(White Sulphur Springs, WV) May 31, 2012 — Tiger Woods announced Monday that he will be playing in this year’s Greenbrier Classic, joining a strong field for the PGA TOUR event set for July 2-8. Tiger definitely brings an added layer of excitement to the popular event that won “Best in Class” from the PGA TOUR in 2011 and looks to continue that trend this year with another impressive field of players and concert lineups, including Toby Keith, Lionel Richie, The Fray, Rod Stewart and Bon Jovi.
Already committed to play in this year’s Greenbrier Classic are Phil Mickelson, who failed to make the cut last year and is looking for a little revenge on the Old White TPC course, Tom Watson, the resort’s pro emeritus, Sergio Garcia, Kenny Perry, returning champs Stuart Appleby and Scott Stallings, and a host of other players looking to take home part of the tournament’s $6.1 million purse.
While Tiger has struggled recently on the TOUR, the 72-time event winner still commands enormous crowds and ticket sales are already heating up. His presence alone is a huge coup for the Greenbrier Classic, in only its third year, and is one of only three new tournaments Tiger has added to his schedule in the past year.
The Greenbrier Classic Concert Series this July is going to be outstanding with an almost mind-boggling musical line-up! Three nights of music under the stars surrounded by seven days of professional golf played by the finest line-up of golfers on the PGA TOUR, all for $189. The huge success of the Classic's unique merger of world-class championship golf and superstar concerts (over 373,000 attended in 2011) has established The Greenbrier Classic as an event unparalleled in sports and entertainment—nothing like it will be found at the Super Bowl, or at the World Cup, or at the Olympics. Only at The Greenbrier is this level of superstar entertainment free with paid admission to the golf tournament.
The 2012 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series July 4th -- Toby Keith with special guest Lionel Richie
July 6th -- Rod Stewart with special guest The Fray
July 7th -- Bon Jovi
The 2012 Concerts will be held at the State Fair Grounds, home to the State Fair of West Virginia. Tickets to the 2012 Concert Series are included with the purchase of a Weekly Badge for The Greenbrier Classic. Concert tickets are not sold separately.
With the Greenbrier Classic quickly becoming a favorite stop for TOUR players, you can expect the field and excitement to build until Thursday morning’s tee-off. With badges starting at only $189 for the entire week and free access to all of the Concert Series, why wait? Visit www.GreenbrierClassic.com to secure your badge today.
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