Course opens for The Greenbrier Classic

GREENBRIER COUNTY, W.Va. — The Tournament Director for The Greenbrier Classic says anything can happen on the Old White Course at The Greenbrier Resort this week.

“This golf course allows people to get hot at the right time,” said Monte Ortel on Day One of the PGA Tour event.

The first round of the competition begins on Thursday.  On Monday morning, PGA Tour practice rounds were underway on the Old White Course. The first pro-am event of the week was scheduled for Monday afternoon.

On Tuesday, the practice rounds were scheduled to continue while a youth clinic was set for Tuesday afternoon.

“Everything’s in place. Everything is where it needs to be. We’ve got a great team going out, plugging a few holes out there,” Ortel said. “The excitement’s here. Everybody’s here. It’s exciting times. This is what we work all year for.”

Ortel said ticket sales have been strong with anywhere from 28,000 to 35,000 spectators possible on any given day this week. “This year is pushing the most we’ve ever had,” he said. Badges for grounds access and this week’s concerts from Maroon 5 and Jimmy Buffett are still available.

Here is the schedule for The Greenbrier Classic for the remainder of the week:

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
7:00am Gates Open
7:00am Wednesday Pro-Am Morning Flight
12:30pm Wednesday Pro-Am Afternoon Flight

Thursday, July 3, 2014
7:00am Gates Open FIRST ROUND OF COMPETITION

Friday, July 4, 2014
7:00am Gates Open SECOND ROUND OF COMPETITION
9:30pm Greenbrier Classic Concert Series – Maroon 5

Saturday, July 5, 2014
8:00am Gates Open THIRD ROUND OF COMPETITION
9:30pm Greenbrier Classic Concert Series- Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band

Sunday, July 6, 2014
8:00am Gates Open FINAL ROUND OF COMPETITION
6:00pm Awards Ceremony at the 18th Green

“This is the place to be this week,” Ortel said on Monday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”

MetroNews “Talkline” with Hoppy Kercheval and MetroNews “Tee To Green” with Fred Persinger will broadcast live from Slammin’ Sammies at The Greenbrier Resort through the week.





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