WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS – The luxurious Greenbrier Resort in southern West Virginia plays host to thousands of guests per year, especially in July when the PGA TOUR makes a stop in the Mountain State for the annual Greenbrier Classic. This year, 156 professional golfers will take on The Greenbrier’s Old White TPC Course with a $6.9 million purse at stake.
Along with the Classic, the Greenbrier hosts a fun-filled golf event known as the Wednesday Pro-Am, which consists of “today’s music, television and sports stars” competing in an entertaining match of their own alongside some of the PGA’s top players, per greenbrierclassic.com.
Former WVU and current Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee is scheduled to return back to the state where he played his collegiate football to participate in the event along with fellow NFL star Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, and four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal.
According to his Twitter account, McAfee — also a professional comedian — doesn’t expect to hit a low score, but is more than prepared to make people laugh during his time in WV.
A handful of other celebrities on schedule to participate in the Pro-Am include NASCAR drivers Danica Patrick and Denny Hamlin, former WVU QB’s Pat White and Jeff Hostetler, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, and Duck Dynasty television personalities Willie and Jace Robertson.
The Wednesday Pro-Am will take place on July 6, 2016. The Classic will begin on July 7 and conclude on July 10. A weekly grounds badge is FREE to the public for all of this year’s Greenbrier Classic events.
Information in this article courtesy greenbrierclassic.com