GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Wyndham Championship expanded its footprint again last week when its purchase of a second house near the Sedgefield Country Club clubhouse closed, the tournament announced today. The 80th annual Wyndham Championship, which will determine the $10 Million Wyndham Rewards Top 10, is set for July 30-Aug. 4, 2019.
The house, located at 5412 Dorchester Road adjacent to the 18th green behind the clubhouse, was purchased by the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation, the body that oversees tournament operations; the sale closed last week. This transaction follows the recently-announced purchase of the house at 5400 Dorchester Road, adjacent to the 10th tee.
Current plans for these properties include general maintenance and upgrades to prepare them for use as a hospitality venue or similar during the Wyndham Championship and as housing during the AJGA Wyndham Invitational in June. These transactions follow the 2017 purchase of the property between East and West Sedgefield Drives which now serves as the tournament’s “Gold Parking” area and Uber pickup/drop off location.
“As we plan for the future, these two properties make a lot of sense because of their locations, next to the 10th tee and the 18th green,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “We are still in the planning stages of what we’ll do with these two properties, but like I said when we announced the first house back in January, the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 is a game changer for the Wyndham Championship. These two properties will give us some flexibility and room for growth over the next few years as we continue to enhance our PGA TOUR event.”
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. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Rewards and presenting sponsor BB&T for their continued support. Additional tournament information is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com and the tournament’s social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.
About Wyndham Rewards:
Consistently named a best travel rewards program by U.S. News and World Report, Wyndham Rewards® is the world’s most generous loyalty program offering members a simple earning structure of a guaranteed 1,000 points for every qualified stay, along with a flat, free night redemption rate of just 15,000 points per room per night – the first of its kind for a major rewards program. Wyndham Rewards members can enjoy the benefits of the program at more than 8,000 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) properties, as well as tens of thousands of vacation club resorts, affiliated resorts and vacation rentals worldwide in partnership with Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND). Join for free today at www.wyndhamrewards.com. You’ve earned this.®
About Wyndham Hotels & Resorts:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: WH) is the world’s largest hotel franchising company, with more than 9,000 hotels across more than 80 countries on six continents. Through its network of over 798,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in both the economy and midscale segments of the lodging industry. The Company operates a portfolio of 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, La Quinta®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection®, and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services, with more than 400 properties under management. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers over 59 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, condominiums and holiday homes globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About Wyndham Destinations:
Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND) believes in putting the world on vacation. As the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, Wyndham Destinations offers everyday travelers the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation experience while enjoying the quality, flexibility and value that Wyndham delivers. The company’s global presence in 110 countries means more vacation choices for its four million members and owner families, with 220 resorts that offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model – including vacation club brands CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, and Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham – 4,300+ affiliated resorts through RCI, the world’s leader in vacation exchange, and 10,000 rental properties from coast to coast through Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business. Year after year, a worldwide team of 25,000 associates delivers exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a lifetime. At Wyndham Destinations, our world is your destination. Learn more at wyndhamdestinations.com.
Courtesy of Rob Goodman, Wyndham Championship Director of Media Relations