TWO-TIME MAJOR WINNER MARTIN KAYMER JOINS WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two-time Major championship winner Martin Kaymer will play the Piedmont Triad’s PGA TOUR event, the tournament announced today. The 76th annual Wyndham Championship starts Monday at Sedgefield Country Club.
Kaymer joins 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 Charl Schwartzel, Jason Dufner, Retief Goosen, Stewart Cink, Justin Leonard and Vijay Singh, Paul Casey, former world No. 1 Luke Donald, 2009 champion Ryan Moore, 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.
Kaymer claimed the 2010 PGA Championship and the 2014 U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst No. 2 where he dominated the field winning by eight strokes. A native and resident of Germany, he became the seventh player (eight times) to win the U.S. Open in wire-to-wire fashion (no ties), joining Walter Hagen (1914), James Barnes (1921), Ben Hogan (1953), Tony Jacklin (1970), Tiger Woods (2000 and ‘02) and Rory McIlroy (2011). A former No. 1 player in the world, Kaymer finished tied for 20th at the Wyndham in 2013, his only previous appearance here. A three-time European Ryder Cupper, Kaymer is 160th in the current FedExCup Point standings but 21st in the Official World Golf Rankings.
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.
Contact:Rob Goodman, Wyndham Championship Director of Media Relations