Wyndham Championship Welcomes Pepsi as Tournament’s Official Beverage

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Pepsi-Cola is now the official beverage sponsor of the Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today.  The 75th anniversary Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-17, 2014 at Sedgefield Country Club.

Effective immediately, only Pepsi products will be available at Wyndham Championship events.  In addition, Gatorade and Aquafina water will now be the only sports drink and bottled water available at Wyndham Championship events.

Pepsi-Cola was founded in the late 1890s in New Bern, N.C., by Caleb Bradham, a pharmacist.  PepsiCo began in 1965 with the merger of Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay.  Today, it is a leading global food and beverage company with brands that are respected household names throughout the world.

“We are incredibly happy to have Pepsi on board as the official beverage of the Wyndham Championship,” tournament director Mark Brazil said.  “We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Born in the Carolinas,’ and having a North Carolina company play such a vital role in the Wyndham Championship fits perfectly into our tournament’s regional focus.  We’re also thrilled to have Gatorade and Aquafina bottled water available to keep the PGA TOUR professionals, caddies and fans properly hydrated.”

“We are uniquely positioned and delighted to be the chosen partner of the Wyndham Championship,” vice president of Food Service Sales for Pepsi Bottling Ventures Randy Quirk said.  “We see the many mutual benefits of a long-term relationship.”

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014 and 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 wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office.  The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, McConnell Golf, New Breed Logistics, 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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