Greenbrier Classic a Big Hit

Stuart Appleby became only the fifth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a round of 59 as he won the inaugural Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs by one shot over Jeff Overton. The victory was worth $1,080,000 which is likely the highest paying round of golf ever played within a couple hours drive of Roanoke. Over 178,500 patrons attended the week-long tournament, as the exclusive Greenbrier Resort exceeded all expectations, including the lofty ones set by owner Jim Justice. In addition to golf, the Classic hosted concerts by Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire and Rascal Flatts. Above: Stuart Appleby (right) receives congratulations for his victory from Jim Justice as Jim Nantz of CBS Sports (center) looks on.

By Bill Turner
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