White Sulphur Springs, WV (June 12, 2015) - Tournament officials announced today that PGA TOUR veteran and 12-time winner Steve Stricker joins major championship winners Davis Love III and John Daly to compete in the sixth edition of the award-winning Greenbrier Classic at The Old White TPC Course, June 29 - July 5, 2015.
Stricker, 48, has been one of the most consistent players on TOUR within the past six-plus years. Over that period he has only missed two cuts, one in 2012 at THE PLAYERS Championship and the other this year at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. The Wisconsin native is currently ranked No. 96 in the world and No. 168 in FedExCup points in only five events played this season as he recovers from back surgery in December. Since turning professional in 1990, Stricker has won 12 PGA TOUR titles and earned $40,853,744, seventh all-time on the TOUR's career money list. He will make his third Greenbrier Classic start at this year's tournament. His best finish, T-22, at The Classic came in his first start in 2012. He posted a T-35 effort last year for a career tournament scoring average of 68.5 and earnings of $87,257.50.
Love is the owner of 20 PGA TOUR victories, including the 1997 PGA Championship, and $43,050,790 in earnings over his nearly 30-year professional career. The Sea Island, Georgia resident is currently ranked No. 6 in career PGA TOUR earnings. Love has been a member of seven U.S. Ryder Cup teams, six as a player (1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002 and 2004) and one as a captain in 2012. He has also joined the U.S. squad for the Presidents Cup on seven occasions, six as a player (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2005) and in 2013 as an assistant Captain to Fred Couples. Love will be making his sixth appearance at the 2015 Greenbrier Classic. After a T-35 finish last year, his tournament scoring average is 68.5, with earnings of $267,960 and a T-9 performance in 2013 his best finish.
Two-time major championship winner, Daly, is one of the most recognizable figures in golf. He has recorded five-career PGA TOUR titles and his major victories include the 1991 PGA Championship and 1995 The Open Championship. The 49-year-old resident of Dardanelle, Arkansas has totaled $10,245,251 in earnings during his more than 25 years as a professional. This year will mark his sixth start at The Greenbrier Classic. His career-best finish at The Old White TPC Course came in 2012 when he tied for 12th. His tournament scoring average is 70.07 with earnings of $142,420.
See below for information regarding the 2015 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series and tournament fan enhancement details. Please note: there will be an increased stream of news coming from The Greenbrier Classic over the coming weeks.
The 2015 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series will feature Keith Urban and The Band Perry beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 and Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton at 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. respectively on Friday, July 3 at the State Fair of West Virginia fairgrounds. Weekly badges to The Greenbrier Classic, which provide access to the tournament grounds Monday to Sunday, are available from $129 per person while supplies last and include tickets to the 2015 Greenbrier Classic Concert Series.
The Vehicle Giveaway presented by My Local Ford Dealers will allow fans at the tournament the opportunity to register to win a new Ford vehicle during each competition round (7/2/15 - 7/5/15).
• Fans must register daily at the Ford display located along the fairway of #12.
• Drawing will take place on the 18th green immediately following the completion of play on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
• Winner must be present on the 18th green of The Old White TPC when drawing occurs.
The Hole-In-One Fan Jackpot adds an extra rooting interest for spectators seated in the bleachers and lawn area on Hole No. 18 from Wednesday's Pro-Am (7/1/15) to Sunday's final round (7/5/15). These fans will receive a cash payout for every hole-in-one made by any player, amateur or professional, in the Pro-Am or official field of competitors for the four competition rounds.
• Spectator Cash Payout: $100 1st hole-in-one / $500 2nd hole-in-one / $1,000 3rd hole-in-one
• Amateur / PGA TOUR Professional: $25,000 1st hole-in-one / $50,000 2nd hole-in-one / $100,000 3rd hole-in-one - to be donated to the charity of their choice
ABOUT THE GREENBRIER
Nestled 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 golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility, along with an exciting new 2,500 seat tennis stadium named Center Court at Creekside, celebrating its grand opening on June 20, 2015; The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; 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 New Orleans Saints Training Camp, 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.