EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY ALUMNUS HAROLD VARNER III RETURNING TO WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP
GREENSBORO, N.C. – One of the most popular players in professional golf, Harold Varner III, is coming back to Sedgefield to play the Wyndham Championship in two weeks, the tournament announced today. The 83rd annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 3-7, 2022 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Varner joins World No. 15 Billy Horschel, former World No. 1 and major championship winners Adam Scott and Jason Day, defending champion Kevin Kisner, three-time champion Davis Love III, 2016 champion Webb Simpson, two-time champion Brandt Snedeker, European Tour stars Tommy Fleetwood and Rafa Cabrera Bello as well as 2019 champion J.T. Poston in the Wyndham Championship field.
The East Carolina University alumnus won the PIF Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisors early this year – it was his second international victory, but he is still seeking his first PGA TOUR win. His best finishes this season are tied for third at the RBC Heritage, tied for fourth at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and tied for sixth at THE PLAYERS Championship.
Varner is a huge fan favorite making his seventh Wyndham Championship appearance; he was tied for the lead after the first round and finished tied for seventh in 2020 for his best Wyndham Championship finish. The Charlotte resident is 55th in the current FedExCup point standings and 37th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
“Harold has a magnetic personality that translates into how he plays and how he conducts himself,” executive director Mark Brazil said. “His outgoing, fun-loving nature is what makes him such a fan favorite, and it’s one of the reasons he’s one of the most-popular players on TOUR. We’re always thrilled to have him in our field, and I know all the East Carolina fans will be out in force to follow him at Sedgefield.”
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