Tiger Woods announced Monday that he will be playing in this year’s Greenbrier Classic, joining a strong field for the PGA TOUR event set for July 2-8. Tiger definitely brings an added layer of excitement to the popular event that won “Best in Class” from the PGA TOUR in 2011 and looks to continue that trend this year with another impressive field of players and concert lineups, including Toby Keith, Lionel Richie, The Fray, Rod Stewart and Bon Jovi.
Already committed to play in this year’s Greenbrier Classic are Phil Mickelson, who failed to make the cut last year and is looking for a little revenge on the Old White TPC course, Tom Watson, the resort’s pro emeritus, Sergio Garcia, Kenny Perry, returning champs Stuart Appleby and Scott Stallings, and a host of other players looking to take home part of the tournament’s $6.1 million purse.
While Tiger has struggled recently on the TOUR, the 72-time event winner still commands enormous crowds and ticket sales are already heating up. His presence alone is a huge coup for the Greenbrier Classic, in only its third year, and is one of only three new tournaments Tiger has added to his schedule in the past year.
With the Greenbrier Classic quickly becoming a favorite stop for TOUR players, you can expect the field and excitement to build until Thursday morning’s tee-off. With badges starting at only $189 for the entire week and free access to all of the Concert Series.
Members of the Greenbrier Sporting Club will have the luxury of being within walking distance of this exciting event in addition to having access to The Greenbrier resort’s amenities, including fine dining, a five-star spa, designer boutiques, indoor pool, casino, ballrooms, and four of the best golf courses in West Virginia.