INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR HIDEKI MATSUYAMA JOINS WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
GREENSBORO, N.C. – International superstar Hideki Matsuyama will play the 2016 Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 77th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 15-21, 2016 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Matsuyama joins former Wyndham winners Brandt Snedeker and Webb Simpson, Wake Forest alumnus Bill Haas, Justin Thomas and Spanish stars Rafael Cabrera Bello and Jon Rahm in the field.
Matsuyama will make his fourth-consecutive Wyndham Championship appearance this year; he missed the cut last year but finished 15th in 2013. Matsuyama won the Waste Management Phoenix Open, finished tied for seventh at the Masters and the Players Championship, finished fifth at the CIMB Classic and tied for sixth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard earlier this season. He has two PGA TOUR wins and five international wins to his credit. A native and resident of Japan, Matsuyama is 19th in the Official Golf World Rankings and 20th in the current FedExCup point standings.
“Hideki is an international superstar,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “It’s a big deal that he’s back with us for the fourth straight year.”
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 http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, McConnell Golf, Sunbrella®, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information and sponsorship information are available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com. 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.