EUROPEAN STARS TYRELL HATTON, FRANCESCO MOLINARI AND DANNY WILLETT JOIN WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Three European stars, Tyrell Hatton, Francesco Molinari and Danny Willett, are coming back to Sedgefield next week for the Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 83rd annual Wyndham Championship is set for Aug. 3-7, 2022 at Sedgefield Country Club.
These players join World No. 14 Billy Horschel, Harold Varner III, 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, Rafa Cabrera Bello as well as 2019 champion J.T. Poston in the Wyndham Championship field.
Hatton is 14th in the DP World Tour standings, 58th in the FedExCup point standings and 28th in the Official World Golf Rankings. A native and resident of England, he has one PGA TOUR victory and six international wins including last year’s Abd Dhabi HSBC Championship. His best PGA TOUR finishes this year are tied for second at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, tied for ninth at the World Golf Championships – Del Technologies Match Play, tied for 11th at last week’s Open Championship at St. Andrews and tied for 13th at the PGA Championship. He missed the cut here in 2016, his only previous Wyndham Championship appearance. He represented Europe in the Ryder Cup in 2018 and ’20.
Molinari, who won the Open Championship in 2018, is a six-time European Tour winner with three PGA TOUR victories to his credit. A native of Turin, Italy now living in Los Angeles, he represented the European team in the Ryder Cup in 2010,’12 and ‘18. He will make his third Wyndham Championship start next month; he finished tied for 24th in 2014 and missed the cut last year. He hasn’t won yet this season but finished tied for sixth at The American Express, tied for 15th at the Open Championship and tied for 17th at the AT&T Byron Nelson. With only 17 starts this season, Molinari is 148th in the DP World Tour standings, 142nd in FedExCup points and 147th in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, is a native and resident of Sheffield, England. His Masters victory is his lone PGA TOUR win, but he also has seven European Tour victories to his credit. Earlier this season, he finished tied for 12th at the Masters, tied for 21st at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and tied for 21st at the Shriner Hospitals Open. He is 118th in the DP World Tour standings, 137th in the current FedExCup point standings and 136th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Willett represented the European Team in the 2016 Ryder Cup and represented England in the 2016 Summer Olympics. He missed the cut in 2020 during his only previous Wyndham Championship appearance.
Wyndham Championship tickets are on sale now. 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