The PGA Tour shifts its focus to West Virginia this weekend when the 2018 edition of the Greenbrier Classic gets underway at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Seven of the top 35 players in the world rankings will be at the Greenbrier.
At Sportsbook, Bubba Watson and Tony Finau are the +2000 co-favorites, with Phil Mickelson (+2200), Russell Henley (+2200), Webb Simpson (+2200), Xander Schauffele (+2500), Brian Harman (+3300), Charles Howell III (+3300), J.B. Holmes (+3300) and Jimmy Walker (+3300) shaping up the top 10.
In all, five of the top 12 in the FedExCup points standings will be in attendance, with seven of the top 35 in the world rankings set to tee it up at The Greenbrier. Mickelson and fellow American Kevin Kisner decided to participate on the final day to do so last Friday. Mickelson became an ambassador for The Greenbrier to the PGA Tour in 2016, so it’s no surprise to see Lefty choose to play.
Schauffele looking for back-to-back wins
Schauffele notched his first career victory at the tournament a year ago, which came three weeks after gaining notice when he tied for fifth at the U.S. Open. The California native edged out Robert Streb and Sebastian Munoz in the final round to secure the win.
The course, a 7,286-yard par 70, is one of the oldest tracks on the PGA Tour. Originally designed in 1914, The Old White TPC became a staple on the tour in 2010. The famed West Virginian resort specializes in hospitality, with the course being one of five layouts at the resort. Stuart Appleby’s 59 in the final round of his 2010 win remains the 18-hole record, while Appleby also holds the 72-hole record with a score of 258.