The PGA Tour announced Saturday the Greenbrier Classic has been cancelled due to historic flooding and rainfall in West Virginia.
The tournament was scheduled for July 7-10.
Greenbrier County, home to the Greenbrier Resort, was hit hard by the torrential rains. The Old White TPC, host course for the tournament, suffered extensive damage and could not be repaired in time for the Tour event, officials said.
“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,” PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement. “Cancelling 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 flooding has led to the deaths of 26 people.
“All of our focus needs to be on helping all of the people of our great state. So many have lost loved ones, their homes, and have no place to…