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Tom Watson and Bubba Watson return to Greenbrier Classic

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Day two of the Greenbrier Classic brings some more big name golfers to the Old White Course.  And the stars were shining bright on the driving range gearing up for Thursdays tournament, especially John Daly.
As usual, Daly brought the flashy, while Greenbrier Pro Emeritus Tom Watson brought the classy as he received an Open Championship exemption so he could finish up his decorated career at the British Open in St. Andrews in 2015.  That would mark Watson's 40th anniversary of his first appearance at the tournament.
"I remember the old days when people used to go over there when they weren't exempt on our tour and they used to travel over there for the Open Championship," said Watson.
Before the Ryder Cup Captain can start to look ahead, he will compete for this years Greenbrier Classic trophy alongside Greenbrier resident and this years Master's champion Bubba Watson.
"Living here and being around here, just getting me used to the grasses and different layouts, I'm looking forward to it. I've had some practice here and hopefully I can make some putts and have some good scores," said the younger Watson.
The professionals and stars will align Wednesday for the Pro-Am, including the men of Duck Dynasty Willie and Jase Robertson.
"Willie thinks he's really good at golf but he's not.  Jase wants to be really good but he's not," he laughed.
The competition for the title starts Thursday, but the Pro-Am Wednesday and will be a huge draw for the fans.
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