Tuesday Notes from the Wyndham Golf Championship

Posted by Press Release on August 18, 2015 at 10:49 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

Ticket Update: Three Greensboro Harris Teeter locations have a new supply of Wyndham Championship “Good-Any-Day” tickets. Shoppers with a VIC card can purchase two for the price of one. The stores receiving additional tickets are the Adams Farm, Friendly Shopping Center and Guilford College locations. This allotment represents the end of the “Good-Any-Day” tickets for this year’s tournament. Fans are strongly encouraged to purchase advance tickets at www.wyndhamchampionship.com when the Harris Teeter supply is gone.

Parking Reminder: Public parking will be located at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex starting Wednesday and remain there through Sunday. Premier Public Parking is also available at both American Furniture Warehouse on Gate City Blvd., and at Furnitureland South in Jamestown.

Birdies Fore Backpacks Check Presentation: At 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Wishes by Wyndham will make a donation to Birdies Fore Backpacks. Defending champion Camilo Villegas and Wyndham Worldwide Chairman and CEO Steve Holmes will be a part of the presentation located at the Wishes by Wyndham Arch near the practice putting green.

Charlie Sifford Plaque: Earlier today, the Wyndham Championship and Sedgefield Country Club unveiled a plaque in memory of the late Charlie Sifford adjacent to the Wall of Champions behind the ninth green. In 1961, when Mose Kiser Jr. and his colleagues began preparations for the 1961 Greater Greensboro Open at Sedgefield Country Club, the Civil Rights Act was still some four years down the road and the impact of the Feb. 1, 1960, Greensboro sit-ins at Woolworth’s was just beginning to be felt across the nation. With full support from the host club, Sedgefield, the tournament decided it was time to open its arms across the racial divide and issued a personal invitation to Charlie Sifford to participate in the 1961 tournament. Sifford, a seasoned and accomplished competitor who grew up caddying in Charlotte, graciously accepted, becoming the first African-American to play in a PGA TOUR event in the South. Sifford had already played in a TOUR event in California. Sifford led the first round with a 68, trailed by only three strokes after three rounds and wound up tied for fourth behind winner Mike Souchak, Sam Snead and Billy Maxwell. Six months later, the Caucasian Clause was removed from the PGA bylaws.

Rob Goodman
Wyndham Championship Director of Media Relations


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