The Greenbrier Classic

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The PGA Tour has approved a name change for The Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.

The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs says in a statement the tournament will now be known as A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.

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The PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic will honor first responders for rescue and recovery efforts during last June's devastating floods in West Virginia.

Officials say on the tournament's website that police officers, EMS, firefighters, National Guard members and others will be selected to serve as caddies for the tournament's July 5 pro-am event at The Greenbrier resort. They also will be recognized during ceremonies on July 4.

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  The nonprofit behind the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic says it wasn't informed until after the tournament its insurance wouldn't cover cash prizes for holes-in-one on holes deemed too short.

In a third-party complaint in Charleston federal court, Old White Charities says the PGA controls the distance and location of golf pins. It says the insurance application notes that.

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Insurance underwriters claim they shouldn't be responsible for payouts to golf fans for two holes-in-one made during the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic because the shots weren't long enough.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the tournament's underwriters filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against The Greenbrier Classic's nonprofit financial arm, Old White Charities.

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The billionaire owner of The Greenbrier resort says Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino will design a nearby mountaintop golf course.

Jim Justice announced plans for the new golf course, ski slopes and housing development in a news release Monday.

The release says the golf resort will break ground within 30 days and is expected to open in fall 2016. Justice says he hopes to attract the U.S. Open to the course someday.

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Lee Trevino has been named golf pro emeritus at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia.

The resort announced Thursday that Trevino will replace Tom Watson, whose agreement with The Greenbrier wasn't renewed after 10 years.

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Keith Urban and The Band Perry will perform in concert during this year's Greenbrier Classic golf tournament.

Officials of the PGA Tour event said Thursday the country music acts will perform Wednesday, July 1, at the State Fair of West Virginia's amphitheater in Fairlea the day before the tournament begins at the White Sulphur Springs resort.

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Cole Hand and Alston Spears, two West Virginia junior golfers, will participate alongside professional golfers at this year's Greenbrier Classic, which began Monday.

Hand and Spears were invited to play in the practice rounds and Pro-Am of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup event at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, according to a release from the Governor's office.