Country music singer Scotty McCreery will take part in the popular Wednesday Pro-Am on July 5 at The Greenbrier Classic. The Pro-Am, on the eve of tournament rounds, traditionally draws large galleries and celebrities from music, sports and film.
“We’re always trying to find stars that are of interest to our fans, and we’re excited about having Scotty McCreery with us,” said Habibi Mamone, Executive Tournament Director, The Greenbrier Classic. “We’re thrilled to have him take part in what is always a special event at The Greenbrier Classic.”
McCreery, a 23-year-old North Carolina native who lives in Nashville, first burst upon the national scene when he won “American Idol” in 2011. That win sparked a career that saw him make history when his Platinum-certified debut album, Clear as Day, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. He was the youngest male artist of any genre and first country artist to achieve that feat. He’s gone on to sell nearly three million albums; land two Top 10 hits (“See You Tonight” and “Feelin’ It”); earn ACM, BMI and CMT Awards; and author a book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream. In May 2017, he released his new single “Five More Minutes,” which has already earned more than two million streams on Spotify in less than a month. McCreery lists Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Conway Twitty, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Josh Turner among his musical influences. McCreery, who was the pitcher on his high school baseball team, is an avid sports fan. He is a huge follower of all NC State sporting events as well as the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Nashville Predators.
“Golf has become one of my passions over the last few years, and I’m looking forward to getting out on this fantastic course with some of golf’s biggest stars,” said McCreery. “I know it’s going to be a lot of fun, and I’m excited to experience all The Greenbrier has to offer.”
McCreery will join the stars of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” for the Wednesday Pro-Am, and other celebrities will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Greenbrier Classic will take place July 3-9 on the newly restored Old White TPC Course, the oldest course on the PGA TOUR. Grounds badges for all seven days are free. Fans are encouraged to visit GreenbrierClassic.com to register for their badges in advance while supplies last. Upgraded experiences are also available for purchase with the Springhouse and Clubhouse badges.
About The Greenbrier Classic
The Greenbrier Classic is an annual PGA TOUR FedExCup event that began in 2010 on the historic Old White TPC Course on the grounds of The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. One of the most popular family events on the PGA TOUR, the tournament has drawn top-level golfers including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Sergio Garcia, John Daly and many others to the famed grounds of The Greenbrier’s 11,000-acre playground. Past champions include Stuart Appleby, Scott Stallings, Ted Potter Jr., Jonas Blixt, Angel Cabrera and Danny Lee. The tournament includes 156 players with a total purse of $7,100,000. The winner also receives 500 FedExCup points. The tournament is carried live on The Golf Channel Thursday and Friday and on CBS Saturday and Sunday.
About The Greenbrier
The Greenbrier is a distinct and spectacular luxury mountain resort situated in the Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It is best known as “America’s Resort” and is synonymous with world-class, authentic, southern hospitality. The Greenbrier experience, beginning in 1778, offers a luxurious respite to discerning guests from around the world. The grand scale architecture, Dorothy Draper décor, immaculate attention to detail and legendary gracious service set The Greenbrier apart from all others. Guests walk in the footsteps of Presidents, celebrities and generations of families who regard The Greenbrier as a “one of one” destination. The 710 perfectly appointed Signature Resort Rooms, Classic and Historic Suites, Legacy Cottages and Estate Homes are situated on our breathtaking 11,000-acre playground. Play championship golf courses or experience more than 55 activities, including professional indoor and outdoor tennis, Off-Road Driving and Falconry. America’s only private casino features table games, slot machines and simulcast racing. The Greenbrier’s full-service, 40,000-square-foot world-renowned spa is widely recognized as one of the most luxurious mineral spas in the world, and the Retail Collection is comprised of 36 boutiques, shops and hand crafted works of art. In addition to The Main Dining Room, The Greenbrier Restaurant Collection is comprised of 19 restaurants, cafés and lounges featuring traditional, award–winning southern-inspired cuisine. The Greenbrier Clinic has been practicing diagnostic medicine since 1948 and in 2014 was expanded to include a full-service MedSpa and Cosmetic Surgery Center. Greenbrier Care provides family medical services to Greenbrier Team Members and the community. The Greenbrier Sporting Club is the pinnacle of luxury real estate, offering exclusive home sites within distinctive neighborhoods across The Greenbrier estate. Follow The Greenbrier on Facebook at The Greenbrier, on Twitter at @the_greenbrier or on Instagram at the_greenbrier.