GREENSBORO, N.C. – 2012 Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III will play in the Wyndham Championship again this year, it was announced today. The 73rd annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 13-19, 2012.
Love is competing in the Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in England this week. He joins a Wyndham field that includes 2012 U.S. Open Champion and defending Wyndham winner Webb Simpson, 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas and two-time 2012 PGA TOUR winner Jason Dufner.
Love, who won the Piedmont Triad’s PGA TOUR event in 1992 and 2006, will be making his 18th appearance at the Wyndham; he finished tied for 12th last year. He is third on the tournament’s all-time earnings list with $1,416,456, and he ranks sixth in PGA TOUR career earnings with $41,868,857. The University of North Carolina alumnus has made eight cuts in 12 tournaments this year; he finished tied for third at the FedEx St. Jude Classic posting his highest finish this season. He has 20 PGA TOUR wins including the 1997 PGA Championship.
“Anytime Davis Love III plays in our tournament, it is big news,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “He’s one of our all-time greatest champions, and being the Ryder Cup Captain is a major achievement in Davis’ career. We are honored that he chose to play the Wyndham during such a busy and important time.”
Love has represented the United States of America on 19 different teams. He played on the Ryder Cup team six times, the President’s Cup team six times, the World Cup team five times, the Walker Cup team once and the Dunhill Cup team once.
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 seventh-oldest event on the PGA TOUR. Tickets will be available soon at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, McConnell Golf, Sunbrella®, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship 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.