GREENSBORO, N.C. – World No. 8 Louis Oosthuizen and 2019 U.S. Open Champion Gary Woodland will play next month’s Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 82nd annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-15, 2021 at Sedgefield Country Club.
These players join two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, major winners Jason Day, Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari, Tommy Fleetwood, two-time Wyndham champion Brandt Snedeker, 2011 Wyndham champion and 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, East Carolina University alum Harold Varner III, Will Zalatoris and 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas in the tournament field.
Oosthuizen is No. 6 in the FedExCup point standings, No. 8 in the Official World Golf Rankings and No. 3 in the European Tour Race to Dubai point standings. A native and resident of South Africa, Oosthuizen hasn’t won this season but his last three finishes were second at the U.S. Open, tied for third at The Open Championship and tied for second at last week’s 3M Open. In addition, he finished tied for second at the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island and second at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The 2010 Open Championship is his only PGA TOUR victory, but he has 13 international wins. He played for the Presidents Cup international team in 2013, ’15, ’17 and ’19 and will make his first Wyndham Championship appearance next month.
Woodland won the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach beating Brooks Koepka by three strokes. The University of Kansas alumnus is a four-time PGA TOUR winner. He hasn’t won yet this season but finished fifth at the Wells Fargo Championship, tied for sixth at the Valero Texas Open and tied for 11th at the 3M Open last weekend. He is 119th in the FedExCup point standings and 71st in the Official World Golf Rankings and will make his second Wyndham Championship appearance; he missed the cut here in 2012. Woodland supports junior golf through his namesake American Junior Golf Association event, the Gary Woodland Championship in Lawrence, Kan. He represented the United States in the 2019 Presidents Cup.
About the Wyndham Championship:
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. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Rewards and presenting sponsor Truist for their continued support. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com and the tournament’s social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.
About Wyndham Rewards:
Named the number one hotel rewards program by readers of USA TODAY, Wyndham Rewards® is the world’s most generous rewards program with more than 50,000 hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. Designed for the everyday traveler, members earn a guaranteed 1,000 points with every qualified stay and may redeem points for a range of rewards, including free nights at approximately 9,000 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through affiliation with Wyndham Destinations and others. Wyndham Rewards has 89 million enrolled members around the globe. Join for free today at www.wyndhamrewards.com. You’ve earned this.®
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties, with approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 798,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 21 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers 89 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About Wyndham Destinations:
Wyndham Destinations is the world’s largest vacation ownership business operating more than 245 vacation club resorts around the world that offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model. The brand portfolio – featuring Club Wyndham®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham, and Shell Vacations Club – offers travelers the chance to own their vacation and explore places they’ve never visited before, year after year. More than 850,000 owners enjoy stays in a home away from home, featuring spacious suites with separate bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, as well as resort-style amenities and services. Learn more at WyndhamDestinations.com.
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