"We are ready."
That is what Greenbrier Resort Owner Jim Justice has to say with a week to go until the start of The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR event. "The course is in terrific shape. All the stuff is up and everybody is ready," he said.
Justice estimates attendance could top 230,000 this year. To handle the anticipated crowds, badge sales for the Greenbrier Classic events will end at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
For more information about those badges for admission, go to www.greenbrierclassic.com.
The leading players on the PGA Tour will be competing in the Greenbrier Classic, which is now in its third year, including Phil Mickelson, Tom Watson and Sergio Garcia. This year will be the first year Tiger Woods has played the Old White Course.
Scott Stallings won the 2011 Greenbrier Classic and will be back again this year, along with Stuart Appleby who won in 2010.
The concerts are also expected to draw tens of thousands of people. Toby Keith will perform in Lewisburg on the Fourth of July. Rod Stewart will take the stage with special guest Lionel Richie on Friday, July 6th. Bon Jovi is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th.
Justice says they’re getting a lot of help to make it all happen.
"I think there’s 2,000 volunteers," he says. "It’s really coming together now."
MetroNews will bring you complete coverage of The Greenbrier Classic, starting next Monday, on the air and online at www.wvmetronews.com.