Rewards has over 95 million enrolled members around the globe. Join for free today at www.wyndhamrewards.com. You’ve earned this.®
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with approximately 9,000 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 819,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 22 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers over 95 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About Wyndham Destinations:
Wyndham Destinations is the world’s largest vacation ownership business with more than 245 vacation club resorts around the world that offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model. The brand portfolio — featuring Club Wyndham®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham, and Shell Vacations Club — offers travelers the chance to own their vacation and explore places they’ve never visited before, year after year. More than 850,000 owners enjoy stays in a home away from home, featuring spacious suites with separate bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, as well as resort-style amenities and services. Wyndham Destinations is part of Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE: TNL). Learn more at WyndhamDestinations.com.
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