GREENSBORO, N.C. – Justin Rose, 2005 Wyndham Championship winner K.J. Choi and Stuart Appleby have joined the field for next week’s Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club, it was announced today.
Rose is making his fourth appearance here; his best finish came in 2005 when he tied for sixth place. The London, England resident is currently 52nd in the Official World Golf Rankings and 103rd in the FedExCup point standings.
Choi, a seven-time PGA TOUR winner, won the Piedmont Triad’s PGA TOUR event in 2005 when he beat Shigeki Maruyama by two strokes; he has six previous appearances here and is second on the tournament’s all-time money winners list with $1,307,676.18. The Wando, South Korea native has one win and two top fives among four top-seven finishes in this event. Choi is 56th in the Official World Golf Rankings and 90th in the FedExCup point standings.
A native of Cohuna, Australia, Appleby will be making his seventh Wyndham Championship appearance; he was last here in 2003 when he tied for 12th, his best finish in this event. Appleby has won eight PGA TOUR events in his career and finished 17th in last year’s race for the FedExCup. He is 92nd in the Official World Golf Rankings and 127th in the FedExCup point standings.
The 70th Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 17-23, 2009 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Tickets are available online at wyndhamchampionship.com, at Piedmont-Triad area Harris Teeter locations or through the tournament office. 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 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.