A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier (PGA Tour Golf Tournament)

2015 Greenbrier Classic winner Danny Lee
Danny Green with the trophy after winning the Greenbrier Classic in 2015. Darren Carroll/Getty Images

The Greenbrier Classic — called A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in 2019 — joined the PGA Tour schedule in 2010, replacing the now-defunct Buick Open. It is played in West Virginia at the Greenbrier Resort, whose golf club previously hosted a Champions Tour event for three years in the 1980s.

2019 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier
Twenty-year-old Joaquin Niemann became the first winner from Chile in PGA Tour history. He also became the youngest international winner on the tour since 1923. Niemann finished at 21-under 259, six strokes ahead of runner-up Tom Hoge.

2018 Tournament
Kevin Na cruised to a five-stroke victory on the strength of a final-round 64. And that came on the heels of a 63 in the second round and 65 in the third round. The distant runner-up was Kelly Kraft.

2017 Greenbrier Classic
Xander Schauffele birdied the final hole to win by one stroke. Shauffele finished at 14-under 266 after shooting 67 in the final round. The runner-up was Robert Streb. It was the first PGA Tour win for the tour rookie.

The Greenbrier Classic Tournament Records:

  • 72 holes: 258 - Stuart Appleby, 2010
  • 18 holes: 59 - Stuart Appleby, 2010; Kevin Chappell, 2019

The Greenbrier Classic Golf Course:

The Greenbrier Classic is named after The Greenbrier Resort, a historic property in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The resort has three golf courses, the Meadows Course, the Greenbrier Course and the Old White TPC. Old White TPC is the site of The Greenbrier Classic.

Old White TPC originally opened in 1914 with a design by Charles B. Macdonald. It became part of the PGA Tour's TPC network in 2011, when its named changed from The Old White Course to The Old White TPC.

A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier Trivia and Notes:

  • In the short history of the tournament there have been two rounds of 59. The first was carded by Stuart Appleby in the final round of the inaugural tournament in 2010, and not surprisingly it propelled Appleby to victory. The second was recorded by Kevin Chappell in the second round in 2019, but that was Chappell's only sub-70 round of the tournament.
  • Appleby's 59 was the fifth one in PGA Tour history to that point. (See also: Lowest rounds in PGA Tour history) Chappell's was the 11th.
  • The Greenbrier Resort has been affiliated with three of the best golfers in the sport's history. Sam Snead and Tom Watson both served as the resort's "golf pro emeritus" in the past. In 2015, Lee Trevino took over that title.
  • According to the Greenbrier Resort website, one of the first golfers to play what is now called the Old White TPC course was U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, in April 1914.
  • The 2016 Greenbrier Classic wasn't played after severe weather damaged the golf course too badly for repairs to be made in a timely manner.
  • Twenty-year-old Joaquin Niemann became the first winner from Chile in PGA Tour history with his victory in 2019. He also became the youngest international winner on the tour since 1923.

A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier Winners:

(p-won playoff)

2019 - Joaquin Niemann, 259
2018 - Kevin Na, 261
2017 - Xander Schauffele, 266
2016 - Not played
2015 - Danny Lee-p, 267
2014 - Angel Cabrera, 264
2013 - Jonas Blixt, 267
2012 - Ted Potter Jr., 264
2011 - Scott Stallings-p, 270
2010 - Stuart Appleby, 258