|ERNIE ELS JOINS WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD|
"GREENSBORO, N.C. – World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els just joined the field for the 75th anniversary Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced this evening. The Wyndham begins Monday at Sedgefield Country Club.
Els joins a field that also includes former Wyndham winners Brandt Snedeker (2007), 2012 U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson (2011), defending champion Patrick Reed, Davis Love III (1992, 2006), Rocco Mediate (1993, 2002) and 2008 champion Carl Pettersson, 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas, major championship winners Padraig Harrington, Retief Goosen, Stewart Cink, Mike Weir, Trevor Immelman, Lucas Glover and David Duval, Tim Clark, Hideki Matsuyama, Matteo Manassero, Francesco Molinari, Ryo Ishikawa and World Golf Hall of Famer Fred Couples. 2014 winners Brian Harman, Matt Every, Chesson Hadley, Scott Stallings and Steve Bowditch are also in the field.
Els is 98th in the current FedExCup point standings and 60th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Golfers playing this weekend’s PGA Championship have until 30 minutes after play concludes today at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., to join next week’s Wyndham field.
Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2014 and 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. Tickets are available at Piedmont Triad Harris Teeter locations, www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office. The tournament thanks title sponsor Wyndham Worldwide, presenting sponsor BB&T and Premier Partners, Cadillac, Harris Teeter, Lincoln Financial, McConnell Golf, New Breed Logistics,
Sunbrella®, Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. and VF Corporation for their continued support. Additional tournament information, including ticket packages and sponsorship information, is available at www.wyndhamchampionship.com or through the tournament office at (336) 379-1570. For more information about Wyndham Worldwide, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com. Stay connected with the Wyndham Championship through its social media channels, including the Wyndham Championship Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, Flickr and YouTube."
- A Press Release