White Sulphur Springs, WV (May 1, 2015) - Officials of The Greenbrier Classic announced today that 14-time Major Championship winner, 11-time PGA TOUR Player of the Year and two-time FedExCup Champion, Tiger Woods has committed to compete in the sixth edition of the award-winning PGA TOUR stop at The Old White TPC Course.
The Greenbrier Classic will take place from June 29 - July 5, 2015 at The Greenbrier, the classic American resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Woods, 39, will be making his second appearance at The Greenbrier Classic. Since turning professional in 1996 he has amassed 79 PGA TOUR victories, second all-time behind Sam Snead, former pro-emeritus at The Greenbrier resort, who recorded 82 titles. Woods' record includes 14 professional major championships and the 2007 and 2009 FedExCup titles. He is one of only five players in the history of the game to win a career Grand Slam, joining Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen - all winners of the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, British Open and Masters Tournament.
From June of 2005 to October 2010 Woods monopolized the number one ranking in the world, setting records for both consecutive weeks and total weeks at the top with 281 and a staggering 623 respectively. Woods has also dominated the TOUR's money list throughout his career, landing in the top spot a record 10 times, the most recent in 2013, and placing him No. 1 on the career money list with more than $109 million in earnings. He has been a member of seven U.S. Ryder Cup teams (1997, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012) and eight U.S. Presidents Cup teams (1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013).
Woods, the winningest player in professional golf over the past 19 years, took a voluntary leave of absence in February after withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open with back stiffness. He used the time to address struggles with his short game, vowing to only return when he could be competitive. He did just that earlier this month at the Masters Tournament where he was indeed competitive, tying for 17th. His return at Augusta marked his first four-round tournament of the year and just his third start.
"We are pleased and excited to have one of the all-time greats in the game join The Greenbrier Classic's 2015 field," said Jim Justice, chairman and owner of The Greenbrier. "Tiger is one of the biggest stars in all of sport and he brings significant attention to any event he enters. All involved with The Greenbrier Classic look forward to hosting Tiger on The Old White TPC Course as one of the professionals in this year's field at America's resort."
Weekly badges to The Greenbrier Classic, which provide access to the tournament grounds Monday to Sunday, are available from $129 per person. Tournament Badges include tickets to the 2015 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series, featuring Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton on Friday, July 3 and a second concert to be announced at a later date.
ABOUT THE GREENBRIER
Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: five championship golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedExCup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort's grounds.