Wyndham Tournament news with Snedeker and Pettersson returning

Posted by Press Release on July 24, 2012 at 2:15 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

FORMER CHAMPIONS BRANDT SNEDEKER, CARL PETTERSSON HIGHLIGHT LATEST WYNDHAM PLAYER COMMITMENTS

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former Wyndham winners Brandt Snedeker and Carl
Pettersson highlight the most recent group of players making commitments to
the Wyndham Championship field, it was announced today. Also joining the
field are Boo Weekley, Chris DiMarco and Gary Woodland. These players join
a field that includes defending champion and U.S. Open Champion Webb
Simpson, 2012 Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III, 2011 FedExCup champion Bill
Haas and Jason Dufner. The 73rd annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug.
13-19, 2012.

2007 Wyndham winner Brandt Snedeker returns to Sedgefield this year after
finishing tied for third at the Open Championship in England last weekend.
Earlier this season, he won the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, Calif.
Snedeker is 18th in the current FedExCup point standings and 24th in the
Official World Golf Rankings. He has four top-10 finishes in the 14
tournaments he has played this season. The Vanderbilt University alumnus
won the inaugural Wyndham Championship and went onto become the PGA TOUR
Rookie of the Year that season. This year’s tournament will be Snedeker’s
sixth consecutive appearance here; he is sixth in career Wyndham
Championship earnings with $1,225,839.

2008 champion Carl Pettersson will play the Wyndham again this year. The NC
State alumnus and former Greensboro resident holds multiple tournament
records including 36-hole score (125), 54-hole score (191) and 72-hole score
(259, 21 under par). Pettersson is eighth in the current FedExCup point
standings and 39th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Pettersson is
making his 10th consecutive Wyndham appearance; he finished tied for fourth
last year, one of his three top-five finishes here. He is second in career
Wyndham Championship earnings with $1,472,880.

Weekley is a fan favorite at the Wyndham Championship; he finished tied for
third at the Puerto Rico Open and tied for sixth at the RBC Heritage in
Hilton Head, S.C. where he won in 2007 and ’08. This year’s Wyndham
appearance will be Weekley’s fifth overall and fourth consecutive; his best
finish here came in 2009 when he finished tied for 32nd. He is 117th in the
current FedExCup point standings.

DiMarco will make his 10th Wyndham Championship appearance next month; his
best finish here came in 1995 when he finished tied for 19th. A three-time
PGA TOUR winner, DiMarco is 123rd in the current FedExCup point standings.
He finished tied for sixth at the John Deere Classic two weeks ago where he
posted four consecutive rounds in the 60s.

Woodland will be making his first Wyndham Championship appearance. He
turned professional in 2007 and joined the PGA TOUR in 2011 after attending
the University of Kansas. He won the 2011 Transitions Championship in Tampa,
Fla. and added five additional top-10 finishes last season. He is 132nd in
the current FedExCup point standings and 85th in the Official World Golf
Rankings.

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 will be available soon
at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The
tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T
and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, McConnell Golf, SunbrellaR,
Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. 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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