Old White TPC: Insider's take on Greenbrier Classic
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.
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.