GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sergio Garcia, who won the Masters in 2017 and the Wyndham Championship in 2012, made his commitment this morning and will play the Wyndham Championship, the tournament announced today. The 79th annual Wyndham Championship is next week at Sedgefield Country Club.
Garcia joins 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott, defending champion and 2013 FedExCup champion Henrik Stenson, 2018 PLAYERS Championship and 2011 Wyndham winner Webb Simpson, 2007 Wyndham winner and 2012 FedExCup Champion Brandt Snedeker, 2009 Wyndham winner Ryan Moore, 2016 winner and 2017 PLAYERS Champion Si Woo Kim, 2018 Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk, World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els, Spanish star Rafa Cabrera Bello, 2011 FedExCup champion Bill Haas, three-time champion Davis Love III, Raleigh’s Chesson Hadley, Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick, PGA TOUR veteran Steve Stricker, East Carolina University alumnus Harold Varner III, 19-year-old phenoms Joaquin Niemann and Norman Xiong, Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas, Japanese golfer Satoshi Kodaira and Major winners Padraig Harrington, Jason Dufner, Graeme McDowell and Stewart Cink as well as 2008 champion Carl Pettersson in the Wyndham Championship field.
Garcia, who claimed his first Major championship at the Masters in 2017, is making his fifth Wyndham appearance and his first since 2013 when he defended his title here. In addition to his Wyndham Championship win in 2012, he finished fourth here in 2009. A native of Spain now living in Switzerland, Garcia has 10 PGA TOUR wins and 21 international victories.
Garcia’s best PGA TOUR finishes this year are tied for fourth at the Valspar Championship, tied for seventh at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship and tied for ninth at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play; he won the SMBC Singapore Open (Asia) earlier this year. Garcia is known for his Ryder Cup prowess having represented the European team eight times; he is working to make the team for this year’s matches in Paris next month. Garcia, whose first child was born in March, is currently 131st in the FedExCup point standings and 23rd in the Official World Golf Rankings.
“This news is obviously big for the Wyndham and all of our fans,” tournament director Mark Brazil said. “Sergio is incredibly popular in the Triad, and this will be a great opportunity for us to congratulate him on his 2017 Masters win and cheer him on throughout the week. Sergio loves Sedgefield and our fans, and we’re excited to have him back at the Wyndham.”
Golfers not playing in the PGA Championship can join next week’s field until 5 p.m. eastern time this afternoon. Those in the PGA Championship field may join the Wyndham Championship field until 30 minutes after Friday PGA Championship play concludes.