REIGNING FEDEXCUP CHAMPION JIM FURYK JOINS WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
GREENSBORO, N.C. – 2010 FedExCup champion Jim Furyk will play in the 2011
Wyndham Championship, it was announced today. The 72nd annual Wyndham
Championship presented by BB&T is set for Aug, 15-21 at Sedgefield Country
Club in Greensboro, N.C.
Furyk joins a field that already includes world No. 16 Paul Casey, world No.
17 Ian Poulter, world No. 18 Kyung-Tae Kim, world No. 19 David Toms, 2009
U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, Webb Simpson, Bill Haas, Camilo Villegas,
Trevor Immelman, 2008 champion Carl Pettersson, three-time major winner
Vijay Singh, two-time major winner Angel Cabrera, 2007 champion Brandt
Snedeker, 1997 British Open winner Justin Leonard, Louis Oosthuizen, Anthony
Kim, two-time Wyndham winners Rocco Mediate and Davis Love III, Boo Weekley,
John Daly, Tommy “two gloves” Gainey and defending champion Arjun Atwal.
Furyk enjoyed a spectacular season last year. When he won the TOUR
Championship and clinched the FedExCup title, he joined previous FedExCup
winners Tiger Woods (2007, ’09) and Vijay Singh(2008). He was named the
2010 PGA TOUR player of the year. With Furyk and Singh in the field, the
Wyndham now boasts two of the three previous champions of the FedExCup.
Furyk is 25th in the official world golf rankings and 73rd in the current
FedExCup point standings. He has two top-10 finishes among his 13 made cuts
in 20 events this season. This year’s appearance will be Furyk’s 12th
Wyndham Championship. He played 11 consecutive years from 1994 through
2004. His best finish came in 1999 when he finished in second place.
“Adding Jim Furyk is a powerful addition to a very strong field,” Wyndham
Championship tournament director Mark Brazil said. “In my 10 years, this is
by far the best field we’ve had here. The Wyndham will be a treat for
Piedmont Triad golf fans. There’s no doubt we’ll have some for the biggest
names in golf here, and I can’t wait for the competition to get started next
Players have until 5 p.m. today or 30 minutes after they complete
second-round play in the PGA Championship to commit to the Wyndham field.
In addition, they may withdraw from the field any time prior to the
commitment deadline or after the PGA Championship if they feel their
performance in the season’s final major changed their FedExCup standing.