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PGA tournament at The Greenbrier set to return with new dates, director

March 4, 2019 GMT

The Herald-Dispatch

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, the PGA tournament formerly known as the Greenbrier Classic, will return to West Virginia’s historic Old White TPC Course from Sept. 9-15, 2019, according to a news release.

Formerly played around the Fourth of July holiday, organizers announced Monday the PGA Tour’s annual stop at The Greenbrier will continue to honor the men and women of the U.S. military, as well as first responders, as the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is recognized.

According to the release, other special events during the golf tournament will include military flyovers, a paratrooper skydive and a kids zone. The tournament rounds will be aired live around the world on Golf Channel.

Organizers also announced Robert Harris, the vice president of golf at The Greenbrier, will serve as executive tournament director.

“I am thrilled and honored to be able to lead this fantastic tournament that brings the best golfers in the world to The Greenbrier each year,” Harris said in the release.

The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic also is scheduled to take place during the golf event, on the evenings of Sept. 13 and 14 at Center Court at Creekside. Information about tickets and the participating players will be announced at a later date, according to the release.

The Greenbrier first began hosting the PGA Tour event in 2010 and has welcomed renowned golfers such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia and others.

Tickets for A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier will go on sale in May at www.amilitarytribute.com or by calling 888-598-7380.