Wyndham Renews PGA Tour Stop Title
The PGA TOUR and Wyndham Worldwide have extended the hotel chain's title sponsorship for the Wyndham Championship, through 2012. Wyndham Worldwide's original four-year agreement was set to expire with this week's tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.
"The Wyndham Championship has generated significant drama and considerable coverage as the final Regular Season tournament by finalizing the starting field for the Playoffs, particularly since the Playoffs were trimmed last year from a starting field of 144 players to 125," PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem said. "Beyond the importance of the tournament and its long history with the PGA TOUR, Wyndham Worldwide has been a terrific partner of the PGA TOUR and the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation, and we are delighted that this partnership has been extended through 2012."
"Extending our sponsorship with Wyndham is wonderful news for the entire Piedmont Triad," Bobby Long, chairman of the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation Board, said. "Our relationship with Wyndham is more than a title sponsorship, it's a friendship. Their staff shares our vision of what we want for our PGA TOUR event. We all want our tournament to achieve an unparalleled level of excellence, and extending our relationship with Wyndham is a big step in that process. We are grateful for their continued support and look forward to continuing our work together."
Over the past four years, Wyndham has used the Championship has a platform to reach business and leisure travelers.
"We are thrilled to extend our commitment to this historic tournament and to continue our partnership with the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation and PGA TOUR," said Stephen P. Holmes, Wyndham Worldwide chairman and chief executive officer. "We're particularly pleased to continue our extremely rewarding relationship with Victory Junction as the official charity of the Wyndham Championship. As committed as we are to serving our guests, we're equally committed to supporting the communities in which we live, work and play."
The Wyndham Championship is one of the longest-standing tournaments on the PGA TOUR, dating back to 1938.