PGA & The Greenbrier Announce Multi-Year Golf Tournament

The PGA Tour and The Greenbrier announced Wednesday they have entered a six-year agreement for the resort to sponsor and host The Greenbrier Classic as part of the FedExCup, beginning the week of July 26th through August 1st, 2010.

The new tournament will be held on The Old White Course. That's The Greenbrier's original of four golf courses, dating back to 1914.

The Greenbrier will form a separate, non-profit charitable organization to serve as the tournament operator.

The announcement was made at The Greenbrier during a Wednesday afternoon press conference that included resort owner James Justice, West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, World Golf Hall of Fame member and Greenbrier Golf Professional Emeritus Tom Watson and, by video conference, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem.

The Greenbrier has had considerable involvement with professional golf over the years. The Greenbrier Course, built in 1924 and renovated by Jack Nicklaus in 1977, played host to the 1979 Ryder Cup Matches as well as the 1994 Solheim Cup Matches.

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