GREENSBORO, N.C. – The field for the 80th Wyndham Championship will now boast four former champions as Webb Simpson, Davis Love III and Si Woo Kim all joined the field. The 80th Wyndham Championship, which will determine the $10 Million Wyndham Rewards Top 10, is set for July 30-Aug. 4, 2019 at Sedgefield Country Club.
These players join defending champion Brandt Snedeker and young guns Matthew Wolff, Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland in the rapidly-evolving field.
Simpson, the 2011 Wyndham Championship winner is having another good season; he is currently 26th in FedExCup points and 19th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He finished tied for second at the RBC Canadian Open, third at the RSM Classic, tied for fifth at the Masters and tied for eighth at the Sentry Tournament of Champions but is still looking for his first win of the season.
The Raleigh native and Charlotte resident made his Wyndham Championship debut in 2009 and has played here every year since. Simpson will make his 11th consecutive Wyndham Championship appearance later this month; in addition to his 2011 victory at Sedgefield, the Wake Forest University alumnus has six top-eight finishes including third place in 2017 and tied for second last year. Simpson is the 2012 U.S. Open champion. He represented the United States in the Ryder Cup in 2012, ’14 and ‘18 and the Presidents Cup in 2011 and ‘13.
Love, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017, last won the Wyndham Championship in 2015 after winning in 1992 and 2006; his three wins here in three different decades are second only to the legendary Sam Snead who won here eight times in four decades. The University of North Carolina alumnus has 21 PGA TOUR victories including the 1997 PGA Championship. This year’s Wyndham Championship will be Love’s 24th start here. He represented the United States in the Ryder Cup eight times – six as a player and two as the captain. Since 2014, Love has been playing both PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions tournaments. In 2019, he made five cuts in his nine PGA TOUR starts.
Kim, who won the Wyndham in 2016 and the PLAYERS Championship in 2017, is having a solid season; he finished third in the Genesis Open, tied for fourth at the Valero Texas Open and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and tied for 10th at the CIMB Classic. A native of South Korea, he is currently 47th in the FedExCup point standings and 64th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Kim will make his fourth Wyndham Championship start this year. At 21 years, one month and 24 days, Kim is the tournament’s second-youngest winner. Seve Ballesteros, who won at 20 years 11 months and 24 days in 1978, is the youngest champion in tournament history.
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 BB&T 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.
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About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company, with approximately 9,200 hotels across more than 80 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 812,000 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 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, La Quinta®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection®, and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services, with more than 400 properties under management. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers more than 75 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rental properties globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About Wyndham Destinations:
Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND) believes in putting the world on vacation. As the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, Wyndham Destinations offers everyday travelers the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation experience while enjoying the quality, flexibility and value that Wyndham delivers. The company’s global presence in 110 countries means more vacation choices for its four million members and owner families, with 220 resorts that offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model – including vacation club brands CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, and Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham – 4,300+ affiliated resorts through RCI, the world’s leader in vacation exchange, and 10,000 rental properties from coast to coast through Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business. Year after year, a worldwide team of 25,000 associates delivers exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a lifetime. At Wyndham Destinations, our world is your destination. Learn more at wyndhamdestinations.com.
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