PGA Tour
PGA - The Greenbrier Classic Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Thursday, July 29th through Sunday, August 1st
SITE: Greenbrier Resort (Old White Course), White Sulphur Springs, WV
COURSE ARCHITECT: C.B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor (1914),
         Lester George (2006, 09-10 - renovation)
PAR: 70
YARDAGE: 7,031
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 449 yds10 - Par 4 385 yds
2 - Par 4 448 yds11 - Par 4 477 yds
3 - Par 3 205 yds12 - Par 5 568 yds
4 - Par 4 396 yds13 - Par 4 474 yds
5 - Par 4 344 yds14 - Par 4 399 yds
6 - Par 4 471 yds15 - Par 3 213 yds
7 - Par 4 405 yds16 - Par 4 442 yds
8 - Par 3 217 yds17 - Par 5 572 yds
9 - Par 4 404 yds18 - Par 3 162 yds
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34 3,339 yds36 3,692 yds
 
Annual:  1st
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 3-6 p.m. (et),
  - Thursday/Friday -- 8:30-11:30 p.m. (et) - replay,
  - Saturday -- 1-2:30 p.m. (et),
  CBS - Saturday -- 3-6 p.m. (et),
  Golf Channel - Saturday -- 9:30-11:30 p.m. (et) - replay,
  - Sunday -- 1-2:30 p.m. (et),
  CBS - Sunday -- 3-6 p.m. (et),
  Golf Channel - Sunday -- 9:30-11:30 p.m. (et)
Total Purse:  $6,000,000
Shares:  1st Place - $1,080,000; 2nd Place - $648,000; 3rd Place - $408,000
 
Past Greenbrier Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
20101st Year of Event

Top Players in the Field
Ben CraneWon Farmers Insurance Open in January
Jim Furyk2 victories in 2010, World No. 5
Sergio Garcia7 career PGA Tour wins, Won 2008 PLAYERS Championship
J.B. Holmes2 career PGA Tour wins, 7 top-15 finishes in 2010
Matt Kuchar7th on money list, 7 top-10 finishes in 2010
Jeff Overton10th on money list, 4 top-5 finishes in 2010
Kenny Perry14 career PGA Tour wins, 14 made cuts in 16 events
Carl PetterssonWon RBC Canadian Open last week
Nick Watney2 career PGA Tour wins, 6 top-10 finishes in 2010
Dean WilsonFinished 2nd last week at RBC Canadian Open

Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Nick Watney
Darkhorse - Charley Hoffman
 
Last week's Pick to Win (Mike Weir) - Missed the cut
Last week's Darkhorse (Sean O'Hair) - Missed the cut
 
NOTES:
The PGA Tour travels to West Virginia this week for the inaugural Greenbrier Classic at The Old White Course in White Sulphur Springs. Six of the top-50 players in the world are competing this week - Jim Furyk (5), Matt Kuchar (24), Nick Watney (32), Kenny Perry (39), Ben Crane (42) and Sergio Garcia (45). Furyk is looking to become the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour in 2010. Furyk, Ernie Els, Justin Rose and Steve Stricker are the only two- time winners.

The Old White Course at the Greenbrier Resort, is located in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Golf legend Sam Snead, the winningest player in PGA Tour history, was the resort's pro for 29 years and served as Golf Professional Emeritus from 1993 until his death in 2002. Snead recorded his final hole in one in 1995 on the 18th hole. Fellow Hall of Famer Tom Watson became the Golf Professional Emeritus in 2005.

Kentucky native Kenny Perry will be playing near his home state this week and is expected to be a crowd favorite. Perry is dedicating his play this week to the 29 families affected by the April mining disaster in West Virginia. He has pledged $2,000 for every birdie he records during the tournament. Greenbrier owner James Justice will match Perry's donation. Funds raised through this event will be donated to the families through the West Virginia Council of Churches.

Next week, the top players on the PGA Tour head to Akron, Ohio for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, where world No. 1 Tiger Woods will defend his title. The rest of the PGA Tour will be in New York for the Turning Stone Resort Championship, where Matt Kuchar captured the 2009 event.

07/27 18:23:37 ET

As of July 27, 2010, at 06:23 PM ET