GREENSBORO, N.C. – Yet another multi-time major champion joined the field last night when Irishman Padraig Harrington committed, it was announced today. The 72nd annual Wyndham Championship presented by BB&T is set for Aug, 15-21 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
Players had until 5 p.m. yesterday to commit to the field. However, those still on the course in the second round of the PGA Championship could join the field up to 30 minutes after they completed second-round play. Harrington was among the last players to finish Friday evening and committed to the field after his round. Players may withdraw from the field after the PGA Championship if they feel their performance in the season’s final major changed their FedExCup standing.
Harrington won the British Open in 2007 and ’08 as well as the PGA Championship in 2008. He has five PGA TOUR wins and 16 international wins to his credit. He has represented Europe in Ryder Cup competition six times, played in the World Cup matches 11 times and played in the Dunhill Cup matches six times. He is currently 69th in the official world golf rankings and 130th in the FedExCup point standings. This year’s tournament will be his first appearance in the Wyndham Championship.
Among the other highlights of this year’s Wyndham field are three-time major winner and World Golf Hall of Fame member Ernie Els, two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen, 2010 FedExCup champion Jim Furyk, world No. 16 Paul Casey, world No. 17 Ian Poulter, world No. 18 Kyung-Tae Kim, world No. 19 David Toms, 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, Webb Simpson, Bill Haas, Camilo Villegas, Trevor Immelman, 2008 champion Carl Pettersson, three-time major winner Vijay Singh, two-time major winner Angel Cabrera, 2007 champion Brandt Snedeker, 1997 British Open winner Justin Leonard, Anthony Kim, two-time Wyndham winners Rocco Mediate and Davis Love III, Boo Weekley, John Daly, Tommy “two gloves” Gainey and defending champion Arjun Atwal.
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 seventh oldest event on the PGA TOUR. Tickets are available at wyndhamchampionship.com, 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, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter, McConnell Golf, Sunbrella®, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. 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.
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