GREENSBORO, N.C. – The world’s No. 1 amateur golfer, Danny Lee, is among players on the Wyndham Championship’s final exemption list. In addition, Rocco Mediate, Angel Cabrera and J.B. Holmes have withdrawn from the Wyndham field, it was announced today. Mediate withdrew to spend time with his family; Cabrera and Holmes did not provide reasons for their withdrawals.
Lee, the Rotorua, New Zealand golfer was the medalist in qualifying for the United States Amateur on Pinehurst’s No. 2 course next week. He also recently won the Western Amateur.
Andrew McLardy, a European Tour player living in Greensboro has accepted an exemption. McLardy tied for 14th in the Barclays Scottish Open, his most recent European Tour tournament.
Jamie Lovemark, the No. 5 amateur in the world from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., will also play on a sponsor’s exemption. He finished second at this year’s North and South Amateur on Pinehurst’s No. 2 course.
Kevin Chappell from Fresno, Calif. played golf at UCLA. A day after winning the NCAA Championship, Chappell received the Jack Nicklaus award as the best player in collegiate golf earlier this year.
Cameron Peck of Olympia, Wash. will play in the Wyndham Championship on an exemption. Peck won the 2008 AJGA FootJoy Invitational, which was played at Sedgefield Country Club in June. Exemptions for John Daly, a two-time major championship winner, and High Point, N.C. native Drew Weaver, the 2007 British Amateur champion, were previously announced.
The tournament offered exemptions to Robert Gamez, Billy Andrade, Scott McCarron, Lee Janzen, Neal Lancaster and Mark Brooks, but each of them got into the tournament without an exemption.