Jim Justice, chairman of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va, told the Register-Herald that Tiger Woods has committed to playing, the Greenbrier Classic, July 5-8.
In it's third year of play on the PGA Tour. The field is always stacked with stars from around the globe in golf.
2012 will be no different. With names such as: Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Kenny Perry and Tom Watson.
It appears now, Woods will join that list of names for this year.
“We’ve worked really hard for over two years to try and bring Tiger Woods here and he has now agreed,” Justice said in his interview with The Register-Herald this morning.
“I’m really happy and I know all of the fans will be really happy to get a chance to watch Tiger play.”
With Woods in the field for 2012, the Greenbrier; one of the favourite stops for touring pros and fans, will certainly receive a boost in not only TV ratings -- But ticket sales as well.
Of course, in 2011. These rumors were also swirling around that Woods 'could' in fact play in the event. Though, those just turned out to be rumors in the end.
However, in 2012. These rumors and grumblings appear to have all the merit in the world, coming from the chairman himself of The Greenbrier.
I would find it hard to believe that Mr. Justice would start any sort of rumors if he had not received 100-percent commitment from the Woods camp.
Scott Stallings won the event in 2011, in a playoff over Bob Estes and Bill Haas.