A couple of former top amateurs and the 2017 tournament runner-up were among the golfers committing Friday to play in next week’s Wyndham Championship at Greensboro’s Sedgefield Country Club.
The latest commitments came rolling in after play concluded on the second day of the PGA Championship.
“This week was a good one for us at the PGA Championship,” Wyndham Championship tournament director Mark Brazil said in shoring up the field for his event. “We already had what I would consider a fairly strong field, but this week certainly took us over the top. I’m happy that we were able to get some up and coming young players in the field.”
Doc Redman, who was the U.S. Amateur champion last August before turning pro out of Clemson, received a sponsor’s exemption for the Greensboro tournament.
Peter Uilein pledged to play next week. He has won in Greensboro before, though this will be his first Wyndham Championship. He captured the American Junior Golf Association event in the city in 2007.
Ollie Schneiderjans is back after a second-place finish last year.
Others on the latest list include Hideki Matsuyama, Billy Horschel, Daniel Berger and Brendan Steele.
Sergio Garcia, the 2012 champion in Greensboro, committed Friday morning, tournament organizers said.
“This news is obviously big for the Wyndham and all of our fans,” Brazil said. “… This will be a great opportunity for us to congratulate him on his 2017 Masters win and cheer him on throughout the week.”
Garcia hasn’t played in Greensboro since 2013.
Garcia’s commitment came a day after the tournament announced that Rafa Cabrera Bello and Jhonattan Vegas would participate.
This will be Cabrera Bello’s third entry in the tournament. He tied for fifth in 2016.
Vegas is playing in the event for the fourth time, with his best finish a tie for eighth in 2014.
Other commitments announced during the week include Adam Scott, Ryan Moore, Justin Dufner, Chesson Hadley and Matt Fitzpatrick. Scott is set for his fourth Wyndham Championship and his first since 2015.