2019 CHAMPION, JOHN DEERE CLASSIC WINNER J.T. POSTON WILL PLAY WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP
GREENSBORO, N.C. – J.T. Poston, who won last weekend’s John Deere Classic in Silva, Ill., will play next month’s Wyndham Championship, where he captured his first PGA TOUR victory in 2019, the tournament announced today. The 83rd annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 3-7, 2022.
Poston became just the second wire-to-wire winner on the PGA TOUR this season winning the tournament by three strokes over Emiliano Grillo and Christiaan Bezuidenhout. With his second PGA TOUR victory, Poston moved to 22nd in the FedExCup point standings and earned a spot in the 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews July 14-17, 2022.
Poston, who will make his fifth Wyndham Championship start next month, entered the 2019 final round trailing by three strokes but fired an 8-under par 62 and won the tournament by a stroke over 2011 champion Webb Simpson. Poston became the first player since 1974 to win a PGA TOUR stroke-play event without making a bogey.
“J.T.’s obviously playing some really good golf right now,” executive director Mark Brazil said. “Winning wire-to-wire is hard to do, but J.T. was in complete control. When I called him to congratulate him, he told me he’ll be back at the Wyndham Championship next month, and with the summer he’s having, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s in contention at Sedgefield in early August.”
It’s been quite a summer for the Hickory, N.C. native. Poston entered the Travelers Championship ranked 112th in FedExCup points; he finished tied for second and moved up to 66th. With his win at the John Deere Classic, he moved from 66th to 22nd in the FedExCup standings putting himself in excellent position for a deep run into the FedExCup playoffs.
Wyndham Championship tickets are on sale now, and the tournament is offering a discount for advance ticket purchases. For example, daily grounds tickets for the first round of official tournament play on Thursday are just $60 but will increase to $70 on July 24, 2022. All ticket options, along with detailed pricing, are available for purchase by visiting http://www.wyndhamchampionship.com/tickets. Tournament tickets must be purchased online in advance; tickets cannot be purchased at the tournament entrance.
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 approximately 94 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 over 95 countries on six continents. Through its network of over 813,000 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 22 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel®, La Quinta®, Baymont®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, Trademark Collection® and Wyndham®. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards loyalty program offers approximately 94 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 with 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. Wyndham Destinations is part of Travel + Leisure Co. (NYSE: TNL). Learn more at WyndhamDestinations.com.
Courtesy of Rob Goodman, Wyndham Championship