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Greenbrier Classic

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Established  2010
Length  7,287 yards (6,663 m)
Par  70
Tour(s)  PGA Tour
Greenbrier Classic
Location  White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Course(s)  The Greenbrier Old White TPC

The Greenbrier Classic is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, played on The Old White TPC at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It made its debut in 2010 and replaced the long-standing Buick Open in Flint, Michigan on the tour schedule.

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Opened in 1914, The Old White course joined the TPC network of courses in March 2011. It was extended to 7,287 yards (6,663 m) in 2013 at an average elevation of approximately 1,850 feet (560 m) above sea level.

Played in late July for its first two editions, The Greenbrier Classic moved to early July in 2012. Prior to the 2012 event, the original six-year contract with the PGA Tour was extended another six years, through 2021. Due to the effects of severe flooding in June, the 2016 tournament was cancelled.

Course

Old White TPC Course in 2013

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2010

In the final round of the inaugural year, Stuart Appleby shot a 59, the fifth in PGA Tour history, to win by one stroke. It was his first win on tour in four years. It was the second 59 of the year; Paul Goydos posted the fourth sub-60 score less than a month earlier, in the first round of the John Deere Classic.

2011

The 2011 tournament went to a three-way sudden-death playoff. On the first extra hole with Bob Estes and Bill Haas, Scott Stallings birdied the par-3 18th hole to become the sixth rookie of the season to post a victory.

2012

The 2012 edition was also decided with a playoff in an event where both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson missed the cut in the same PGA Tour event for the first time. In a battle of the relative unknowns (both succeeding on mini-tours before graduating from the Web.com Tour in 2011), Ted Potter, Jr. (218th in the world rankings) defeated Troy Kelly (#464) on the third extra hole. After pars at the par-3 18th and par-5 17th, Potter sank a four-foot (1.3 m) putt for birdie at the 18th to gain his first PGA Tour victory.

2013

Jonas Blixt won by two strokes over four players for his second PGA Tour win, including third round leader Johnson Wagner. Blixt started the fourth round four strokes behind Wagner.

2014

In 2014, it became one of the events that guaranteed entry into the Open Championship, with slots for up to four players not yet qualified. Ángel Cabrera overcame a final-round 61 from George McNeill for his third PGA Tour win. Earning entry into The Open were McNeill, Chris Stroud, Billy Hurley III, and Cameron Tringale. A two-time major winner, Cabrera gained his first non-major win on the PGA Tour at age 44.

2015

Danny Lee won a four-man playoff over David Hearn, Kevin Kisner, and Robert Streb. Earning entry into the 2015 Open Championship were Lee, Hearn, James Hahn, and Greg Owen.

2016

Due to the damage sustained by the course in the 2016 West Virginia flood, the PGA Tour announced on June 25 that the event had been cancelled. It had been scheduled for July 7–10 and was part of the Open Qualifying Series. The Open exemption was transferred to the Barracuda Championship.

Concerts

The Greenbrier Classic Concerts Series take place at the West Virginia State Fair Grounds in Fairlea.

References

Greenbrier Classic Wikipedia


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