GREENSBORO, N.C. – World No. 17 Ian Poulter, 2010 British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen and Anthony Kim have joined the Wyndham Championship field, it was announced today. The 72nd annual Wyndham Championship presented by BB&T is set for Aug, 15-21 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
These players join a field that already includes world No. 16 Paul Casey, world No. 18 Kyung-Tae Kim, world No. 19 David Toms, 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, Webb Simpson, Bill Haas, 2008 champion Carl Pettersson, three-time major winner Vijay Singh, two-time major winner Angel Cabrera, 2007 champion Brandt Snedeker, 1997 British Open winner Justin Leonard, Charles Howell III, two-time Wyndham winners Rocco Mediate and Davis Love III, Boo Weekley, Stuart Appleby, John Daly, Kyle Stanley, Tommy “two gloves” Gainey and defending champion Arjun Atwal.
Poulter is currently No. 17 in the Official World Golf Rankings giving the Wyndham field the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th-ranked players in the world. Poulter has made 10 cuts in 12 PGA TOUR events this season. He won the 2010 World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play Championship becoming the first player from England to win a World Golf Championship event. He played on the European Ryder Cup team in 2004, ’08 and ’10. A winner of 12 international tournaments, he will be making his first appearance in the Wyndham Championship.
Oosthuizen won the 2010 British Open Championship in addition to six other international victories. He finished tied for ninth at the U.S Open for his best finish on the PGA TOUR this year. The golfer from South Africa is 36th in the Official World Golf Rankings but just 146th in the FedExCup point standings having made eight cuts in his 12 PGA TOUR starts this season. Oosthuizen has never played the Wyndham Championship.
Kim is 89th in the current FedExCup point standings and 61st in the Official World Golf Rankings. He has two top-10 finishes in 13 made cuts this season. His finished tied for fifth in the British Open which is his best finish of the year. Last year at the Wyndham, the three-time PGA TOUR winner missed the cut in his first start following thumb surgery; it is his only previous appearance here. Kim serves as co-chair of the Young Ambassadors Council of The First Tee.
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. Tickets are available at wyndhamchampionship.com, at Piedmont Triad Harris Teeter locations or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter, McConnell Golf, Sunbrella® 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.