Wyndham Admitting Military at No Charge
There’s good news for personnel at Fort Bragg and other North Carolina military bases who are also golf fans.
Members of the military and Piedmont Triad teachers will be admitted free of charge to the 2011 Wyndham Championship in Greensboro courtesy of Technology Concepts & Design, Inc. The PGA Tour event will be played Aug. 15-21 at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro.
Members of the military, including active duty, reservists and veterans and their immediate families, will be admitted free of charge to the Wyndham Championship by simply showing a current military identification card.
Teachers representing Piedmont Triad-area kindergarten through high school institutions will also receive free admission to the tournament. Teachers may bring one guest with them to the tournament free of charge. This free admission is courtesy of Technology Concepts & Design, Inc., the presenting sponsor for Monday’s Kevin Harvick Foundation Pro-Am.
With their participation in these programs and their sponsorship of the Kevin Harvick Foundation Pro-Am on Monday, Technology Concepts & Design is the Wyndham Championship’s newest Premier Partner, the sponsorship level after those of Wyndham Worldwide’s title sponsorship and BB&T’s local presenting sponsorship.
“We sincerely appreciate Technology Concepts & Design making it possible for us to provide free tournament admission to two groups of very important people and for stepping up to the level of our Premier Partner sponsorship,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “There’s no way we can thank our military enough for putting their lives on the line to protect our freedom, and educating our children is vital in preparing for our future.
“We are honored to host these two groups of heroes, and we thank Technology Concepts & Design for making it possible.”
World No. 17 Ian Poulter, 2010 British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen and Anthony Kim have joined the Wyndham Championship field. These players join a field that already includes world No. 16 Paul Casey, No. 18 Kyung-Tae Kim, No. 19 David Toms, 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover, Webb Simpson, Bill Haas, 2008 champion Carl Pettersson, three-time major winner Vijay Singh, two-time major winner Angel Cabrera, 2007 champion Brandt Snedeker, 1997 British Open winner Justin Leonard, Charles Howell III, two-time Wyndham winners Rocco Mediate and Davis Love III, Boo Weekley, Stuart Appleby, John Daly, Kyle Stanley, Tommy “two gloves” Gainey and defending champion Arjun Atwal.
Poulter has made 10 cuts in 12 PGA Tour events this season. He won the 2010 World Golf Championships, Accenture Match Play Championship becoming the first player from England to win a World Golf Championship event. He played on the European Ryder Cup team in 2004, ’08 and ’10.
Oosthuizen won the 2010 British Open Championship in addition to six other international victories. He finished tied for ninth at the U.S Open for his best finish this year.
Kim is 89th in the current FedExCup point standings and 61st in the Official World Golf Rankings. He has two top-10 finishes in 13 made cuts this season.
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