A dramatic win for Tiger Woods this weekend in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio is helping fuel ticket sales for next month’s Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.

With the win, Woods tied Jack Nicklaus for second all time career PGA TOUR wins.  They both now have 73, behind only Sam Snead.

Greenbrier Classic Tournament Director Tim McNeely says that is not a surprise.  "He’s the most important person in golf.  He’s the most important person in sports, really," McNeely said.

Woods is among the players scheduled to participate in The Greenbrier Classic which opens on Monday, July 2nd and runs through Sunday, July 8th.  This year, it’s been moved up on the PGA TOUR schedule so it falls between the British Open and the U.S. Open.

On ticket sales, "We’re already way ahead of pace from last year," McNeely said.

As of now, badges for admission to the Old White Golf Course and the series of big name concerts in July are still selling for $189.  Concert tickets are not being sold separately.

Toby Keith will perform in Greenbrier County on Wednesday, July 4th.  A show from Rod Stewart featuring Lionel Richie is set for Friday, July 6th while Bon Jovi will take the stage on Saturday, July 7th.

McNeely says, at some point, those sales will most likely be suspended.

"We’re probably approaching over $1 million in ticket revenue above and beyond where we were this time last year, given a month removed," McNeely said on Monday’s MetroNews Talkline.

"We just cannot make it unlimited tickets.  We have to look out for spectator safety, traffic, player safety, all those issues."

You can find out more about The Greenbrier Classic at www.GreenbrierClassic.com.
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