MAJOR WINNERS ZACH JOHNSON, CHARL SCHWARTZEL, DANNY WILLETT, JIM FURYK, LUCAS GLOVER WILL PLAY WYNDHAM
GREENSBORO, N.C. – – Five major championship winners, Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel, Danny Willett, Jim Furyk and Lucas Glover, will play next week’s Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. 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.
These players join 2019 Open Championship winner and European Tour Race to Dubai No. 4 Shane Lowry, world No. 13 and Race to Dubai No. 2 Tommy Fleetwood, FedExCup No. 2 Webb Simpson, FedExCup No. 3 Sungjae Im, FedExCup No. 9 Brendon Todd, FedExCup No. 11 Lanto Griffin, FedExCup No. 15 Sebastian Munoz, Paul Casey, Matt Wallace, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Graeme McDowell, defending champion J.T. Poston and former Wyndham winners three-time champion Davis Love III, two-time champ Brandt Snedeker, Ryan Moore, Si Woo Kim, Carl Pettersson and Arjun Atwal.
Johnson, a 12-time PGA TOUR winner, won the Masters in 2007 and the Open Championship in 2015. He has four previous Wyndham Championship appearances with his best finish happening in 2013 when he tied for fifth. The Iowa native played in the Ryder Cup five times and the Presidents Cup four times.
Schwartzel shot a final round six-under-par 66 at the 2011 Masters to take a two-stroke victory over Jason Day and Adam Scott. The South African, who is recovering from a 2019 wrist injury, finished tied for third at the 3M Open late last month. He has two PGA TOUR victories and 13 international wins and was ranked sixth in the world in 2012. He played for the Presidents Cup International team in 2011 and ’13 and is making his third Wyndham Championship appearance; he finished tied for third in 2015, his best finish here. He is 123rd in the current FedExCup point standings.
Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, is making his first Wyndham Championship appearance. A native and resident of England, Willett finished tied for fourth at last month’s Rocket Mortgage Classic. His Masters victory is his lone PGA TOUR win, but he also has six European Tour victories to his credit. He is 143rd in the current FedExCup point standings and 38th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He represented the European Team in the 2016 Ryder Cup and represented England in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
Furyk, the 2018 Ryder Cup captain, last played the Wyndham Championship in 2018 and finished tied for fourth. He played in the Ryder Cup nine times and the Presidents Cup seven times. The 2010 FedExCup champion has 17 PGA TOUR victories to his credit including the 2003 U.S. Open. Last weekend, he made his PGA TOUR Champions debut and won The Ally Challenge. Furyk will make his 15th Wyndham Championship appearance next week – he finished second in 1998 for his best finish here.
Glover won the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in New York and will make his 16th Wyndham Championship start next week. The Clemson University alumnus represented the United States in the 2007 and ’09 Presidents Cup. He is 107th in the current FedExCup point standings and 80th 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. 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.
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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