Spectator Experience a Focus at the 76th Annual Wyndham Championship

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SPECTATOR EXPERIENCE A FOCUS AT THE 76TH ANNUAL WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 76th annual Wyndham Championship is now just two weeks away, and as fans begin making plans to Escape to the Wyndham, many fan-friendly venues await. Fans holding grounds tickets have access to covered grandstands throughout the course as well as each of the attractions, public viewing areas and concessions areas listed below.

New in 2015:
-Premier Parking South: The Wyndham Championship has a new parking area this year – Premier Parking South at Furnitureland South. This new parking area replaces the previous location at GTCC. Furnitureland South is located in Jamestown right off business 85 offering easy access and a short shuttle ride to Sedgefield Country Club. The tournament’s other premier parking location remains at American Furniture Warehouse on Gate City Blvd. (Formerly High Point Road)

-Sunbrella ®Carolina Craft Beer Lawn

Grab a cold beer from a selection of seven different North Carolina Craft Breweries and watch the Wyndham under a Sunbrella® umbrella. This open-air tent is located between the 9th green and the 10th tee.

-Tito’s Vodka Lounge: A second location is new this year. Located to the players’ right of the 9th green and the new second lounge on the player’s left of the 15th fairway, this elevated and covered structure houses a bar that features specialty drinks made with Tito’s Vodka and other concessions items. Watch approach shots into the tricky ninth green or see PGA TOUR professionals try to reach the par five 15th green in two shots.
Attractions:

-Bridgestone Performance Center: Stop into the Bridgestone Performance center to hit some Bridgestone golf balls in the hitting bay and learn which ball is best for your swing.

-EXPO Row: Visit Piedmont Triad businesses to see their local offerings on EXPO Row located between Margaritaville at the Wyndham and the first fairway.

-Key to Wyn: Wyndham Worldwide offers vacation destinations all over the world. Experience a mountain ski lodge during August inside Wyndham’s frigid “Key to Wyn” location. Swipe the hotel room key received at the front entrance for a chance to win spectacular prizes (including Wyndham vacations!), hop on a ski simulator and take a break from the heat.

-Polo Golf Merchandise Shop: Located in the pro shop inside the Sedgefield clubhouse, the Polo Golf Merchandise Shop is open to the public. The shop features Polo Golf & Nike apparel, along with hats, umbrellas, pin flags and more! Be sure to pick up those important tournament keepsakes – maybe even grab an early Christmas present. And for anyone that misses the Polo Golf Merchandise Shop, a satellite location is at the end of Expo Row on the way back to the parking shuttles.

-Sand Sculpture: Visit this area to watch artists craft intricate sand sculptures featuring images of past champions and iconic logos from a huge pile of sand located near the Donald Ross bust.

-Wyndham Beach: The “sweet spot” at the Wyndham is the best place on the course to watch golf. From the left of the 15th green or the right of the 17th tee, watch play on the 15th, 16th and 17th holes. Look across the lake for a perfect view of the Wyndham beach.

-Adirondack Alley: Looking for a laid back spot to watch some world class golf during an Escape to the Wyndham? Settle into one of these relaxing chairs around the 17th green and watch PGA TOUR golfers challenge this typical Donald Ross green and shoot for a late-round birdie.
Public Viewing Areas and Concessions:

-Margaritaville at the Wyndham: When the sun begins to sink toward the horizon, finish an escape to the Wyndham with island-inspired live music, a cheeseburger in paradise and a frozen concoction at Margaritaville at the Wyndham. Experience the tournament’s most festive atmosphere in this enormous tent located adjacent to the Sedgefield clubhouse with live music most afternoons.

-BB&T Fan Pavilion: This massive tent to the player’s left of the 9th green is everyone’s hospitality tent! The BB&T Fan Pavilion features a plethora of seating with concessions available for purchase. Upscale bathrooms are located at the bottom of the stairs.

-Sunbrella® Comfort Zone: While following players around the back nine, take a break in this concessions tent perched above the 12th green with one of the best views of golf at Sedgefield. Park on comfortable Sunbrella® furniture and enjoy a waffle ice cream sandwich under the huge Sunbrella® umbrellas.

-Practice Range: Ever wonder how the pros practice when they hit balls at the range? Find out at the Wyndham Championship practice range. Watch PGA TOUR professionals hone their skills.

-Putting Green: The putting green is a great place to watch PGA TOUR professionals learn the nuances of Sedgefield’s Champion Bermuda grass greens. Golfers often stop here immediately before they start their rounds.

-Autograph Zone: This location is the best place to seek player autographs. After PGA TOUR golfers sign their scorecards and exit the scoring trailer, they will usually stop to sign autographs. The autograph zone is adjacent to the scoring area between the ninth and 18th greens.

-Military Outpost (Military Only): Current or former member of the military are welcome in the Military Outpost for complimentary food and beverages in this hospitality tent located between the 10th and 18th fairways. To all our veterans and current members of the military, thank you for your service!

-Cadillac Platform: The Cadillac platform offers a great view of the 10th green; this facility is open only to Cadillac ticketed guests. The general public is welcome to visit the Cadillac expo located behind the Cadillac platform.

About the Wyndham 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 sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. Tickets are available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, DeJoy/Wos Family Foundation, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, 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 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.

Rob Goodman, Wyndham Championship Director of Media Relations


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