WOAY – The Greenbrier Resort and PGA Tour announced Thursday that the annual PGA Tour event in White Sulphur Springs, known as A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier, has been canceled for 2020 and will not continue.
The 2020 event was originally scheduled for September 7-13, with that week now going to the Safeway Open in California. This would have been the second year that the Greenbrier event would mark the start of a new PGA Tour season, having previously been held in the summer from 2010-18.
In a statement released Thursday, the resort says “The tournament moving to the fall has not served The Greenbrier aswell as the event did in prior years when it was hosted over the July 4th week. With kids being back in school, the attractiveness for sponsors and the attendance for the fans dropped significantly.”
The 2020 tournament was scheduled for the same weekend as the home openers for both West Virginia and Marshall football, along with Virginia Tech’s home non-conference matchup against Penn State.
The tournament, formerly known as the Greenbrier Classic before changing its name in 2018, had been scheduled to run until 2026 according to the latest contract. The 2016 event was canceled due to that summer’s floods in Greenbrier County.