The first year of The Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia saw plenty of low scores including a final round 59 by champion Stuart Appleby.  As soon as the tournament ended the Greenbrier went to work lengthening the course for the second tournament.  The Old White now measure 7274 yards from the back tees with 8 holes having yardage added. 

One player who has seen the game evolve to the point that a course must be over 7200 yards to challenge those on the PGA Tour is Tom Watson.  The golf pro emeritus of the Greenbrier will be playing in this year's tournament.  He is looking forward to teeing it up on a course that he knows very well.


"I'm looking forward to putting my test to this longer golf course this next month. I hope that I can be competitive out here. I think I know this golf course pretty well." said Watson.

The tournament will be played from July 28-July 31.  Greenbrier owner Jim Justice also announced that next year's tournament would be played over the July 4th holiday.