The PGA Tour announced Saturday that the upcoming Greenbrier Classic has been cancelled do to ‘devastating flooding,’ after storms ravaged West Virginia.
In a statement, the Tour and The Green Brier Resort said Old White TPC, where the tournament was set to be held July 7-10, had sustained ‘extensive damage’ from the flooding and is ‘beyond reasonable repair’ to host the event.
“We are heartbroken by the devastation that the residents of West Virginia are experiencing at this time and the reports of lives lost due to the terrible flooding,” PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement on PGATOUR.com. “Cancelling The Greenbrier Classic is certainly the most prudent course of action as our foremost concern is the well-being of those who are having to live through this tragic situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
The Greenbrier and the PGA Tour have hosted the event since 2010, and extended their commitment through 2021.
“We love the PGA TOUR and our partnership with these fine people,” added Greenbrier owner Jim Justice. “All of us are united with only one common goal to help the people through this terrible time.”