THREE-TIME MAJOR WINNER JORDAN SPIETH JOINS WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
GREENSBORO, N.C. –Three-time Major winner and 2015 FedExCup champion Jordan Spieth 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.
Spieth joins world No. 13 and European Tour Race to Dubai No. 9 Tommy Fleetwood, World No. 16 Justin Rose, 2019 Open Championship winner Shane Lowry, world No. 4 and FedExCup No. 2 Webb Simpson, FedExCup No. 3 Sungjae Im, FedExCup No. 9 Brendon Todd, FedExCup No. 11 Lanto Griffin, FedExCup No. 13 Abraham Ancer, FedExCup No. 15 Sebastian Munoz, Paul Casey, Matt Wallace, Rafa Cabrera Bello, major winners Zach Johnson, Race to Dubai No. 7 Graeme McDowell, Danny Willett, Jim Furyk, Charl Schwartzel and Lucas Glover, 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.
Spieth won the Masters, the U.S. Open and the FedExCup championship in 2015 followed by the Open Championship in 2017. The 11-time PGA TOUR winner is 90th in the FedExCup point standings and 62nd in the Official World Golf Rankings. His best finishes this season are tied for eighth at the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges, tied for ninth at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and tied for 10th at the Charles Schwab Challenge in June.
A native of Dallas, he will make his third Wyndham Championship appearance. During his rookie season, he battled Patrick Reed in a two-hole playoff making a long par putt on the first playoff hole to force a second. After hitting his approach to 11 feet on the second playoff hole, Reed hit an incredible shot from the trees to the right of the 10th hole to seven feet below the hole and rolled in the tournament-winning putt relegating Spieth to a runner-up finish. He played in the Ryder Cup in 2014, ’16 and ’18 and the Presidents Cup in 2013, ’15 and ’17.
“We are definitely looking forward to having Jordan with us again this year,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “He’s one of the top-five guys every tournament director wants in their field. He’s had success at Sedgefield before, and it would not surprise me if he has success next week, too.”
During his junior golf career, Spieth played the AJGA Invitational at Sedgefield in 2008 and ’09 finishing tied for sixth and fourth, respectively. He started the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation in 2014 as a platform to lend time, awareness and financial assistance to special-needs children, military families, junior golf and pediatric cancer.
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 more than 9,000 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through affiliation with Wyndham Destinations and others. Wyndham Rewards has 84 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