WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (WDBJ) -- Several former Greenbrier winners took some swings on Monday, including 2015 champ Danny Lee, defending champion Xander Schauffele, and 2012 winner Ted Potter, Jr.
All three players picked up their inaugural Tour victories here in White Sulphur Springs.
"Out of 156 guys playing the field, I think it suits a lot of them. Some venues only suit 30 percent of the field because they're either a bomber's place or a super tight course or whatever it is. But I think this course all around is good for the whole field to have a chance to win,"
Ted Potter, Junior/2012 Greenbrier Champion said. "It's always special to come back here being my first PGA Tour win. It always brings back good memories here at the Greenbrier."
The field includes ten players who have played in all seven Greenbrier Classic events, and are making an 8th appearance in the Tribute to the Military at the Greenbrier this week.
Any event where you like the golf course, you've played well, I think that's number one. Nobody likes coming back to a place you missed the cut or don't play well, but I think my family has a great time here. We've gotten to know a lot of the staff in the dining room and the hotel and we just have made a lot of good memories here," Jonathan Byrd, who played in all seven Greenbrier Classics, said.
The golf course, the shape, the crowds, and I've always played at tournaments before and after at places nearby so it's always just been kind of an easy fit for me and now since I have a family and kids, it's kind of a no brainer," Ricky Barnes who also played in all seven Greenbrier Classics, said. "We like the facility. Before and after you play there is always something for us to do and I've always had decent support here of people I've gotten to know."