FORMER FEDEXCUP CHAMPION BILLY HORSCHEL, MAJOR WINNER JASON DUFNER JOIN WYNDHAM FIELD
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel and Major winner Jason Dufner will play the 2017 Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 78th annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 14-20, 2017 at Sedgefield Country Club.
These players join three-time Wyndham winner Davis Love III, 2011 Wyndham winner Webb Simpson, defending champion Si Woo Kim, 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas, former world No. 1 Luke Donald and 2010 U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell in the field.
Horschel stormed through the 2014 FedExCup Playoffs winning the BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola to claim the 2014 FedExCup championship and its $10 Million prize. He won the AT&T Byron Nelson earlier this season and has three additional top-five finishes. The four-time PGA TOUR winner is 22nd in the current FedExCup point standings and 45th in the Official World Golf Rankings. The University of Florida alumnus is making his sixth Wyndham Championship appearance; he finished tied for fifth last year in his best Wyndham finish to date.
Dufner won the 2013 PGA Championship and has four additional PGA TOUR wins including this season’s Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide. In addition to his win, he finished tied for fifth at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans earlier this year. The Auburn University alumnus will make his 10th Wyndham Championship appearance this year; he finished tied for seventh in 2012 for his best finish and wound up tied for 22nd here last year. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dufner is 21st in the FedExCup point standings, 30th 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 http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com, www.Ticketmaster.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® and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information and sponsorship information are available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com. Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube.
About Wyndham Worldwide:
Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) is one of the largest global hospitality companies, providing travelers with access to a collection of trusted hospitality brands in hotels, vacation ownership, and unique accommodations including vacation exchange, holiday parks, and managed home rentals. With a collective inventory of nearly 130,000 places to stay across more than 110 countries on six continents, Wyndham Worldwide and its 38,000 associates welcome people to experience travel the way they want. This is enhanced by Wyndham Rewards®, the Company’s re-imagined guest loyalty program across its businesses, which is making it simpler for members to earn more rewards and redeem their points faster. For more information, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.