WORLD NO. 8 HENRIK STENSON JOINS WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Henrik Stenson, the No. 8 golfer in the world who played on the European Ryder Cup team last fall, will play next week’s Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 78th annual Wyndham Championship begins Monday at Sedgefield Country Club.
Stenson joins World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els, 2018 United States Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk, Andrew “Beef” Johnston, three-time Wyndham winner Davis Love III, 2011 Wyndham winner Webb Simpson, defending champion Si Woo Kim, former FedExCup champions Bill Haas and Billy Horschel, former world No. 1 Luke Donald and Major championship winners Jason Dufner, Graeme McDowell and Stewart Cink in the field.
Currently ranked No. 8 in the Official World Golf Rankings and No. 84 in the FedExCup point standings, Stenson won the 2013 FedExCup championship. A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Stenson has five PGA TOUR wins, including the 2013 TOUR Championship and the 2016 Open Championship, to his credit in addition to 13 international victories. He has not won this season but finished tied for second at the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and tied for seventh at the Valspar Championship for his best finishes of the season.
Stenson represented the European team in the Ryder Cup four times including 2016 and claimed the silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. He and gold medal winner Justin Rose reached the 72nd hole tied for the lead at 15 under par. Rose birdied and won the gold while Stenson bogeyed and took silver. He will make his fourth Wyndham Championship appearance next week – his first since 2012.
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.