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Big Break Series Heads to The Greenbrier

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Golf Channel’s Big Break reality competition series returns for its 18th season this fall at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, providing the opportunity for the winner to compete alongside the PGA Tour’s best at The Greenbrier Classic in July 2013.

Big Break Greenbrier,” produced at The Greenbrier in June and scheduled to premiere Oct. 2, will feature a cast of 12 male professional golfers competing against each other in an attempt to make their lifelong dreams of playing alongside the world’s top golfers a reality. .

 “Big Break Greenbrier” will unfold on the resort’s four golf courses: The Old White TPC Course, home to The Greenbrier Classic; The Greenbrier Course, a Jack Nicklaus design and home to the 1979 Ryder Cup and the 1994 Solheim Cup; The Meadows Course, a Dick Wilson and Bob Cupp design that is often referred to as the most scenic of The Greenbrier courses; and The Snead Course, the private residents’ course and a Tom Fazio design that showcases a remarkable test of strategic tee shots, precision approaches and undulating fast greens.

 “We are excited about hosting our newest Big Break season at The Greenbrier and offering the winner the opportunity to compete in the 2013 Greenbrier Classic,” said Tom Knapp, Golf Channel senior vice president of programming.  “Big Break is one of the longest-running series on television and one of our most important original series franchises, and we strive to give our competitors tough tests on the golf course while showcasing a picturesque location.”

The Big Break show concept pits highly skilled golfers against each other in a variety of challenges that test their physical skills and mental toughness.  During “Big Break Greenbrier,” one contestant will be eliminated each week, with the last player standing awarded his Big Break.