2014 Greenbrier Classic - Vegas Odds, Free Picks, + Tee Times
The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia will once again be the host for the Greenbrier Classic in 2014. It will be a celebration because the first round action will take place on the Fourth of July. The Old White TPC has had a few changes and course alterations made to it, which includes bringing many of the fairways in tighter forcing straight tee shots. This also includes replacing all 18 greens with bent grass, though players will be used to putting them because many PGA Tour course utilize bent grass greens.
The layout itself is more than 7,200 yards in length, with many challenges over the course of the 18 holes. Ending on a Par-3 is the mark of an older course, as the 18th hole will only measure 162 yards. The 2014 Greenbrier Classic should be an exciting one.
The TPC Old White and all its glory can be seen throughout the week on Golf Channel and CBS. Golf Channel will be the home of the Thursday and Friday action, in addition to early golf on Saturday and Sunday. CBS comes in the afternoon on the weekend to bring the tournament to its conclusion.
Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, WV
The Greenbrier is known for its sulfur water spring that issues forth from the middle of the luxury resort. It is home to four courses; The Meadows, The Snead, The Greenbrier, and The Old White TPC, a par-70, 7,287-yard championship course that opened in 1914.
The West Virginia course was first played by President Woodrow Wilson. Old White is known for its tricky shots that require unparalleled strategy due to the undulating greens and unpredictable elevation changes in the fairway. It was designed by Charles Blair Macdonald, one of golf's forerunners in the United States. It began hosting the Greenbrier Classic three years ago and is now part of the PGA Tour.
Greenbrier is best known for its classic clubhouse and golf amenities that are naturalistically sculpted into the landscape.
We will offer full Vegas odds and our pick to win as soon as the information becomes available. In order to make these evaluations, though, we will need to review the results of the preceding Tour events, including the wrap-up of the AT&T National, which winds down on June 29. Check back here on the following Monday for PGA Vegas odds and other pertinent stats and picks.
Again, we will not be able to offer our full picks until we have a chance to properly evaluate the way the players are doing. Once the PGA Tour is really underway—and after the AT&T National concludes—we will offer our pick to win, our long shot picks, and more. Once the Vegas odds are posted, check back here to get our tips and picks.
Finally, we will offer the first and second round tee times for this event by July 1 or 2; check back then for this information. The tee times and pairings are seldom revealed more than 36 hours before the first round commences, and they are virtually never made available before the week of the tournament.
2013 Greenbrier Classic
The outcome of the 2013 Greenbrier Classic was in doubt through much of the final round. In fact with just five holes remaining, there were five players within one shot of the lead. Then Jonas Blixt set himself apart from the field, making a couple of birdies on the way in two claim a two-shot victory over four players. Blixt shot the low round on Sunday of the players who finished in the top-five, which was the ticket to the winner's circle.
The win moved him into the top-50 of the World Golf Rankings, and also got him into the British Open at Muirfield a couple of weeks later. The victory was the second of Blixt's young PGA Tour career. He won the Frys.com Open as a rookie in 2012 but this is definitely the bigger win of the two.
2013 Greenbrier Classic - Leaderboard
- Jonas Blixt -13 (267)
- Steven Bowditch -11 (269)
- Matt Jones -11 (269)
- Johnson Wagner -11 (269)
- Jimmy Walker -11 (269)