WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (WDBJ) The 2017 Greenbrier Classic is a comeback story before the first golfers even tee off. Organizers had to cancel last year after deadly flooding caused widespread damage to the county, and the golf course.
They were working up to the last minute to make it all happen, and Volunteers said the building they're working out of was only completed yesterday.
You might expect some hesitation by golf fans who were disappointed by last year's cancellation. However, today, that has not been the case.
Clifton Forge couple Mike and Marsha Hayner are such fans of the Greenbrier Classic that Mike's only missed four days of the competition since it started in 2010.
He says he never thought twice about coming back again this year, and organizers say he's part of their biggest crowd yet.
"I love golf and I love West Virginia too. I'm a native West Virginian, and I love to support it."
There are still a couple of days before the first round of competition Thursday, but there is a huge operation out even now. To keep up with those crowds, they say there are 860 volunteers from 27 states, and two are international.
This just goes to show you -- one year later, their back and bigger than ever.