FAN FAVORITES BRANDT SNEDEKER, HAROLD VARNER III WILL PLAY WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two-time champion Brandt Snedeker and fan favorite Harold Varner III will play next month’s Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 82nd annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-15, 2021 at Sedgefield Country Club.
These players join international stars Jason Day, the 2015 PGA Championship winner, and Tommy Fleetwood, 2011 Wyndham champion and 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, Will Zalatoris and 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas in the tournament field.
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. The nine-time PGA TOUR winner hasn’t won this season but finished tied for fourth at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, tied for sixth at the Valero Texas Open and tied for 11th at last weekend’s 3M Open in Minneapolis. Snedeker, the 2012 FedExCup champion, is second on the Wyndham Championship career money list with $2,922,725 in 13 appearances here. He is 91st in the FedExCup point standings and 127th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He represented the United States in the Ryder Cup in 2012 and ’16 as well as the 2013 Presidents Cup
Varner is a huge fan favorite making his sixth Wyndham Championship appearance. He was tied for the lead after the first round and finished tied for seventh last year for his best Wyndham Championship finish. The East Carolina University alumnus is 73rd in the current FedExCup point standings and 90th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He is still searching for his first PGA TOUR win, but earlier this season, he finished tied for second at the RBC Heritage for his best-career finish on TOUR, tied for 11th at the John Deere Classic and tied for 13th at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
New this year, the Wyndham Championship will be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday only. All tickets will be digital, and bring your Wyndham Rewards Visa because the Wyndham is cashless.
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