Greenbrier Classic canceled due to extreme flooding in West Virginia

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This is how beautiful The Greenbrier normally looks. USATSI

The Greenbrier Classic has been canceled by the PGA Tour after excessive flooding in West Virginia has left the area devastated.

The announcement was made on Saturday that the tournament, scheduled for July 7-10, would not take place as efforts need to be focused on helping the area recover from the massive floods.

"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," said PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem in a statement. "Canceling 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."

The floods ravaged the area, causing many to lose homes and damaging a significant amount of property. The golf course at The Greenbrier was also impacted by the flooding as water covered a portion of the course.


"All of our focus needs to be on helping all the people of our great state," said Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier 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 set to be the final PGA Tour event before the British Open at Royal Troon.

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