Floods put golf course at Greenbrier completely under water

The Greenbrier Resort was left underwater this week, days before the PGA Tour is set to make a stop at the West Virginia course.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a State of Emergency for most counties in the state after a series of storms this week that left at least two people dead. Greenbrier Resort owner Jim Justice said in a statement the flooding is like nothing he’s ever seen.

“Our focus right now isn’t on the property, the golf course or anything else,” Justice said. “We’re praying for the people and doing everything we can to get them the help they need.”

The course in White Sulphur Springs is set to host the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic July 7-10.

A photo and video shared by golfer Bubba Watson on Twitter showed the extent of the flooding.

Ken Tackett, a PGA Tour rules official, told The Golf Channel that there is three feet of mud at some areas of the course along with massive flooding.

“At this point it’s too early to tell (if the tournament needs to be rescheduled or postponed),” Tackett said….

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