GREENSBORO, N.C. – Nick Watney and Charles Howell III have joined the field for next week’s Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 74th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 12-18, 2013.
These players join a field that also includes defending champion Sergio Garcia, reigning FedExCup champion and 2007 Wyndham winner Brandt Snedeker, 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas, 2011 Wyndham winner and 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, Wyndham winners Davis Love III, Carl Pettersson and K.J. Choi as well as major winners Vijay Singh, Zach Johnson, David Toms, Lucas Glover, Stewart Cink and Mike Weir, Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama and European stars Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Nicolas Colsaerts and Paul Casey.
Watney is 56th in the current FedExCup point standings and 31st in the Official World Golf Rankings. The five-time PGA TOUR winner finished tied for fourth at the Farmers Insurance Open for his best finish of the season. Watney will be making his fifth Wyndham Championship appearance. He finished tied for 31st last year and tied for sixth in 2006 for his best finish here.
Howell is 23rd in the current FedExCup point standings and 82nd in the Official World Golf Rankings. He finished tied for second at the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation for his best finish of the season. Howell is making his fourth-consecutive Wyndham appearance and his sixth overall. He finished tied for 31st last year but recorded his career-best Wyndham finish in 2011 when he finished tied for fourth. He was a three-time AJGA All-American and the 1996 AJGA player of the year but did not play in the FJ Invitational.
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. Two-for-one good-any-day tickets are available for purchase at Piedmont Triad Harris Teeter locations with a VIC Card; other tickets are available 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. Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube.