GREENSBORO, N.C. – Kevin Kisner, currently ranked ninth in FedExCup points and 25th in the world, will play next week’s Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 78th annual Wyndham Championship begins Monday at Sedgefield Country Club.
Kisner joins world No. 8 Henrik Stenson, World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els, 2018 United States Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk, Andrew “Beef” Johnston, three-time Wyndham winner Davis Love III, 2011 Wyndham winner Webb Simpson, Kyle Stanley, Charles Howell III, defending champion Si Woo Kim, former FedExCup champions Bill Haas and Billy Horschel, former world No. 1 Luke Donald and Major championship winners Jason Dufner, Padraig Harrington, Keegan Bradley, Lucas Glover, Graeme McDowell, Stewart Cink and Retief Goosen in the field.
Kisner has had an excellent season so far winning the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, finishing second at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, tied for fourth at the Sony Open in Hawaii, tied for sixth at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide and tied for 10th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The Aiken, S.C., native and resident will make his fifth Wyndham Championship appearance next week; he finished tied for eighth in 2014 and tied for 10th last year. He was the first player in University of Georgia history to be named All-American four times.
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. Tickets are available at http://wyndhamchampionship.com, www.Ticketmaster.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, McConnell Golf, Sunbrella® and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information and sponsorship information are available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com. Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube.
About Wyndham Worldwide:
Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) is one of the largest global hospitality companies, providing travelers with access to a collection of trusted hospitality brands in hotels, vacation ownership, and unique accommodations including vacation exchange, holiday parks, and managed home rentals. With a collective inventory of nearly 130,000 places to stay across more than 110 countries on six continents, Wyndham Worldwide and its 38,000 associates welcome people to experience travel the way they want. This is enhanced by Wyndham Rewards®, the Company’s re-imagined guest loyalty program across its businesses, which is making it simpler for members to earn more rewards and redeem their points faster. For more information, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
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