The PGA Tour kicks off the 2019/2020 season off at West Virginia’s historic Greenbrier resort this September 12-15. The newly rechristened Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, formerly the Greenbrier Classic, moves to its new position as season opener. The field will include Bryson DeChambeau, Bubba Watson, and newly minted PGA Tour rookie Viktor Hovland, who impressed finishing 12th as an amateur in the 2019 U.S. Open. The defending champion is Kevin Na, and he will hope for another strong performance to set the tone for his season.
The tournament is a relative newcomer, with the first Greenbrier Classic occuring in 2010. The event has been a summer event until the 2019 edition, traditionally occuring in July. The tournament has few big name winners, with 2017’s Xander Schauffele the highest profile champion followed by 2-time major winner and 2014 champion Angel Cabrera. The tournament has also seen numerous wins by rookies including 2011’s Scott Stallings and 2012’s Ted Potter, Jr. The record for lowest score goes to inaugural champion Stuart Appleby, who shot a -22 over 4 rounds. Appleby’s performance included a first round 59, which was only the 5th time a sub-60 score had been scored in PGA Tour history.
Defending champion Kevin Na. photo courtesy Brad Davis/The Register
A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier is able to offer grounds tickets free of charge thanks to a generous donation from Bluestone Resources. Fans simply have to register for their tickets here. Fans only have to enter in their information to reclaim their tickets, including the name of a military member or first responder to be honored as an Everyday Hero. Each name submitted will be displayed on the Greenbrier Wall of Honor and will be entered into various drawings throughout the week for prizes totaling more than half a million dollar, including a drawing for $50,000 cash on Saturday, September 14. For fans wanting an upgraded experience, Eisenhower Club tickets start at $600 that provides access to an air-conditioning facilities with and televisions, beverage service and catered food service. Or choose the all-inclusive Clubhouse ticket for $3,000 that includes access to the Greenbrier Clubhouse that overlooks the 18th green and includes gourmet complimentary food and beverages.
Television coverage is provided by the Golf Channel. Coverage is provided Thursday and Friday 2pm-6pm ET and Saturday and Sunday 3-6pm ET. Coverage of featured groups is also streaming on PGA Tour Live Thursday-Friday, 7am-6pm ET. Radio coverage is provided by PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM and streaming online at PGATour.com/liveaudio.