Pettersson, Haas and Kim join Wyndham Championship Field

Posted by Andy Durham on August 4, 2011 at 3:43 am under Professional | Comments are off for this article

CARL PETTERSSON, BILL HAAS AND KYUNG-TAE KIM JOIN WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

GREENSBORO, N.C. – 2008 Wyndham Championship winner Carl Pettersson is among
three players who 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.

Bill Haas is 12th in the current FedExCup Point standings and 38th in the
official world golf rankings. The Wake Forest alumnus returns to the
Wyndham this year for the seventh time. His best finish in the Piedmont
Triad’s PGA TOUR event came in 2009 when he finished tied for 10th. The
Haas family has a long history with the Wyndham Championship as Bill’s
father Jay made 22 appearances here, and his uncle Jerry made three.

Pettersson reset the Wyndham Championship record book when he won the
Wyndham in 2008; he set scoring records for 18 holes, 36 holes, 54 holes and
72 holes. While Arjun Atwal and Kevin Na have since equaled Pettersson’s
second-round 61, his 72-hole mark of 259, 21-under par, still stands. With
the 2011 tournament, the NC State alumnus will have made nine consecutive
appearances at the Wyndham Championship.

Kyung-Tae Kim, currently No. 21 in the Official World Golf Rankings, will
play the Wyndham Championship on a PGA TOUR foreign exemption. He was the
leading money winner on the Japan Golf Tour in 2010; he is playing at the
World Golf Championship in Akron, Ohio this week and the PGA Championship in
Atlanta next week. A native of Korea, he won the Nagashima Shigeo
Invitational Sega Sammy Cup earlier this year and has three other top-10
finishes on the Japan Golf Tour where he is a four-time winner. He finished
tied for 44th at the Masters this year.

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
www.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, SunbrellaR and VF Corporation for their
continued support. Additional tournament information, including ticket
packages and sponsorship information, is available at
www.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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