WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP TO IMPLEMENT PGA TOUR’S UPDATED FACE MASK POLICY
GREENSBORO, N.C. – With the nation still battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wyndham Championship will implement the PGA TOUR’s updated face mask policy during next week’s tournament. The 82nd annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 11-15, 2021 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the rapid spread of the COVID-19 delta variant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced its recommendation last week that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors when in areas with “substantial” and “high” transmission of COVID-19, which currently includes a large percentage of all U.S. counties. In light of this guidance and out of an abundance of caution, The PGA TOUR updated its Mask Policy for all PGA TOUR events.
Below is a brief outline of exactly what this policy means for next week’s Wyndham Championship:
PGA TOUR Mask Policy (Updated July 28, 2021)
INDOORS: Per CDC Guidelines, regardless of vaccination status, masks are required at all times indoors or in fully enclosed spaces, unless actively eating or drinking.
OUTDOORS: Per CDC Guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask outdoors unless otherwise mandated by state or local law or regulations. Unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask outdoors when they cannot be socially distant or otherwise mandated by state or local law or regulations.
New Guidelines for Tournaments:
Masks will be mandatory for everyone (regardless of vaccination status) in any indoor or fully-enclosed spaces, including but not limited to the following areas:
Clubhouse and other Permanent Structures
Fully Enclosed Structures/Venues, including Hospitality, Merchandise & Concessions
Open-Air Structures would be considered “outdoor” and would adhere to the outdoor Mask Policy
Physio & Fitness Trailers
Offsite indoor locations where events/gatherings will be held
Buses, Shuttles & Transportation Vehicles
The mask policy applies to everyone onsite, regardless of vaccination status, including players, player spouses/significant others, player support, caddies, staff, media and broadcast staff, volunteers, vendors, tournament guests and spectators.
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 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.
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 range of rewards, including free nights at approximately 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 89 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 approximately 9,000 hotels across nearly 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 798,000 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 89 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