Good news for Wyndham Championship:Wyndham Extends Title Sponsorship of Wyndham Championship through 2016

Posted by Andy Durham on August 2, 2011 at 5:34 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Wyndham Extends Title Sponsorship of Wyndham Championship through 2016

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR and Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN)
announced today that Wyndham has extended its title sponsorship of the
Wyndham Championship, one of the TOUR’s longest-running tournaments, for
four years through 2016.

The 2011 Wyndham Championship will be contested August 15-21 at the
Donald-Ross designed Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. with
10-time international winner Arjun Atwal set to defend his maiden PGA TOUR
title. The Wyndham Championship is the 37th and final tournament in the PGA
TOUR Regular Season and plays a pivotal role in the race to the PGA TOUR
Playoffs for the FedExCup. The event offers the final opportunity for
players to improve their seeding heading into the Playoffs, or in some
instances, move into the top 125 to qualify for the first Playoff event, The
Barclays.

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Wyndham Worldwide,
especially given the critical role the Wyndham Championship has played in
the schedule as the final event in the PGA TOUR Regular Season,” said Tim
Finchem, PGA TOUR commissioner. “Thanks to Wyndham Worldwide’s partnership,
the Wyndham Championship has received tremendous support in the region, and
our players have embraced the event, its leadership and the golf course at
Sedgefield Country Club. These factors have all played a large impact on the
increases in the tournament’s charitable giving since Wyndham signed on as
title sponsor in 2007.”

In the five years since Wyndham Worldwide joined the Piedmont Triad’s PGA
TOUR event, the Wyndham Championship has provided more than $1 million in
charitable impact annually to organizations including the tournament’s
official charity, Wishes By Wyndham. Other charitable organizations that
have benefited from the Wyndham Championship include Victory Junction, The
First Tee of the Triad, the Kevin Harvick Foundation, the American Junior
Golf Association Ace Grant, the Crosby Scholars Community Partnership,
Multiple Sclerosis of Central North Carolina and the Piedmont Triad
Partnership, the organization that promotes central North Carolina
regionalism.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with the PGA TOUR and extend the
legacy of the Wyndham Championship in the Piedmont Triad,” said Stephen P.
Holmes, chairman and CEO of Wyndham Worldwide. “The PGA TOUR and Wyndham
Worldwide remain a great fit, as both hold a commitment to excellence, a
dedication for others through philanthropy and a great appreciation for the
time to enjoy one’s passions.”

“We are proud to extend our agreement with our wonderful partners at Wyndham
Worldwide,” said Bobby Long, Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation Board of
Directors chairman. “On behalf of the entire region, we are very
appreciative of Wyndham Worldwide’s continued support and the stability it
provides our PGA TOUR event. Steve Holmes, Franz Hanning, Geoff Ballotti,
Eric Danziger and the many wonderful people from Wyndham Worldwide are such
fun to work with and have become great friends. We couldn’t ask for better
partners in our quest to make the Wyndham Championship A++ in every way.”

About Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

As one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide
offers individual consumers and business-to-business customers a broad suite
of hospitality services and products across various accommodation
alternatives and price ranges through its premier portfolio of
world-renowned brands. Wyndham Worldwide encompasses approximately 7,380
franchised hotels and vacation ownership resorts with approximately 633,700
rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals offers leisure travelers,
including its 3.8 million members, access to approximately 97,000 vacation
properties located in approximately 100 countries. Wyndham Vacation
Ownership develops, markets and sells vacation ownership interests and
provides consumer financing to owners through its network of vacation
ownership resorts serving nearly 815,000 owners throughout North America,
the Caribbean and the South Pacific. Wyndham Worldwide, headquartered in
Parsippany, N.J., employs approximately 26,000 employees globally.

For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit the Company’s
website at www.wyndhamworldwide.com


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