Greensboro, N.C. (August 12, 2014) – Players and caddies at the Wyndham Championship will have an opportunity to win vacations for life, courtesy of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the vacation ownership division of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). The Wyndham Championship, held August 14-17, is an annual golf tournament on the PGA TOUR and the final stop of the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup regular season. The tournament is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.
The first player to make a hole-in-one on hole 16 during this year’s tournament will be awarded a CLUB WYNDHAM® Access vacation ownership interest, which provides a lifetime of vacations and access to more than 80 CLUB WYNDHAM® resorts around the world. The caddie of the player also receives a one week stay at a CLUB WYNDHAM® resort. And during tomorrow’s New Breed Logistics Pro-Am held at Sedgefield Country Club, the first caddie to make a hole-in-one on the 16th hole will be awarded the same prize.
“As a global leader in family-friendly travel accommodations, Wyndham Worldwide is dedicated to creating great vacation experiences for our guests and customers. The PGA TOUR takes tremendous dedication and focus, and the Company recognizes the accomplishments of the professionals and caddies by providing a lifetime of memories,” said Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and chief executive officer, Wyndham Worldwide. “We are thrilled to award them with vacations for life so they can reflect on their accomplishments while creating one-of-a-kind experiences with Wyndham Worldwide.”
Players and caddies aren’t the only ones who can win a vacation. Wyndham Rewards®, the free-to-join guest loyalty program of Wyndham Hotel Group, is giving away one million Wyndham Rewards points to one lucky fan. Spectators can enter for a chance to win the Wyndham Rewards points at their sponsored viewing platform near the 10th green and the “Key to Wyn” tent on-site at the tournament. Wyndham Rewards is the world’s largest lodging loyalty program to offer members guaranteed rewards after just one qualified stay. Points can be redeemed for complimentary hotel stays, airline tickets, name-brand merchandise and dining and shopping gift cards, among other options.
Since 2011, PGA TOUR professionals participating at the Wyndham Championship have had an opportunity to win vacations for life for making a hole-in-one on the 16th hole. This is the second year the program includes caddies.
Through CLUB WYNDHAM Access points-based ownership product, hole-in-one winners will have the flexibility to choose when, where and for how long they would like to vacation as well as the unit size they would like for their stay at any of the Company’s resorts within its vast portfolio, depending on availability.Winners can also use their vacation ownership points for a variety of options, including unique travel benefits such as cruises, hotel stays and guided trips. The vacation ownership interest can be passed to their heirs.
About Wyndham Worldwide
One of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality services and products through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world’s largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world’s best-known hotel brands, with approximately 7,500 franchised hotels and 650,200 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 107,000 vacation properties in over 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of over 200 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 907,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 32,800 associates globally.
For more information, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
About the Wyndham Championship
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. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
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