Three-time Major Champ and Hall of Fame Inductee will play at Sedgefield
GREENSBORO, N.C. â€“ Three-time major winner Vijay Singh, currently No. 10 in the Official World Golf Rankings, will play in the 2008 Wyndham Championship, it was announced today. Singh is the highest-ranked golfer to commit to the tournament to date.
Singh joins a quickly improving Wyndham Championship field that already includes defending champion Brandt Snedeker, two-time winners Davis Love, III and Rocco Mediate, Tim Clark, Carl Pettersson, Lucas Glover, David Toms and 2007 British Amateur champion Drew Weaver. Singh won The Masters in 2000 and the PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004; he has recorded 10 consecutive top-five finishes on the PGA TOUR money list.
â€œVijay returning to the Wyndham Championship is clearly great news for the tournament and golf fans throughout the Piedmont Triad,â€ tournament director Mark Brazil said. â€œVijay is a class act, and he is one of the hardest-working players on the TOUR. His record speaks for itself; every tournament wants a three-time major winner in their field.
Singh has played in the Piedmont Triadâ€™s PGA TOUR event six times and has three top-10 finishes. In addition to being ranked No. 10 in the world, the World Golf Hall of Fame member is currently ninth in FedExCup points and eighth on the PGA TOUR official money list. The Lautoka, Fiji native turned professional in 1982 and joined the PGA TOUR in 1993.
Singh has collected 31 PGA TOUR victories in addition to 22 international wins; he has won tournaments in Korea, France, Malaysia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Spain, Germany, England, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Canada and the United States.
The 2008 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-17 in Greensboro, N.C. Tickets are available online at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide and Premier Partners, AIG, BB&T Cadillac, Harris Teeter, and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament 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.
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