The Greenbrier Classic golf tournament secured another huge name Tuesday, as 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson committed to play in the PGA Tour stop's fourth edition.
Watson adds luster to a field that already includes four-time major champion Phil Mickelson, who finished second this past weekend at the U.S. Open, the sixth time he's been runner-up. Among the other participants is former British Open and PGA Championship winner John Daly and eight-time major champion Tom Watson.
Bubba Watson finished tied for 32nd at this year's U.S. Open, shooting 6-over for the tournament, but he already has two top-10 finishes on the Tour this year so far and is ranked 16th in the world.
The Masters win, his fourth career Tour championship and first major, came of the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Louis Oosthuizen. The 34-year-old Windermere, Fla., resident finished 2012 with seven top-10 finishes in 19 starts and a career-best $4,644,997 in earnings.
The Classic will be held July 1-7 on the Old White TPC at the Greenbrier Resort. Tickets to the concerts, three practice rounds and pro-ams and four competition rounds are available for $159. Benefactor, Alumni and Clubhouse badges also are available. For more information and to buy badges, go to www.greenbrierclassic.com.