|Location||White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia|
Old White TPC
|Length||7,287 yards (6,663 m)|
|Prize fund||$6.3 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||258 Stuart Appleby (2010)|
|To par||–22 Stuart Appleby (2010)|
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.
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.
Old White TPC Course in 2013
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.
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.
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.
The 2013 tournament was not won by a rookie and did not result in a playoff. 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 in a round that was halted by weather.
The 2014 Greenbrier Classic was one of the events that guaranteed entry into the 2014 Open Championship for four non-exempt players.
|2013||Jonas Blixt||Sweden||66-67-67-67=267||–13||2 strokes||6,300,000||1,134,000|
|2012||Ted Potter, Jr.||United States||69-67-64-64=264||–16||Playoff||6,100,000||1,098,000|
|2011||Scott Stallings||United States||70-65-66-69=270||–10||Playoff||6,000,000||1,080,000|
|2010||Stuart Appleby||Australia||66-68-65-59=258||–22||1 stroke||6,000,000||1,080,000|
The Greenbrier Classic Concerts Series take place at the West Virginia State Fair Grounds.
|2010||Reba McEntire||Rascal Flatts||Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley|
|2011||Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw||The Black Eyed Peas||Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban|
|2012||Toby Keith with Lionel Richie||Rod Stewart with The Fray||Bon Jovi|
|2013||Kenny Chesney||no concert||Aerosmith|
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