GREENSBORO, N.C. – Camilo Villegas, Trevor Immelman, Steve Marino, Ben Curtis and Chad Campbell 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. 17 Ian Poulter, 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, Louis Oosthuizen, Anthony Kim, 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.
Villegas is currently No. 125 in the FedExCup point standings; following the Wyndham Championship, the top-125 players in the FedExCup point standings advance into the playoffs. Villegas has made 10 cuts in 20 tournaments this year; he finished third at the FedEx St. Jude classic in Memphis for his best finish of the season. He has one previous Wyndham Championship appearance; he missed the cut here in 2006. A native of Columbia, he has three PGA TOUR wins in addition to two international victories. In 2008, he won the final two FedExCup playoff events to finish third in FedExCup points.
Immelman won the Masters in 2008 and the Western Open in 2006. He also has six international wins in addition to the 2003 World Golf Championships World Cup which he won with Rory Sabbatini. A native of South Africa, Immelman has made 12 cuts in 17 PGA TOUR events this season; he is 101st in the current FedExCup point standings. Immelman finished tied for 53rd in last year’s Wyndham Championship, his first appearance here.
Marino is 31st in the current FedExCup point standings and 72nd in the official world golf rankings. The University of Virginia alumnus has two runner-up finishes among his 12 made cuts in 18 events this season. This year’s tournament will be Marino’s fifth consecutive Wyndham Championship appearance. His best finished tied for 10th in 2009 for his best finish here.
Curtis won the 2003 British Open among his three PGA TOUR wins. He is 131st in the current FedExCup point standings, and this year’s tournament will mark his third Wyndham Championship appearance. Campbell is making his fourth Wyndham appearance. His best finish came in 2002 when he tied for third. A four-time PGA TOUR winner, Campbell is 72nd in the FedExCup point standings.
Players have until 5 p.m. tomorrow afternoon or 30 minutes after they complete second-round play in the PGA Championship to commit to the Wyndham field. In addition, they may withdraw from the field any time prior to the commitment deadline or after the PGA Championship if they feel their performance in the season’s final major changed their FedExCup standing.
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®, 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.
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