Greenbrier Classic Tickets for Sale
The Greenbrier has had its share of involvement with professional golf over the years. The Greenbrier Course, built in 1924 and renovated by Jack Nicklaus in 1977, played host to the 1979 Ryder Cup Matches as well as the 1994 Solheim Cup Matches. It also played host to a Champions Tour tournament from 1985-87. World Golf Hall of Fame member Sam Snead, the winningest player in PGA Tour history (82 victories), served as Golf Professional Emeritus from 1994 until his death in 2002, leaving Watson to become The Greenbrier's second Golf Professional Emeritus in 2005. The Greenbrier also showcases a large collection of Snead and Watson memorabilia.
Watson, the winner of 39 PGA Tour events, is also currently a player on the Champions Tour. He has compiled quite a list of major victories, including two Masters Tournaments (1977, 1981), the 1982 U.S. Open, and a remarkable five British Opens (1975, 1977, 1980, 1982-83). More recently, Watson won the 2001 Senior PGA Championship and three Senior British Opens (2003, 2005, 2007).
With such a vast golf heritage, apart than Watson's play and involvement here, The Greenbrier has been fortunate enough to have hosted some of golf's most prominent players. Get your Greenbrier Classic tickets today and you can be there July 29-August 1, 2010 to walk in the footsteps of such legends as Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Nick Faldo, all of whom have played the distinct Greenbrier courses at one time or another.
The Greenbrier Classic is a brand new PGA Tour event that will be played for the first time on July 29-August 1, 2010 on The Old White Course at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Greenbrier Classic will be replacing Flint, Michigan's long standing Buick Open date on the PGA Tour calendar.
Earlier in the year, the PGA Tour and The Greenbrier jointly announced that they have entered a six-year agreement through 2015. The historic West Virginia resort will sponsor and host The Greenbrier Classic as part of the FedExCup beginning the week of July 26, 2010. The announcement was made at The Greenbrier during an afternoon press conference attended by resort-owner James Justice, West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, World Golf Hall of Fame member and Greenbrier Golf Professional Emeritus Tom Watson, and, via videoconference, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem.
The new Greenbrier Classic tournament will be held on The Old White Course, the Greenbrier's original of four golf courses, dating back to 1914. The Greenbrier will form a separate non-profit charitable organization to serve as the tournament operator.
Measuring nearly 7,000 yards, the par-70 Old White Course was originally designed by Charles Blair MacDonald and most recently underwent an extensive renovation by Lester George – returning the course to its original design and reopening in 2006. In preparation for the Greenbrier Classic tournament some minimal course modifications are expected, resulting in a couple of additional tees and an enhanced practice facility.