Greenbrier Classic offering concerts cash to fans


In its first year as a PGA Tour event, the Greenbrier Classic is already pulling out all the stops.

On Thursday country music icons Rascal Flatts and Reba McEntire will perform, and on Saturday Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood take the stage. Both shows are open exclusively to weekly badge-holders of the Greenbrier Classic.

And that’s not all.

New owner of the Greenbrier Jim Justice, who rescued the resort from bankruptcy last year, announced a reward for any holes-in-one at the par-3 18th hole.

During any of the four rounds, if a player makes an ace he gets $250,000, tournament charities get $750,000 and each spectator in the stands at 18 gets $100.

In the case of multiple aces, the money multiplies – for the spectators anyway. If a second hole-in-one is made at 18 in the same day each fan gets $500. A third? $1,000 in cold, hard cash.

“What I really hope they take away from the whole thing is just the little touch of happiness and a little touch of joy,” Justice said. “Not necessarily that ‘I got Davis Love's autograph’ or that ‘I saw Jim Furyk make a long putt.’ I want them to get a little bit of the magic of the Greenbrier and West Virginia.”