PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia changes name

Debris is stacked up along Howard Creek in front of the first tee and the clubhouse as workers survey and begin the cleanup of the Old White Course on the property of the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Flooding from heavy rains last week damaged the course canceling the PGA Tour event scheduled for next week and closing the Hotel. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — The PGA Tour has approved a name change for The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.
The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs says in a statement the tournament will now be known as A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.
The eight-year-old tournament has typically been held around the Independence Day holiday. This year’s event is set for July 5-8 on the Old White TPC Course.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who owns the resort, says current and past veterans will be admitted to the tournament for free and have access to a private seating area.
Justice says “we want the world to know that the military comes first, and our focus is on those men and women above everything else.”