Floods force cancellation of Greenbrier Classic
PGA Tour and Greenbrier Resort officials have announced that The Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, has been cancelled due to the devastating flooding caused by record rainfalls throughout West Virginia.
Greenbrier County, where The Greenbrier Resort is located, has been particularly hard-hit by torrential rains. The Old White TPC, host course for the tournament, suffered extensive damage from the flooding and is beyond reasonable repair to conduct the tournament, TOUR officials said.
PGA Tour stands get swept away at Greenbrier Resort (Credit: Greenbrier Classic)
“We are heartbroken by the devastation that the residents of West Virginia are experiencing at this time and the reports of lives lost due to the terrible flooding,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem.
“Cancelling The Greenbrier Classic is certainly the most prudent course of action as our foremost concern is the well-being of those who are having to live through this tragic situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
“All of our focus needs to be on helping all of the people of our great State. So many have lost loved ones, their homes, and have no place to go,” said Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier.
Justice added: “We love the PGA TOUR and our partnership with these fine people. All of us are united with only one common goal to help the people through this terrible time.”