MAJOR CHAMPIONS ZACH JOHNSON, LUCAS GLOVER WILL PLAY WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two-time Major winner Zach Johnson and U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover will play next week’s Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 80th Wyndham Championship, which will determine the $10 Million Wyndham Rewards Top 10, is next week at Sedgefield Country Club.
Johnson, a 12-time PGA TOUR winner, won the Masters in 2007 and the Open Championship in 2015. He has three previous Wyndham Championship appearances but has not played the Wyndham since 2013 when he finished tied for fifth. The Iowa native played in the Ryder Cup in 2006, ’10, ’12, ’14 and ’16. He played the Presidents Cup in 2007, ’09, ’13 and ’15. His best finishes this season are tied for seventh at the RSM Classic, tied for 16th at the RBC Heritage and tied for 24th at the Valspar Championship. He is 116th in the Official World Golf Rankings and 150th in the current FedExCup point standings.
Glover won the 2009 U.S. Open Championship at Bethpage Black in New York. After missing last year’s Wyndham Championship while recovering from knee surgery ending a streak of 14-consecutive appearances here, Glover will make his 15th Wyndham Championship start next week. The Clemson University alumnus has six top-10 finishes this season including tied for fourth at The Honda Classic and tied for seventh at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He is 30th in the current FedExCup point standings and 76th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He finished tied for 20th yesterday at the Open Championship in Ireland.
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