Wyndham Championship Celebrates 75 Years Creating PGA Tour History.

This year’s Wyndham Championship is celebrating the 75th staging of the event at Greensboro, North Carolina.

Some of golf’s greatest names have tasted success in the event including a then 20-year old Spaniard Seve Ballesteros, and competing in the US for a first time in his career.

Welcome to the 75th anniversary Wyndham Championship.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Welcome to the 75th anniversary Wyndham Championship. (Photo – www.golfbytourmiss.com)

There was also the time in April 1968 when Friday’s second round was cancelled due the killing in Memphis of Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King.

However there is one golfer who stands out more than most when you delve into the history of this week’s $5.3m championship it is Sam Snead.

Sam Snead held the PGA Tour record in capturing the Greater Greensboro Open eight times.  (Photo - www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Sam Snead held the PGA Tour record in capturing the Greater Greensboro Open eight times. (Photo – www.golfbytourmiss.com)

Snead captured the event (Greater Greensboro Open as it was known) a record eight times (1938, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1965) before Tiger Woods tied the effort at the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational and 2013 WGC – Bridgestone Invitational.

The late, great Seve Ballesteros created PGA Tour history in competing in 1978.

The late, great Seve Ballesteros created PGA Tour history in competing in 1978.

Here is a selection of photographs from our visit today to the Sedgefield Country Club course.



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