courtesy of Rob Goodman at 3G Sports….
GREENSBORO, N.C. â€“ The 71st annual Wyndham Championship is just three weeks away;
below are some pre-tournament notes for the PGA TOUR event set for Aug. 16-22 at
Sedgefield Country Club.
â–º The Field: With three weeks to go until tournament week, the Wyndham
Championship field is still taking shape. As PGA TOUR golfers keep an eye on the
FedExCup point standings, they will refine their schedules so it is still early.
Among the players who have made recent commitments to play the Piedmont Triadâ€™s PGA
TOUR event are 2009 Wyndham winner Ryan Moore, 2008 winner Carl Pettersson, 2007
winner Brandt Snedeker, 2009 U.S. Open Champion Lucas Glover, Stuart Appleby, Boo
Weekley, David Duval, David Toms, two-time winner Rocco Mediate and Wake Forest
alumni Webb Simpson and Bill Haas, Henrik Stenson and Richard Johnson, winner of
last weekendâ€™s Scandinavian Masters in Stockholm, Sweden. Four of the tournamentâ€™s
eight sponsor exemptions have been given to 1990 Wyndham winner Steve Elkington,
two-time major winner John Daly, High Pointâ€™s Drew Weaver and the winner of the AJGA
FootJoy Invitational, Tanner Kesterson.
â–º New Parking: The Wyndham Championship has revised its parking arrangements.
On Monday, Aug. 16 and Tuesday, Aug. 17, all public parking will be at Legacy
Paddle Sports on High Point Road, just north of the intersection with Guilford
College Road. Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week, the following parking
arrangements will be available:
â– Legacy Paddle Sports will be the VIP Parking location only.
â– Public Parking will be located at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
â– People who live in High Point, Jamestown or the Southern Piedmont will
have access to
the South Parking lot located on Guilford College Road near High Point Road. Only
the top portion of this lot will be available.
â– Volunteer parking will remain at the former Jefferson Pilot campus on
High Point Road.
â–º Television Times Expanded; Radio Times Announced: The Wyndham Championship
will be a part of Golf Channelâ€™s weekend bonus coverage for the first time this
year. Golf Channel coverage will be 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on both Thursday, Aug. 19
and Friday, Aug. 20. For the third and fourth rounds on Saturday, Aug, 21 and 22,
Golf Channel will provide bonus coverage from Noon until 1:30. CBS Sports will
televise the remainder of the third and fourth rounds from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio will broadcast all four tournament days from Noon until 6
p.m. with a highlight show from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. each day.
â–º Kelly King is Honorary Chair: Kelly S. King, chairman and CEO of BB&T
Corporation, is the Wyndham Championshipâ€™s Honorary Chairman for the second
consecutive year. As honorary chairman, King serves as ambassador for one of the
PGA TOURâ€™s longest running events, which provides important economic benefits for
the region and the state. King also provides valuable leadership to the Piedmont
Triad region as chairman of the Piedmont Triad Partnership. The two go hand-in-hand
as they both serve to promote and unite the people and businesses of the Piedmont
â–º BB&T Fan Pavilion: In a constant effort to improve the Wyndham Championship
fan experience, the BB&T Fan Pavilion, a hospitality area for the masses, will debut
this year. This 80 x 60 tent near the ninth green offers free admission to anyone
with a ticket. The BB&T Fan Pavilion is a place for fans to get out of the sun and
take a break from following the tournament. Food and beverage will be available for
purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the BB&T Fan Pavilion will also be a
refuge from the rain.
â–º Natty Greeneâ€™s Beer Garden and Party Deck: Itâ€™s the last of the three
holes making up the â€œSweet Spotâ€ at Sedgefield Country Club, and it could very well
be THE place to be during the Wyndham Championship. The Natty Greeneâ€™s Beer Garden
and Party Deck Presented by Rock 92 will be located at the 17th green. Itâ€™s an
open-air party deck with stadium seating, lunch, beer, wine and soft drinks, and a
ticket includes grounds admission for the tournament. Tickets are $125 per day; for
more information, please visit www.wyndhamchampionship.com
â–º Hospitality Sales Update: Wyndham Championship hospitality sales continue
to sail along at a brisk pace. With three weeks remaining until the tournament,
on-course hospitality venues at holes 10, 16, 17 and 18 are sold out. One skybox
remains for sale at the par five 15th hole. The New Breed Logistics Pro-Am on
Wednesday, Aug. 18 is sold out, but some teams remain for the Kevin Harvick
Foundation Pro-Am presented by Technology Concepts & Design on Monday, Aug. 16. Some
off-course hospitality is still available in the Champions Club located inside the
Sedgefield Country Club clubhouse.
â–º Bring Your VIC Card: Wyndham Championship good-any-day tickets will be
available at Piedmont Triad-area Harris Teeter stores beginning this Friday, July
30. Harris Teeter customers with a VIC card will receive a $10 discount on
good-any-day tickets, making it $25 instead of the regular $35 price. Tournament
tickets are also available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com
â–º Sunbrella Kid Zone: The Wyndham Championship Sunbrella Kid Zone returns
this year. The new and improved version of the Kid Zone will include a third
inflatable slide. Slushies will be available for sale with half of the proceeds
going to Wishes by Wyndham, a charitable program from Wyndham Worldwide.
â–º Will Call Location: Wyndham Championship Will Call is once again located
just inside the tournament grounds behind the Sedgefield Country Club practice
facility. The BB&T mobile banking center will house the Will Call location.
The 2010 Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 16-22 at Sedgefield Country Club in
Greensboro, N.C. Tickets are available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com
tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide and Premier Partners, BB&T, Flow
Automotive, Harris Teeter and VF Corporation for their continued support.
Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship
information, is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com
379-1570. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit