FORMER CHAMPIONS WEBB SIMPSON, BRANDT SNEDEKER, CARL PETTERSSON AND ARJUN ATWAL WILL PLAY WYNDHAM
GREENSBORO, N.C. – – Four former champions, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Carl Pettersson and Arjun Atwal, will play the 2020 Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced on its social media channels earlier this week. The 81st annual Wyndham Championship, which will determine the outcome of the $10 Million Wyndham Rewards Top 10, is set for Aug. 13-16, 2020 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
Simpson is currently second in the FedExCup and Wyndham Rewards Top 10 standings and fifth in the Official World Golf Rankings. The Wake Forest University alumnus won the Waste Management Open and the RBC Heritage earlier this season. He won the Wyndham in 2011; it was his first PGA TOUR victory, and he went on to win the 2012 U.S. Open 10 months later. Simpson, who finished second here last year, leads the Wyndham Championship career money list with $3,214,868.
Snedeker won the Wyndham Championship in 2007 and again in 2018 shooting a course-record 59 in the first round becoming just the 10th golfer in PGA TOUR history to shoot a sub-60 round in official tournament play. With the win, he became the 10th multiple winner in tournament history. Snedeker is second on the Wyndham Championship career money list with $2,902,309. He is 57th in the Official World Golf Rankings and 79th in the FedExCup point standings.
Pettersson won the Wyndham in 2008, the year it returned to Sedgefield Country Club. He set records that year for lowest 36-hole total, lowest 54-hole total and lowest 72-hole total at 259, 21-under par. The 72-hole record held until Henrik Stenson needed just 258 strokes in 2017, and J.T. Poston tied Stenson’s mark last year. The semi-retired native of Sweden is an alumnus of Greensboro’s Grimsley High School and NC State University. He played the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide last week and finished tied for 38th and is playing the Wyndham on a sponsor’s exemption.
Atwal accepted an exemption into the Wyndham field as he celebrates 10 years since his Wyndham Championship victory. After entering the field as a Monday qualifier, Atwal led wire-to-wire on his way to the win, although he shared the second-round lead. His first PGA TOUR victory was his 10th international win, and he became the first Indian-born winner in PGA TOUR history.
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
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 affiliation with Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND) and others. Wyndham Rewards has 83 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 9,300 hotels across approximately 90 countries on six continents. Through its network of over 828,000 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. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers 83 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 nearly 18,000 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