wyndham championship

The PGA Tour returns to Greensboro this year for the 76th Wyndham Championship (August 17-23) at Sedgefield Country Club in Jamestown and it’s going to feature a specialized tent serving up a host of North Carolina-brewed beers.

The Sunbrella Craft Beer Tent will be set up between the 9th green and the 10th tee (a.k.a. the prime spectator area) and serve up seven different beers from across the state.

Those beers will be: Highland’s Gaelic Ale (Asheville), White Street’s Kolsch (Wake Forest), Olde Hickory Brewery’s Ruby Lager (Hickory) in Hickory, Catawba’s White Zombie from (Asheville), Sierra’s Pale Ale (Hendersonville), Oskar Blues Pinner IPA (Asheville) and Natty Greene’s Southern Pale Ale (Greensboro).

Pretty strong selection here, both of beers cooked up by local breweries and popular selections from the bigger breweries to join the state’s portfolio. (Sierra’s Pale is good anyway; it’s REAL good when it was bottled/kegged two weeks before.)

All of those beers are great for the August heat of Greensboro too. Lots of reasonable ABV selections (long day at the course) and nothing that’s too heavy or malty to wipe out folks that want to linger.

The beer tent is also sponsored by R.H. Barringer, who helped make the selections.

Tournament director Mark Brazil described it as “the perfect way to … enjoy a late-summer afternoon.”

It’s a good call. One big reason to potentially swing by the Wyndham this year? Tiger Woods might play. Tiger’s never graced Greensboro with his presence but acknowledged he could tee it up at Sedgfield if the PGA Championship goes well in two weeks. He’s several hundred points back of making the Fed Ex cup and with the Wyndham positioned as the final event before the playoff begins, he could very well find himself in Greensboro for the first time.