GREENSBORO, N.C. – Fred Couples is returning to the Piedmont Triad to play the Wyndham Championship, it was announced today. The 71st Wyndham Championship begins Monday at Sedgefield Country Club.
Couples joins a Wyndham Championship field that includes world No. 14 Anthony Kim, 2008 Masters winner Trevor Immelman, 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, two-time Wyndham winners Davis Love III and Rocco Mediate, John Daly, David Duval, David Toms, Mike Weir and the last three Wyndham Championship winners, Ryan Moore, Carl Pettersson and Brandt Snedeker.
Couples has won 49 tournaments worldwide including 15 on the PGA TOUR and three this year on the Champions Tour. He won the Masters in 1992 and has represented the United States on five Ryder Cup teams, four President’s Cup teams and was the winning coach in last year’s Presidents Cup Matches.
Couples finished tied for fifth in last year’s Wyndham Championship which was his 12th Wyndham Championship appearance. He played 10 consecutive tournaments here from 1981-‘93; he turned professional in 1980 and graduated from PGA TOUR qualifying school later that year.
“This is awesome news for the Wyndham Championship,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “We are very excited about Freddy returning this year. He played very well here last year and almost won the event, but without question, he’s one of the biggest draws in golf.”
The 2010 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 16-22 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Tickets are available at wyndhamchampionship.com, through the tournament office or at any Piedmont-Triad Harris Teeter location. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide and Premier Partners, BB&T, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship information, is available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.