CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Ten years after he was named golf pro emeritus at The Greenbrier, PGA Tour great Tom Watson and the West Virginia resort are parting ways.
Resort owner Jim Justice said that Watson’s agreement with The Greenbrier has expired and wasn’t renewed.
Justice says Watson’s time to dedicate to the White Sulphur Springs resort is limited and expensive. He says he prefers to have someone in place who can offer golf lessons and remain on site much of the season.
Watson’s title was held only by the late Sam Snead.
The resort hosts the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic in July.