MAJOR WINERS MARTIN KAYMER, DANNY WILLETT AND DENMARK’S LUCAS BJERREGAARD JOIN WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Major winners Martin Kaymer and Danny Willett as well as European Tour golfer Lucas Bjerregaard will play the Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 80th Wyndham Championship, which will determine the $10 Million Wyndham Rewards Top 10, is set for July 30-Aug. 4, 2019 at Sedgefield Country Club.
These players join FedExCup No. 8 Paul Casey, defending champion Brandt Snedeker, former champions Webb Simpson, Davis Love III and Si Woo Kim and young guns Matthew Wolff, Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland in the field.
Kaymer is a two-time Major champion having won the PGA Championship in 2010 and the U.S. Open in 2014 when he also won the PLAYERS Championship. He has 12 international victories in addition to his three on the PGA TOUR. With just 12 PGA TOUR starts this season, Kaymer is 140th in the FedExCup point standings and 86th in the Official World Golf Rankings. A native and resident of Germany, he finished third at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide for his best finish of the season. Kaymer is making his third Wyndham Championship appearance. He finished tied for 20th in 2013 and tied for 14th in 2015.
Willett, the 2016 Masters champion, is making his first Wyndham Championship appearance. A native and resident of England, Willett finished tied for eighth at the Travelers Championship and tied for 12th at the U.S. Open earlier this season. His Masters victory is his lone PGA TOUR win, but he also has six European Tour victories to his credit. He is 125th in the current FedExCup point standings and 75th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He represented the European Team in the 2016 Ryder Cup.
A native of Denmark currently living in Monaco, Bjerregaard is 51st in the Official World Golf Rankings and 36th in the European Tour Race to Dubai point standings. He won the European Tour Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2018 and the Portugal Masters in 2017. In just his eighth PGA TOUR start, he defeated Tiger Woods in the quarterfinals of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play earlier this season and went on to finish fourth. He also finished tied for 12th at the Honda Classic and tied for 16th at the PGA Championship earlier this season. He won the Danish Open Amateur in 2007 and ’08 as well as the European Tour Amateur in 2010.
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 BB&T 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:
Recently 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 30,000 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 more than 9,000 hotels or tens of thousands of vacation club resorts and vacation rentals globally through partnership with Wyndham Destinations (NYSE: WYND) and others. Wyndham Rewards has over 75 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, with approximately 9,200 hotels across more than 80 countries on six continents. Through its network of approximately 812,000 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 20 hotel brands, including Super 8®, Days Inn®, Ramada®, Microtel Inn & Suites®, La Quinta®, Wingate®, AmericInn®, Hawthorn Suites®, The Trademark Collection®, and Wyndham®. Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is also a leading provider of hotel management services, with more than 400 properties under management. The Company’s award-winning Wyndham Rewards® loyalty program offers more than 75 million enrolled members the opportunity to redeem points at thousands of hotels, vacation club resorts and vacation rental properties globally. For more information, visit www.wyndhamhotels.com.
About Wyndham Destinations:
Wyndham Destinations (NYSE:WYND) believes in putting the world on vacation. As the world’s largest vacation ownership and exchange company, Wyndham Destinations offers everyday travelers the opportunity to own, exchange or rent their vacation experience while enjoying the quality, flexibility and value that Wyndham delivers. The company’s global presence in 110 countries means more vacation choices for its four million members and owner families, with 220 resorts that offer a contemporary take on the timeshare model – including vacation club brands CLUB WYNDHAM®, WorldMark® by Wyndham, and Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham – 4,300+ affiliated resorts through RCI, the world’s leader in vacation exchange, and 10,000 rental properties from coast to coast through Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America’s largest professionally managed vacation rental business. Year after year, a worldwide team of 25,000 associates delivers exceptional vacation experiences to families around the globe as they make memories to last a lifetime. At Wyndham Destinations, our world is your destination. Learn more at wyndhamdestinations.com.