Aug. 13, 2012
Greensboro, N.C. – Chesson Hadley, a three-time golf All-American at Georgia Tech who captured his first professional victory last month on the eGolf Tour, has received a sponsor’s exemption to play in the Wyndham Championship, his first PGA Tour event, this week.
The 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference champion is one of nine golfers who have accepted sponsor’s exemptions into the 73rd annual event, which begins Thursday at Sedgefield Country Club. The 25-year-old Hadley, who is from Raleigh, N.C., and plays out of Raleigh Country Club, won the River Landing Open in July and ranks second on the eGolf Tour money list. He has made 16 cuts in 17 events and has top-10 finishes each of the past five weeks.
Four-time Tech All-American David Duval was among those receiving sponsor’s exemptions along with Ben Kohles of Cary, N.C., who won his first two Web.com Tour events, Patrick Cantlay, who turned professional earlier this summer after a distinguished amateur career while at UCLA, Matthew NeSmith, the nation’s top-ranked junior player, Dicky Price, Boo Weekley, Ryo Ishikawa and Nicolas Colsaerts.
Contested annually on the Donald Ross-designed course at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., the Wyndham Championship was founded in 1938 and is the seventh-oldest event on the PGA TOUR.