PGA Tour Expert Picks: Greenbrier Classic

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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It's July 4th weekend which means you'll be home swimming and consuming adult beverages which means it's the perfect weekend to watch some golf.

Here's a preview of the Greenbrier Classic.


The Greenbrier Classic is played in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., which might sound like the beginning of a joke but it's actually one of the more family-friendly, pretty stops on the PGA Tour circuit.

Plus, it's home to a Cold War fallout bunker shelter for governement officials that wasn't declassified for 30 years. Here's a cool NPR story about it and the ultimate question: "Why is there a 7,000-foot landing strip for a town of 3,000 people?"

It's also the spot where Stuart Appleby's famous round of 59 in 2010 took place.


The tournament will take place July 3-6 and the purse is $6.5 million.

You can watch on Thursday and Friday (July 3-4) on Golf Channel from 3-7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday (July 5-6) on Golf Channel from 1-2:30 p.m. on CBS from 3-6 p.m.

You can also watch the broadcast online at from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

All times Eastern

Participants and odds

Bubba Watson: 12-1
Jimmy Walker: 12-1
Webb Simpson: 20-1
Bill Haas: 22-1
Brendon Todd: 22-1
Kevin Na: 25-1
Steve Stricker: 28-1
Brendon de Jonge: 33-1
Gary Woodland: 33-1
Keegan Bradley: 33-1
Marc Leishman: 33-1

Former champions

2013 -- Jonas Blixt
2012 -- Ted Potter Jr.
2011 -- Scott Stallings
2010 -- Stuart Appleby

Expert picks


Kevin Na (25-1): Na has been too good this year and his odds are too high at 25-1 to not pick him. He went to a playoff at the Memorial, contended on the weekend at the US Open (sans Martin Kaymer), and now he's playing to get on the Ryder Cup team. He's also finished T7 and T36 in the two times he's started this tournament.

Lock for top 10

Jimmy Walker (12-1): Walker has finished in the top five here three of the four years the tournament has been played. He's also finished top 10 in three of his last four tournaments including the US Open and Players Championship. He's one of the favorites and deserves to be.


Martin Flores (125-1): Flores finished T54 last year but sixth the year before that at Greenbrier. He's had some close calls already this season, too. He finished third at the Wells Fargo Championship back in May and 12th at the Honda Classic. Maybe he'll wear one of those new OU uniforms on Sunday?

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