GREENSBORO, N.C. – Grass Skirts, floral shirts, snorkels, flippers, leis, straw hats and goofy hats are just some of the props used in the inaugural Wyndham Championship Tropical Wear Contest last year. In 2013, the very popular event returns for a second run, the tournament announced today. The 74th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 12-18, 2013.
2012 Tropical Wear Contest finalists appear as a group during the judging for last year’s contest. The top-three finishers in this year’s contest will again win vacations courtesy of Wyndham Worldwide. (Photo Courtesy: John Gilooly)
Fans attending the Wyndham Championship next week will have another chance to win a vacation from Wyndham Worldwide. On Saturday, Aug. 17 during the third round of the Wyndham, Piedmont Triad golf fans should come to Sedgefield in their most creative tropical outfits. Tropical wear such as beach hats, sandals, Hawaiian shirts, shorts, skirts, grass skirts, sarongs, cover-ups, scuba gear, etc. are examples of acceptable contest attire. Thong bikinis and other clothing that is not widely considered family friendly will not be eligible for the contest.
Wyndham Championship officials will be on the course Saturday looking for the best, most creative tropical outfits, and those fans whose outfits warrant tournament staff to take a picture will be invited to participate in the contest. At 4 p.m. on Saturday, the Tropical Wear contest will begin at Margaritaville at the Wyndham, which is located adjacent to the Sedgefield clubhouse. Tropical wear-clad fans can also participate in the contest by simply showing up at Margaritaville at the Wyndham prior to judging on Saturday to be a part of the official contest. WKRR – Rock 92 morning show hosts Chris Kelly and Biggie as well as Katie & Jared from WKZL Morning Show will judge the competition.
First place will receive a seven-night Wyndham stay from a Resort Condominiums International-affiliated resort. Second place will receive a three-night stay at a Club Wyndham Plus Vacation Resort, and third place will receive a two-night stay at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort at Bonnet Creek. All contestants will receive a coupon for one free drink at Margaritaville at the Wyndham.
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. Two-for-one good-any-day tickets are available for purchase at Piedmont Triad Harris Teeter locations with a VIC Card; other tickets are available 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, Sunbrella®, 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. Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube.