Posted: July 27, 2010
The newest event on the PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic, kicks off for the first time Thursday at The Old White Course in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
The Old White Course is part of The Greenbrier Resort, a piece of America steeped in golf history. Sam Snead, who won a record 82 PGA Tour events, served at the resort's longtime teaching professional, as well as Golf Professional Emeritus from 1993 until his death in 2002. "Slammin' Sammy" recorded his final hole-in-one on No. 18 at The Old White Course.
The resort's Greenbrier Course hosted the 1979 Ryder Cup and 1994 Solheim Cup."It's great," said Titleist Brand Ambassador Brendon De Jonge, currently 34th in the FedEx Cup Point Standings. "I think any time there's history at a venue it's definitely gonna attract a stronger field. A lot of guys have studied on the history of golf, and I know how beloved Sam Snead was in this area having gone to school close by. It's pretty cool we can come to a place like this."Team Titleist members K. Robinson and A. Hayes won tickets to this event through Team Titleist and will be attending the event courtesy of The Greenbrier Classic.
TV coverage of the tournament is as follows (all times ET):
• Thursday, July 29: 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel)• Friday, July 30: 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel)• Saturday, July 31: 3-6 p.m. (CBS)• Sunday, August 1: 3-6 p.m.(CBS)For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.greenbrierclassic.com/.
On the other side of the country, in Sammarish, Wash., the 31st U.S. Senior Open will be played at Sahalee Country Club, where Pro V1 loyalist Berhard Langer will try to win back-to-back major championships.Last week, Langer won the Senior Open Championship at Royal Birkdale by a shot over Pro V1 loyalist Corey Pavin.
This will be the first USGA Championship played at Sahalee, home to the Sahalee Players Championship, a major amateur event. Sahalee also hosted the 1998 PGA Championship.Team Titleist members E. Zimmerman, S. Bevins and J. Bender won tickets to this event through Team Titleist and will be attending the event courtesy of The Greenbrier Classic.
TV coverage of the tournament is as follows (all times ET):• Thursday, July 29, 1-5 p.m. (ESPN)• Friday, July 30, 1-5 p.m. (ESPN)• Saturday, July 31, 3-6 p.m. (NBC)• Sunday, Aug. 1, 3-6 p.m. (NBC)For more information about the tournament or to purchase tickets, please visit www.2010ussenioropen.com/.