The Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour this week has been cancelled due to severe flooding in the area of West Virginia
This week’s PGA Tour Event Greenbrier Classic Cancelled
There will be no PGA Tour event this week.
This week’s Greenbrier Classic has been cancelled due to severe flooding.
26 people have been confirmed dead according to CNN.
“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,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem.
“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.”
“All of our focus needs to be on helping all of the people of our great State. So many have lost loved ones, their homes, and have no place to go,” said Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier.
The Greenbrier Classic was introduced in 2010 through a six-year agreement with the resort.
In 2012, The Greenbrier signed a six-year extension, ensuring that they host the tournament until 2021.
“This is a tremendous partnership and we’ve received unbelievable support from golf fans throughout the region,” Finchem said.
“We know we will have the opportunity to return again next year and we look forward to that time. But for now, that is of secondary concern. The priority is safety of the residents and their recovery from this disaster.”
Justice added: “We love the PGA TOUR and our partnership with these fine people. All of us are united with only one common goal to help the people through this terrible time.”
The Greenbrier is a hotel resort and has opened its doors to flood victims, giving out food and water to those who need it.
Our thoughts our with the residents of West Virginia and their families.
Last year’s Greenbrier Classic was won by Danny Lee who beat David Hearn, Kevin Kisner and Robert Streb in a play-off.