Today and tomorrow, CBS Sports continues its coverage of the PGA Tour with The Greenbrier Classic live from the Old White course in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Jim Nantz is back on board after a week off and he’ll lead the action along with analyst Nick Faldo. We have your press release from CBS Sports.
The PGA TOUR moves to White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia this week for the GREENBRIER CLASSIC. CBS Sports will be on-hand with third- and final-round coverage of the Greenbrier Classic from the venerable Old White course on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 (3:00-6:00 PM, ET, both days), live on the CBS Television Network.
Stuart Appelby shot a final-round 59 last year to win the inaugural Greenbrier Classic, becoming just the fifth player in history to reach the magic number on his way to a 22-under par score of 258 for the win. Appelby had nine birdies and an eagle on the Old White course to take the win.
Jim Nantz, two-time Emmy Award Winner for “Outstanding Sports Personality – Play-by-Play” and five-time National Sportscaster of the Year, serves as anchor of CBS Sports’ golf coverage. Sir Nick Faldo, winner of six major championships and more than 40 tournaments worldwide, serves as lead analyst. Ian Baker-Finch calls the action at the 17th hole and Peter Kostis at the 16th hole. David Feherty serves as on-course reporter.
Kenny Perry from nearby Kentucky should be a gallery favorite, along with Phil Mickelson and Tom Watson, who will be paired together with Appelby. Other fan favorites scheduled to play together in the early rounds include Sergio Garcia, John Daly and Davis Love III. Players with local ties include J.B. Holmes from Campbellsville, Kent., Johnson Wagner and Brendon de Jonge who both attended Virginia Tech. They will be part of an impressive field that includes Anthony Kim, Camilo Villegas, Jeff Overton, Andres Romero, Retief Goosen, Rocco Mediate, Ricky Barnes, Ryuji Imada and Rich Beem.
The Greenbrier is an award-winning resort and a National Historic Landmark in the picturesque Allegheny Mountains. Sam Snead, World Golf Hall of Famer and the winningest player in PGA TOUR history, was the resort’s pro for 29 years and served as Golf Professional Emeritus from 1993 until his death in 2002.
Lance Barrow is Coordinating Producer and Steve Milton is Director of CBS Sports’ golf coverage. Harold Bryant is Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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