NO. 8 IN FEDEXCUP POINTS, PAUL CASEY JOINS WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Wyndham Championship field took an important step with the addition of Paul Casey, who is ranked eighth in the current FedExCup point standings and No. 15 in the Official World Golf Rankings, the tournament announced today. The 80th Wyndham Championship, which will determine the $10 Million Wyndham Rewards Top 10, is set for July 30-Aug. 4, 2019 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Casey joins defending champion Brandt Snedeker, former champions Webb Simpson, Davis Love III and Si Woo Kim as well as young guns Matthew Wolff, Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland in the field.
Casey’s commitment could be related to the new $10 Million Wyndham Rewards Top 10 bonus which will be split among the top-10 finishers in the FedExCup point standings following the Wyndham Championship. Casey is currently 746 points out of first place, but with a 500-point boost for winning the Wyndham Championship, he could jump as high as fourth in the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 (based on the current FedExCup point standings) increasing his end-of-season bonus from $600,000 to $1.1 Million. Casey leads 11th-place Jon Rahm by 248 points so playing the Wyndham will also help secure his place in the final Wyndham Rewards Top 10.
Casey finished third in the 2015 Wyndham Championship, the most recent of his six previous appearances. He is a three-time PGA TOUR winner including the 2018 and ’19 Valspar Championships. In addition to his win earlier this season in Tampa, Fla., he finished second at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, tied for third at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship, tied for fourth at the Wells Fargo Championship and tied for fifth at the Travelers Championship. A native of England formerly ranked No. 3 in the World, he represented the European Team in the Ryder Cup four times.
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. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Rewards and presenting sponsor BB&T for their continued support. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com and the tournament’s social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.
About Wyndham Rewards:
Recently named the number one hotel rewards program by readers of USA TODAY, Wyndham Rewards® is the world’s most generous rewards program with more than 30,000 hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. Designed for the everyday traveler, members earn a guaranteed 1,000 points with every qualified stay and may redeem points for a wide-range of rewards, including free nights at any of more than 9,000 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through partnership with Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND) and others. Wyndham Rewards has over 75 million enrolled members around the globe. Join for free today at www.wyndhamrewards.com. You’ve earned this.®
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company, with approximately 9,200 hotels across more than 80 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 812,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, La Quinta®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection®, and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services, with more than 400 properties under management. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers more than 75 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rental properties globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About Wyndham Destinations:
Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND) believes in putting the world on vacation. As the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, Wyndham Destinations offers everyday travelers the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation experience while enjoying the quality, flexibility and value that Wyndham delivers. The company’s global presence in 110 countries means more vacation choices for its four million members and owner families, with 220 resorts that offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model – including vacation club brands CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, and Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham – 4,300+ affiliated resorts through RCI, the world’s leader in vacation exchange, and 10,000 rental properties from coast to coast through Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business. Year after year, a worldwide team of 25,000 associates delivers exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a lifetime. At Wyndham Destinations, our world is your destination. Learn more at wyndhamdestinations.com.
Courtesy of Rob Goodman, Wyndham Championship Director of Media Relations