World Golf Hall of Famer Fred Couples Joins Wyndham Championshp Field

GREENSBORO, N.C. –  Fred Couples will play in the 75th anniversary Wyndham Championship starting two weeks from tomorrow, the tournament announced today.  The 75th anniversary Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-17, 2014 at Sedgefield Country Club.

Couples, who was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013, joins a field that also includes former Wyndham winners Brandt Snedeker, 2012 U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson, defending champion Patrick Reed, Padraig Harrington, Retief Goosen, Davis Love III and Rocco Mediate.

Couples will make his 13th appearance at the Wyndham Championship; he last played here in 2010. He has three top-10 finishes at the Wyndham with the latest coming in 2009 when he finished tied for fifth.  The Wyndham Championship will be his third PGA TOUR start of the season; he finished tied for 20th at the Masters and missed the cut at the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles.  He has 15 PGA TOUR victories, including the 1992 Masters tournament, five international wins and 27 “other” wins in special events.

On the Champions Tour, Couples is 7th in the current Charles Schwab Cup point standings.  He has a win and two runner-up finishes among five top-10s this season.  He has 10 Champions Tour wins including the 2013 Charles Schwab Cup Championship and the 2012 U.S. Senior Open Championship.

Couples represented the United States on five Ryder Cup Teams (1989, ’91, 93, ’95 and ’97) and seven Presidents Cup teams; he was the winning Presidents Cup captain in 2009, ’11 and ’13 and played on the team in 1994, ’96, ’98 and 2005.  A native of Seattle, he has earned nearly $30 Million in his PGA TOUR and Champions Tour careers combined.  In addition to the World Golf Hall of Fame, he is a member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame; he is an alumnus of the University of Houston.

“Having Fred join our field is a big deal for the Wyndham Championship,” tournament director Mark Brazil said.  “He’s a great friend of the tournament, and I know he loves Sedgefield.  We’re honored that he would come back and help us celebrate our 75th anniversary.”

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014 and 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.  Tickets are available at Piedmont Triad Harris Teeter locations, or through the tournament office.  The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, McConnell Golf, New Breed Logistics, Sunbrella®, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. and VF Corporation for their continued support.  Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship information, is available at or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570.  For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit  Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube.

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