The summer will be a lot more normal with fans at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield County Club August 11 to August 15.
The 2020 PGA tournament was played, but without fans, and even media coverage was limited due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
This year the Wyndham will welcome 15,000 fans per day to the PGA tournament. Digital tickets will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, June 16 at https://bit.ly/3fNvBTL .
When arriving at the 2021 Wyndham Championship, fans will have the digital tickets scanned and be provided with a wristband good for that day of the tournament.
Just to prove that the world is really getting back to something like normal, Margaritaville at the Wyndham, the tournament’s signature free hospitality venue, will be back with live music every day, upscale food and beverages including, of course, margaritas and a full menu of non-alcoholic options. And it’s worth noting that in 2016 Jimmy Buffett showed up at Margaritaville at the Wyndham to entertain the crowd, which that day was considerably larger than usual.
Along with the fans, hospitality venues for corporate partners will also return in 2021. There will be some minor adjustments made to accommodate COVID-19 protocols, but the venues will look and feel much as they have in the past.
In a press release Wyndham Championship Tournament Director Mark Brazil said, “It feels great to make this announcement. We played without fans a year ago and felt fortunate to play, but it was quiet and very strange. Having fans back at the Wyndham in August will be the Triad’s first opportunity for this many people to watch live sports in person in almost a year and half. We’re expecting great crowds and a long-awaited return to normalcy at the Wyndham.”
One change for the 2021 Wyndham Championship is that the tournament will only be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday.
The Wyndham Championship, which some old timers still refer to as the GGO (Greater Greensboro Open), was first played in 1938 and is the sixth oldest event on the PGA TOUR excluding the Majors.
I just don’t get it. Why would anyone leave the comforts of home in the peak of the summer heat to watch someone else chase a little white ball around the yard? Let alone pay money to see it.