WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP 2020 DATES MOVE ONE WEEK LATER DUE TO PGA CHAMPIONSHIP MOVE
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2020 Wyndham Championship is now scheduled for Aug. 11-16, 2020, the PGA TOUR and the tournament announced today.
The PGA of America postponed the PGA Championship, originally scheduled for May 14-17, due to the ongoing health crisis related to COVID-19. Later, the PGA TOUR announced events through the week of the AT&T Byron Nelson (May 7-10) were canceled.
Today, Augusta National Golf Club, European Tour, LPGA, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, The R&A and USGA issued a joint statement(attached) regarding the remainder of the 2020 golf calendar. The statement announced the PGA Championship being rescheduled for Aug. 6-9, 2020. That change required the Wyndham Championship to move to the following week, Aug. 11-16, 2020.
“The Coronavirus and its effect on sports events worldwide and life in general are unprecedented, and while our first concern remains public safety, we are very happy to make this announcement,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “We thank the PGA TOUR and golf organizations worldwide for working together to reschedule the Majors and create a schedule for the rest of the season. Thanks also to our partners at Wyndham Rewards and Sedgefield Country Club who have been fantastic in supporting the TOUR’s efforts to finish the season on a positive note.
“The health and safety of everyone associated with the Wyndham Championship and the Piedmont Triad community will remain our No. 1 priority as we navigate the ongoing health crisis related to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Wyndham Championship staff is fully engaged in preparing for this year’s tournament, and we look forward to welcoming fans to Sedgefield in August.”
Wyndham Championship results will decide the Wyndham Rewards Top 10, the $10 Million bonus program which rewards the top-10 finishers in the final regular season FedExCup point standings. As has been the case since 2007, the Wyndham Championship will set the field for the FedExCup Playoffs beginning the week following the Wyndham Championship.
The tournament will continue monitoring information provided by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control along with local and state government health agencies. The Wyndham Championship encourages fans to stay informed on the developments of the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 through official sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, www.cdc.gov and the North Carolina Division of Public Health, www.publichealth.nc.gov.
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 Truist 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:
Recently named the number one hotel rewards program by readers of USA TODAY, Wyndham Rewards® is the world’s most generous rewards program with more than 30,000 hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals worldwide. Designed for the everyday traveler, members earn a guaranteed 1,000 points with every qualified stay and may redeem points for a wide-range of rewards, including free nights at any of approximately 9,300 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through partnership with Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND) and others. Wyndham Rewards has approximately 81 million enrolled members around the globe. 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 by the number of properties, with approximately 9,300 hotels across approximately 90 countries on six continents. Through its network of over 831,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in 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®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services, with approximately 400 properties under management. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers approximately 81 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rentals 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 or exchange their vacation experience while enjoying the quality, flexibility and value that Wyndham delivers. The company’s global presence in approximately 110 countries means more vacation choices for its more than four million members and owner families, with 230 resorts which offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model – including vacation club brands Club Wyndham®, WorldMark® by Wyndham , and Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham – and 4,200+ affiliated resorts through RCI, the world’s leader in vacation exchange. Year after year, a worldwide team of more than 22,500 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