GREENSBORO, N.C. – – As some of the world’s best current soccer stars are preparing to play for a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time FIFA World Cup champion Mia Hamm will be playing golf in The Louis DeJoy and Aldona Z. Wos Family Foundation Pro-Am at the Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 77th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 15-21, 2016 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Hamm’s Wyndham Championship appearance on Wednesday, Aug. 17, will come just two days before the women’s soccer gold medal match at the Olympic Games, and it’s a safe bet the two-time gold medalist will be keeping an eye on the games as she prepares to play with a PGA TOUR golfer.
Hamm was named the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2001 and ’02 and is listed as one of FIFA’s 125 best living players as chosen by international sports legend, Pele. Hamm led the United States to the gold medal at the Olympics in 1996 in Atlanta and 2004 in Athens, Greece. She led the United States to the World Cup title in 1991 and ’99. A native of Selma, Ala., she attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a three-time national player of the year and became the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer. She helped the team win four-consecutive NCAA Division I National Championships. She was All-American and All Atlantic Coast Conference in her final three seasons at North Carolina.
The PGA TOUR golfer with whom Hamm will and play her tee time have not yet been determined.
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 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®, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information and sponsorship information are available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com. 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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