Like everything else in the COVID-19, era the Wyndham Championship being played at the Sedgefield Country Club Wednesday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 15 will be a little different.
And the PGA Tour event will be a whole lot different than the 2020 Wyndham Championship, which was played without any fans on the course.
Fans will be back this year but the number is limited.
At a Zoom press conference on Tuesday, July 27, Wyndham Championship Tournament Director Mark Brazil said that currently there are plenty of tickets available, but they are limited to 15,000 a day. Brazil said when they reach that limit, they’ll stop selling tickets and he didn’t anticipate the limit being raised. When Tiger Woods played in the Wyndham Championship, an additional 49,000 tickets were printed to make sure they didn’t run out.
Running out of physical tickets won’t be a problem this year because all tickets are virtual. However, if you have your heart set on being at the tournament this year, it would be wise to go ahead and purchase your tickets to make sure you get them before they are sold out.
Brazil said he was really pleased with the field this year and expected to be adding some additional big names in the next week.
The 2020 Wyndham champion, Jim Herman, also spoke via Zoom. Herman won last year after putting together a 61 on Saturday and a 63 on Sunday for a combined 124 for the weekend, tying a PGA record for the lowest score for the final 36 holes.
Herman said that on Sunday he couldn’t see the 18th green and thought he had hit over it. He said that if there had been a gallery he would have known he’d hit a good shot from the roar of the crowd, but as it was he didn’t know until he came up the hill to where he could see his ball.
Herman said he was really looking forward to defending his championship. He describes himself as just one of the “regular guys” on the tour and said that it was pretty cool to see his face on the program and in the promotions.
He said, “I just hope there are cups.”