MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS JUSTIN ROSE, FRANCESCO MOLINARI JOIN WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Major Championship winners Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari will play next month’s Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today during its virtual media day. 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, two-time champion Brandt Snedeker, 2011 Wyndham champion and 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson, East Carolina University alum Harold Varner III, Will Zalatoris and 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas in the tournament field.
Rose has 10 PGA TOUR wins including the 2013 U.S. Open and 12 international victories to his credit. He played on the European Ryder Cup team five times and birdied the final hole at the 2016 Summer Olympic games to win the Gold Medal by two strokes over Henrik Stenson. Rose is a native of South Africa who grew up in England but currently lives in the Bahamas.
The 2018 FedExCup champion will make his sixth Wyndham Championship appearance in two weeks; he finished tied for fifth here in 2009 and tied for sixth in 2006. He hasn’t won this season but finished seventh at the Masters, tied for eighth at the PGA Championship and tied for 11th at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. He is 47th in the Official World Golf Rankings, 62th in the European Tour Race to Dubai standings and 134th in FedExCup points.
Molinari, who won the Open Championship in 2018, is a five-time European Tour winner with three PGA TOUR victories to his credit. The Italian golfer represented the European team in the Ryder Cup in 2010,’12 and ‘18. He will make his second Wyndham Championship start next month; he finished tied for 24th in 2014, his only appearance at Sedgefield. He hasn’t won yet this season but finished tied for eighth at The Genesis Invitational and The American Express and finished tied for 10th at the Farmers Insurance Open. With only 14 starts this season, Molinari is 136th in FedExCup points and 151st in the Official World Golf Rankings.
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® Card or Wyndham Rewards Earner® Card because the Wyndham Championship 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.
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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