Greenbrier extends PGA Tour sponsorship, poised for '17 Presidents Cup
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Greenbrier extends PGA Tour sponsorship, poised for ’17 Presidents Cup


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The Greenbrier Resort, owner Jim Justice and the PGA Tour announced Tuesday a six-year extension for the resort as title sponsor and host of The Greenbrier Classic, extending the current deal through 2021.

The West Virginia event now has the longest commitment to remain on the PGA Tour schedule, through the entire length of the PGA Tour's television contract with NBC, Golf Channel and CBS.



“Jim Justice has shown genuine passion and commitment to not only host a PGA Tour event, but to build one into a premier stop on the PGA Tour,” said PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem. “He has turned The Greenbrier Classic into a true celebratory event during Fourth of July week."

The Old White TPC, the oldest of four courses on property at the resort, will continue to host the event.

The extension paves the way for The Greenbrier to be a strong contender to host the 2017 Presidents Cup. It would become the second venue, after Muirfield Village GC hosts the Presidents Cup in 2013, to host the Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and Solheim Cup matches.

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