Wyndham Championship Named “Most Fan-Friendly Event” At PGA TOUR Annual Meetings

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. was honored by the PGA TOUR at the TOUR’s annual Tournament Meetings on December 3.

The Wyndham Championship earned an award for “Most Fan-Friendly Event” during the 2015 tournament at Sedgefield Country Club. One year ago, the tournament was recognized for “Best Title Sponsor Integration” and “Best Social Media.” In 2012 and ’13, the Wyndham won “Best Advertising Campaign.”

“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I am pleased to congratulate the Wyndham Championship for being named the best among its peers on TOUR,” said PGA TOUR EVP and Chief of Operations Andy Pazder. “The tournament committee worked tirelessly with its title sponsor on new and innovative ways on improving the tournament experience and this award is a testament to that.”

From affordable ticket packages to informational brochures to on-course experiences, the Wyndham Championship put a special emphasis on their fans throughout the year. Under the theme “Escape to the Wyndham,” the tournament offered fans holding grounds tickets access to covered grandstands, concessions and special attractions like the Sunbrella Carolina Craft Beer Lawn, Tito’s Vodka Lounge, Margaritaville at the Wyndham, BB&T Fan Pavilion and the Sunbrella Comfort Zone.

As a hospitality enterprise, the title sponsor treated fans to vacation-themed experiences at the tournament, like the Key to Wyn Expo, Wyndham Beach and Passport to the Wyndham, where fans could check-in at various Wyndham destinations around the course in their Passport to earn tournament upgrades. The increased focus on the fan experience resulted in record attendance numbers.

“On behalf of Wyndham Worldwide and our local team, we are honored to be recognized by the PGA TOUR and other tournaments with this award,” Wyndham Championship Tournament Director Mark Brazil said. “We are very fortunate to have Wyndham as our title sponsor and our partner, and this award, coupled with those we have won in the past, is evidence that Wyndham Worldwide is fully committed to making the Wyndham Championship one of the best events on the PGA TOUR.”

The 2016 Wyndham Championship, won this year by Davis Love III, will be held August 15-21 at Sedgefield Country Club.

 About PGA TOUR:

The PGA TOUR is the world’s premier membership organization for touring professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR China.

The PGA TOUR’s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.

Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable giving. In 2014, tournaments across all Tours generated a record $140.5 million for local and national charitable organizations. At the 2014 Farmers Insurance Open, the PGA TOUR announced the all-time charitable contributions had surpassed $2 billion.

The PGA TOUR’s web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

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 will be available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office.  The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, DeJoy/Wos Family Foundation, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, 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.  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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