PGA cancels Greenbrier after deadly flooding

The PGA Tour has cancelled the Greenbrier Classic due to the flooding in West Virginia that has caused extensive damage to The Old White TPC course.

Greenbrier County claimed 15 of the 23 deaths that have so far resulted from the floods. The state Division of Homeland Security said the other deaths were reported in Kanawha, Jackson and Ohio counties.

The tournament was scheduled for July 7-10 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Tour officials said the course is “beyond reasonable repair,” and Bubba Watson posted pictures of the damage Friday on Twitter.

“We are heartbroken by the devastation that the residents of West Virginia are experiencing at this time and the reports of lives lost due to the terrible flooding,” PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said in a statement. “Cancelling the The Greenbrier Classic is certainly the most prudent course of action as our foremost concern is the well-being of those who are having to live through this tragic situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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