GREENSBORO, N.C. – Japanese superstar Hideki Matsuyama and fan favorite Matt Kuchar are now playing next week’s Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 84th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 2-6, 2023 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
These players join two-time Major winner and 2017 FedExCup champion Justin Thomas, former World No. 1 and past Masters champion Adam Scott, 2019 Open Championship winner Shane Lowry, 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, Ryder Cup captains Zach Johnson and Luke Donald, 2014 FedExCup champion Billy Horschel, FedExCup No. 18 and 2016 champion Si Woo Kim, FedExCup No. 22 Adam Schenk, FedExCup No. 25 Denny McCarthy, FedExCup No. 26 Chris Kirk, FedExCup No. 27 Taylor Moore, FedExCup No. 33 Russell Henley, FedExCup No. 35 Sungjae Im, FedExCup No. 36 Adam Svenson, FedExCup No. 37 Adam Hadwin, FedExCup No. 39 Brendon Todd, FedExCup No. 40 Harris English, past champions J.T. Poston, Davis Love III, Webb Simpson, Ryan Moore and two-time champion and 2012 FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker.
Matsuyama, the 2021 Masters champion and the first Japanese player to win a men’s major championship, is 54th in the current FedExCup point standings and 29th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He will make his eighth Wyndham Championship appearance next week; he finished tied for third in 2016 and tied for 11th in 2018 for his best finishes at Sedgefield.
Matsuyama is an eight-time PGA TOUR winner with eight international victories to his credit. He won the Zozo Championship and the Sony Open in Hawaii last season but has yet to hoist a trophy in 2023. His best finishes this season are fifth at the PLAYERS Championship, tied for ninth at the Farmers Insurance Classic and tied for 13th at both the Travelers Championship and last week’s Open Championship. He is a native and resident of Japan.
Kuchar is making his sixth Wyndham Championship appearance; he finished tied for 21st in 2021 for his best Sedgefield showing. He is a nine-time PGA TOUR winner with two international victories, and he has four Ryder Cups and five Presidents Cups to his credit. He hasn’t won this season but finished tied for seventh at the Sony Open in Hawaii, eighth at The Genesis Invitational, tied for ninth at the World Golf Championships – Dell Technologies Match Play and tied for third at the Valero Texas Open. He is 56th in FedExCup points and 58th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
“Hideki is a major addition to the Wyndham Championship field,” executive director Mark Brazil said. “He’s a huge star all over the world, and having him at Sedgefield just makes our tournament better on many levels. He understands that the higher he is in points when the playoffs begin, the better his chances are of reaching the TOUR Championship. Matt is a fan favorite wherever he plays, and it looks like he’s working to get into the top-50 in points to position himself for next season. Our field was already very strong, but it just got a lot stronger with these two players.”
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 seventh-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Rewards and presenting sponsor Truist for their continued support. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com and the tournament’s social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.
About Wyndham Rewards:
Named the number one hotel rewards program by both USA TODAY and US News & World Report, Wyndham Rewards® is the world’s most generous rewards program with more than 50,000 hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. Designed for the everyday traveler, members earn a guaranteed 1,000 points with every qualified stay and may redeem points for a wide range of rewards, including free nights at any of approximately 9,100 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through affiliation with Wyndham Destinations and others. Wyndham Rewards has approximately 101 million enrolled members around the globe. Join for free today at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with approximately 9,100 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 845,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 24 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers approximately 101 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About Club Wyndham:
Club Wyndham® is the flagship vacation ownership brand as part of Wyndham Destinations, the world’s largest vacation ownership business. From the busy streets of the Big Apple to the calming shores of Hawaii, Club Wyndham owners have access to more than 100 resorts to unlock new cities, new experiences and new destinations. Club Wyndham lets travelers spark their sense of adventure with spacious resort suites featuring the comforts of home, including fully equipped kitchens, separate living and dining areas, and separate bedrooms, plus resort amenities and quality service. Wander across town, across the country or across the ocean – no matter what’s on your travel bucket list, Club Wyndham offers the chance to live it. All Club Wyndham resorts participate in Wyndham Rewards®, the number one hotel rewards program as named by readers of USA TODAY, and the world’s most generous rewards program with more than 50,000 hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. Club Wyndham is part of Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE: TNL) and its portfolio of travel businesses. For more information, visit ClubWyndham.com. Connect with us on Twitter: @ClubWyndham; Facebook: @ClubWyndham; and Instagram: @ClubWyndham.
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