"I liked the job up there, but I missed this," Saeger said. "I love this job. It's exciting, you can be creative, there's always something new, always a problem to solve and there's always a way to make it better."
Much like Ortel, his responsibilities have increased with his promotion, but he also stays involved with multiple aspects of the tournament.
"I kind of touch a little bit of everything," said the Binghamton, N.Y., native and Ithaca College graduate. "We have a lot of vendors and staff, hotel employees and I try to help them out."
He shares responsibility for helping the Classic earn the PGA Tour's Best in Class honor in 2011.
Despite the pair's youthfulness, Ortel and Saeger aren't overwhelmed by the duties.
Ortel said the experience is invigorating, but the plan remains the same.
"It's exciting, challenging, motivating," he said. "I set high goals for this event and I like doing the things I need to do to accomplish those goals."
The Greenbrier Classic debuted in 2010 with a six-year contract, but was extended through 2021 last year.
Tiger Woods played in the 2012 Classic, but, like Mickelson, missed the cut.
Ted Potter Jr. returns this year to defend his title, the first PGA Tour championship of his career.
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