WORLD NO. 24, 2019 OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER SHANE LOWRY AND WORLD NO. 21 SUNGJAE IM JOIN WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two of the best players in the world, 2019 Open Championship winner Shane Lowry and world No. 21 Sungjae Im, will be back at 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, European stars Tyrrell Hatton, Francesco Molinari, Danny Willett and Rafa Cabrera Bello as well as 2019 champion J.T. Poston in the Wyndham Championship field.
A native and resident of Ireland, Lowry is 13th in the DP World Tour rankings, 24th in the Official World Golf Rankings and 27th in the FedExCup point standings. He won the 2019 Open Championship in Northern Ireland– it was the first Open Championship played outside England and Scotland since 1951. It was his second PGA TOUR victory following the 2015 World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational. Lowry hasn’t won this season but finished second at The Honda Classic, tied for third at the RBC Heritage, tied for third at the Masters Tournament and tied for 10th at the RBC Canadian Open. He finished tied for seventh in the 2017 Wyndham Championship for his best finish in four previous appearances at Sedgefield. He played on the European Team in the 2020 Ryder Cup and represented Ireland in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
Im is currently 14th in the FedEx Cup point standings and 21st in the Official World Golf Rankings. A native and resident of South Korea, he captured his second-career victory at the Shriners Children’s Open. In addition to that early-season win, Im tied for second yesterday at the 3M Open, tied for sixth at the Farmers Insurance Open and tied for eighth at The Masters. Im is making his fourth overall and fourth-consecutive appearance at the Wyndham Championship; he finished tied for sixth in 2019 for his best Sedgefield showing. He represented the international team in the 2019 Presidents Cup and represented South Korea in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
“It’s great to have both of these guys back at Sedgefield this year,” executive director Mark Brazil said. “Shane is a class act, a world-class player and one of the nicest guys out there, and Sungjae is so consistent – it seems like he’s in contention every time he plays a PGA TOUR event. I would not be surprised to see either or both of these guys in contention next Sunday.”
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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