GREENSBORO, N.C. – Anthony Kim, the No. 14 player in the current Official World Golf Rankings, will play the Wyndham Championship, it was announced today. The 71st Wyndham Championship begins Monday, Aug. 16 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Kim is currently 13th in the FedExCup point standings, and he is the highest-ranked player to join the Wyndham field so far. He won the Shell Houston Open in April and finished third at the Masters the following week. After finishing tied for seventh at the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, the Los Angeles native had hand surgery and did not make another start until last week’s World Golf Championship in Akron, Ohio.
Kim joins a Wyndham Championship field that already includes 2008 Masters winner Trevor Immelman, 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, two-time Wyndham winners Davis Love III and Rocco Mediate, John Daly, David Duval, David Toms and the last three Wyndham Championship winners, Ryan Moore, Carl Pettersson and Brandt Snedeker.
“I’m looking forward to being a part of the Wyndham Championship next week,” said Kim. “I’m excited to be back playing and want to pick up where I left off before having hand surgery earlier in the year. I’d love nothing more than to be able to do that with a good showing at the Wyndham Championship.”
Kim has four top-10 finishes in eight starts this season and is a three-time PGA TOUR winner. In addition to this year’s win, he won the AT&T National and the Quail Hollow Championship in 2008. He played for the victorious United States team in last year’s Presidents Cup and the 2008 Ryder Cup. He is currently sixth in the 2010 Ryder Cup point standings.
“This announcement is huge news for the Wyndham Championship and Piedmont Triad golf fans,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “Anthony Kim is an absolute superstar on the PGA TOUR, and he has excelled at every level. He’s played in the Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup, and he’s won three times already. That’s a major statement for a 25-year-old.”
The 2010 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 16-22 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Tickets are available at wyndhamchampionship.com, through the tournament office or at any Piedmont-Triad Harris Teeter location. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide and Premier Partners, BB&T, Flow Automotive, Harris Teeter 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.