Appeals Court Denies Greenbrier Hole In One Payout Claim

-  The 2015 Greenbrier Classic had fans very excited thanks to a pair of Hole-in-Ones during Thursday's Opening Round. Today we're learning more about the Classic's Hole-in-One Payout.

 On the Par-3, 18th Hole at the Old White TPC, Professional Golfers George McNeill and Justin Thomas aced their 137-yard shot, which meant Old White Charities Inc. handed out almost $200,000 to fans around the green.

 McNeill's shot awarded fans $100 each. Thomas' was worth $500 to green-side fans.

 The charity took out an insurance policy on the payouts, but a federal appeals court says the policy only covered holes at least 170 yards long. The PGA determines how each hole will be played throughout the 4-day tournament. Thursday's round played as one of the shortest during the tournament.

 Following the Classic, the charity accused their insurer of breach of contract for not covering the payout, but on December 21st, 2017, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected that claim.

 2015 was the last year that the Classic held the The Hole-In-One Payout.


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