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Wyndham Championship Preparations Underway In Greensboro

10:18 AM, Jun 28, 2012   |    comments
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Tommy Gainey

Greensboro - The course at Sedgefield Country Club is preparing to host the Wyndham Championship in August and welcome back Webb Simpson to the course, the defending champion and current US Open winner.

The course at Sedgefield Country Club is currently closed to prepare for the tournament as the greens are converted from bent grass to Champion Bermuda grass.

Thursday is media day, where Webb Simpson will be the first to put on the new greens.

Between 75,000 and 85,000 spectators are expected to attend the tournament, and this helps pump in an estimates $35 million into the triad economy.

The Wyndham Championship is the oldest professional golf tournament in the state of North Carolina, and with this title comes a storied history.

In 1961, Charlie Sifford was the first African American to play in a professional golf tournament in the Old South, the Old South consisting of southern states along the Atlantic Ocean.

History will made this year, as the defending champion, Webb Simpson, will play fresh off his U.S. Open victory.

Tickets are currently available to the tournament for purchase here.

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