Monday, August 01, 2011

Wyndham, Greensboro Extend Partnership Through 2016

   The future just got brighter for the PGA Tour event in Greensboro.

   Officials announced today that Wyndham Worldwide has extended its sponsorship of the event through 2016, solidifying the tournament that has taken on a new life since returning to Sedgefield Country Club three years ago.

    “We are proud to extend our agreement with our wonderful partners at Wyndham Worldwide,”  Bobby Long, Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation Board of Directors chairman said in a statement.
  “On behalf of the entire region, we are very appreciative of Wyndham Worldwide’s continued support and the stability it provides our PGA TOUR event. Steve Holmes, Franz Hanning, Geoff Ballotti, Eric Danziger and the many wonderful people from Wyndham Worldwide are such fun to work with and have become great friends. We couldn't ask for better partners in our quest to make the Wyndham Championship A++ in every way.”

   The 2011 event will be played Aug. 15-21 with Arjun Atwal defending his championship. Another solid field, including Vijay Singh, Lucas Glover, Paul Casey and others is lined up.