FORMER MASTERS WINNERS CHARL SCHWARTZEL, VIJAY SINGH AND TREVOR IMMELMAN JOIN WYNDHAM FIELD
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three former winners of the Masters Tournament, Charl Schwartzel, Vijay Singh and Trevor Immelman, will play the Piedmont Triad’s PGA TOUR event, the tournament announced today. The 76th annual Wyndham Championship starts Monday at Sedgefield Country Club.
These players join World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els, reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel, 2007 champion Brandt Snedeker, 2011 champion Webb Simpson, 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas, Hideki Matsuyama, Major winners Jason Dufner and Retief Goosen, Paul Casey, former world No. 1 Luke Donald, Harris English, reigning champion Camilo Villegas, two-time champion Davis Love III, 2008 winner Carl Pettersson, Brooks Koepka, 2005 champion K.J. Choi and 2010 winner Arjun Atwal in the field. “Young Guns” Justin Thomas, Ollie Schniederjans, Daniel Berger, Chesson Hadley, Patrick Rodgers and Cameron Smith are also in the field.
Schwartzel shot a final round six-under-par 66 at the 2011 Masters Tournament to take a two-stroke victory over Jason Day and Adam Scott. His Masters triumph remains his only PGA TOUR victory, but the South African has 10 international wins and was ranked sixth in the world in 2012. This year, he finished seventh at the U.S. Open and tied for ninth at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play. He played for the Presidents Cup international team in 2011 and ’13. Schwartzel is making his second Wyndham Championship appearance; he finished tied for 14th in 2012. He is 133rd in the current FedExCup point standings and 43rd in the Official World Golf Rankings.
A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Singh has 34 PGA TOUR victories including the 1998 PGA Championship, the 2000 Masters Tournament and the 2004 PGA Championship. He also has 22 international wins to his credit. A former No. 1 player in the world, he finished tied for 10th at the Valspar Championship in his best PGA TOUR finish of the season to date. Singh is making his 10th Wyndham Championship appearance; he finished tied for fourth in 2011, his best finish here. He is currently 127th in the FedExCup point standings.
Immelman won the Masters Tournament in 2008 taking a three-stroke victory over Tiger Woods. He finished that season ranked 16th in the final FedExCup point standings. A native of South Africa playing the Wyndham on a sponsor’s exemption, Immelman is making his sixth-consecutive Wyndham Championship appearance; he finished tied for 22nd in 2012 for his best finish here. He is 203rd in the current FedExCup point standings.
About the Wyndham Championship:
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 sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors. Tickets are available at wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, DeJoy/Wos Family Foundation, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, 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 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.
Contacts:Rob Goodman, Wyndham Championship Director of Media Relations