Old White TPC: Insider's take on Greenbrier Classic

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Old White TPC will be the site of this week's PGA Tour stop, the Greenbrier Classic.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 | 12:10 p.m.

Greenbrier Head Professional Hill Herrick shared his local knowledge of the Old White TPC, site of this week's Greenbrier Classic, with PGA.com. 

PGA.com: A score of 13-under won last year. Do you see a similar score winning again this week?

Herrick: I would predict 12-15 under par will win the tournament; The Old White TPC is a challenging 7,300-yard, par-70 layout.

PGA.com: In order to have success on The Old White, a golfer must do what?

Herrick: Avoid the fairway and greenside bunkers, most are deep with steep fescue faces, which will challenge even the best short games.

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PGA.com: Where is the most popular spot on the course for spectators to catch the action?

Herrick: No. 18, a short par 3 with one of the more unique green contours on the PGA TOUR. The hole is almost completely surrounded by grandstands and sky boxes.

PGA.com: What is the most popular concessions item?

Herrick: Fried Green Tomato Sandwich.

PGA.com: Are there any local storylines surrounding the tournament that standout?

Herrick: The winner of the West Virginia State Amateur Championship (which is also played annually at The Greenbrier) is given a sponsor’s exemption into The Greenbrier Classic.  This year’s winner, Brian Anania, a recent Marshall University graduate, should have many fans in attendance.