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PGA Tour cancels Greenbrier Classic because of devastating floods

June 25, 2016

The PGA Tour officially canceled the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W.V., because of the devastating floods that have ravaged the Greenbrier Resort and surrounding areas.

“We are heartbroken by the devastation that the residents of West Virginia are experiencing at this time and the reports of lives lost due to the terrible flooding,” PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement.

“Cancelling the Greenbrier Classic is certainly the most prudent course of action as our foremost concern is the well-being of those who are having to live through this tragic situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”


At least 26 people have died in the floods and more than 100 homes have been lost.

“All of our focus needs to be on helping all the people of our great state,” Greenbrier owner Jim Justice said in a statement. “So many have lost loved ones, their homes, and have no place to go.

“We love the PGA Tour and our partnership with these fine people. All of us are united with only one common goal to help the people through this terrible time.

The Greenbrier Classic was scheduled to begin in 12 days.