GREENSBORO, N.C. –Two-time Wyndham winner Davis Love III, Angel Cabrera and Justin Leonard, all major championship winners, 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. 18 Kyung-Tae Kim, 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, Webb Simpson, Bill Haas, world No. 19 David Toms, 2008 champion Carl Pettersson, three-time major winner Vijay Singh, 2007 champion Brandt Snedeker, Charles Howell III, two-time Wyndham winner Rocco Mediate, Boo Weekley, Stuart Appleby, John Daly, Kyle Stanley and defending champion Arjun Atwal.
Love, who won the Piedmont Triad’s PGA TOUR event in 1992 and 2006, will be making his 17th appearance at the Wyndham. He is second on the tournament’s all-time earnings list with $1, 314,536. The 2012 United States Ryder Cup captain has made 10 cuts in 16 tournaments this year and has a runner-up among three top-10 finishes in 2011. He has 20 PGA TOUR wins including the 1997 PGA Championship.
Cabrera will be making his first Wyndham Championship appearance. The golfer from Argentina won the Masters in 2009 and finished seventh there this year. Cabrera also won the 2007 U.S. Open; both of his two PGA TOUR wins are major championships. He has 17 international wins.
Leonard is making his third Wyndham appearance; one year ago, he was one of several golfers tied for the lead late in the final round but faded late to finish tied for third in his best finish here. He has never finished lower than 16th at the Wyndham Championship. He has 12 PGA TOUR wins including the 1997 British Open 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 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® 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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