WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Wednesday was not an easy day for Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin on the Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier Resort.
“I was intimidated,” said Tomblin, who played on a pro-am team that included Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and PGA Tour player Bubba Watson.
“I’ve gotten to play golf a couple of times this year and, apparently, these guys are hitting it on a regular basis,” he said shortly after his round ended.
Tomblin would not divulge his score during an appearance on MetroNews “Talkline” — which is broadcasting from The Greenbrier Resort for the 2013 Greenbrier Classic.
“I stayed in the game,” was all he would admit. “I finished 18 holes.”
Tomblin admitted it was Watson who carried the team. “He just knocks the socks off that ball out there, so it’s just amazing how these guys can do those drives.”
Tomblin said the national and international exposure West Virginia is getting from The Greenbrier Classic will help with potential investors in the future.
A number of business leaders are in Greenbrier County for the PGA Tour event that is now in its fourth year.