Golf betting fans know that the Wyndham Championship is the final opportunity for golfers to earn points to determine their seeding for the PGA Tour playoffs for the FedEx Cup.
Golf betting fans know that the tournament used to be played annually in October at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. Golf betting fans know that it used to be called the Greater Greensboro Open. Golf betting fans saw that the 2006 purse was $5 million with the winner getting almost $1 million. Golf betting fans know that last year, Davis Love, III shot a final round 66 to get his 19th career PGA Tour win for golf betting fans. Golf betting fans know that the Wyndham Championship is one of the oldest events on the PGA Tour. Golf betting fans know that the 2007 tournament is the 68th edition of the event.
Golf betting fans should know that the tournament began in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open. Golf betting fans should know that name held until 1998 when K-Mart became the title sponsor and it became the K-Mart Greater Greensboro Open. Golf betting fans may be aware that the tournament then became the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. Golf betting fans know that in 2003 the Forest Oaks course was redesigned by Davis Love III and his design company. The name changed again to the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. Golf betting fans saw that in 2006, Daimler-Chrysler ended their association with the event and Wyndham Worldwide signed on as the new title sponsor, and the Wyndham Championship will debut in 2007 on the PGA Tour.
Golf betting fans know that Tiger Woods is expected to skip the event as are a number of top professionals including Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson and others. Golf betting fans know that the event comes just after the PGA Championship which makes it difficult for many top pros. Golf betting fans know that Davis Love III will be back to defend his title but he is not among the top pros on the PGA Tour in the world any longer. Chris DiMarco is one of the leading pros expected to compete this week.
Many people in Greensboro like the new name of the tournament because it is short and simple. "The Wyndham Championship," said Bobby Long, who heads the charitable foundation that runs Greensboro's professional golf tournament. "It's a clean and simple name. I like it more every time I say it." Wyndham is putting $25 million into the tournament over the next four years. The company has a two-year option to extend the agreement after the 2010 tournament. Wyndham owns or manages more than 6,300 hotels worldwide.