WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FAN AMENITIES RETURN; TRIAD’S PARTY OF THE YEAR FEATURES OPEN-AIR FAN FAVORITES
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two years. Twenty-four months. One hundred and four weeks. Seven hundred and thirty days. Any way you quantify it, it’s been a long time since golf fans watched a PGA TOUR event at Sedgefield, and when the Wyndham Championship tees off in a few weeks, fans will be back and so will the free, open-air amenities that turn this tournament into the Triad’s Party of the Year. The 82nd annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-15, 2021 at Sedgefield Country Club.
It was August of 2019, and Hickory native J.T. Poston claimed the Sam Snead Cup and his first PGA TOUR title. He did it in front of family and a raucous crowd filled with Western Carolina Catamount fans cheering as one of the school’s favorite alumni became just the fifth North Carolina native to win the Wyndham.
Fast forward to 2020 when Jim Herman tied the PGA TOUR record for lowest weekend score by a tournament winner when he shot 61-63 for a weekend total of 124 and beat Billy Horschel by a shot. And the crowd went wild…or not. It was the only Wyndham ever played without fans, and it was, well, silent as Herman claimed his third PGA TOUR victory and hoisted the Sam Snead Cup.
The Wyndham returns to some semblance of normalcy next month when the TOUR comes back and so do the golf fans. Sedgefield will be silent no more. It’s time to Escape to the Wyndham and enjoy the tournament’s open-air fan amenities.
“We spend a lot of time thinking about the people who purchase grounds tickets,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “Our goal is to make the Wyndham Championship experience just as good for someone who purchased a grounds ticket as it is for people in our corporate hospitality venues, and our fan amenities are all open air making them as safe as possible. The fan experience is a priority for us every year, and several of our tournament partners are incredibly helpful with this effort.”
After scanning digital tickets at the main entrance, fans will experience Expo Row and find themselves at Margaritaville at the Wyndham. It’s a popular place with live music every day and upscale food and beverages – it’s the center of the Triad’s Party of the Year.
For those who prefer a lovely cruise around the course, they’ll have plenty of open-air options to make that grounds ticket feel like a hospitality pass. They’ll see the Wyndham Rewards Points Paradise Pavilion at the putting green (details coming soon) and then find the Truist Fan Pavilion where patrons pack the place to watch PGA TOUR stars at the ninth green or maybe they’ll visit Tito’s Stillhouse there instead.
They’ll traverse Sedgefield’s rolling hills visiting the Wyndham Rewards Earner Card Club at 10 green (details coming soon) and public bleachers presented by Harris Teeter around the course. Later they’ll sip refreshments at the SunbrellaÒ Comfort Zone behind the 12th green and maybe enjoy an ice cream sandwich while shielded from the August sun by SunbrellaÒ umbrellas.
When they reach the “Sweet Spot,” holes 15 through 17 offering one of the best views on the entire PGA TOUR, maybe a respite at the Duke Energy Public Viewing Deck at the par-5 15th hole. From there, it’s a mere cut through behind the 16th tee to reach the SunbrellaÒ Wine Deck at 17 to sample Sangria or a wine slushy.
Pick your place or try ‘em all. The Triad’s Party of the Year is back – golf fans, get those digital tickets, bring the sunscreen and your Wyndham Rewards Visa because the Wyndham is cashless. Enjoy – You’ve earned this.
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 50,000 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 over 8,900 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through affiliation with Wyndham Destinations and others. Wyndham Rewards has 87 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 over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 797,000 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 21 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, 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 87 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 is the world’s largest vacation ownership business operating more than 245 vacation club resorts around the world that offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model. The brand portfolio – featuring Club Wyndham®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham, and Shell Vacations Club – offers travelers the chance to own their vacation and explore places they’ve never visited before, year after year. More than 850,000 owners enjoy stays in a home away from home, featuring spacious suites with separate bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, living and dining areas, as well as resort-style amenities and services. Learn more at WyndhamDestinations.com.
Courtesy of Rob Goodman, Wyndham Championship Director of Media