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‘Dawgs on Tour: Bubba’s Backyard Edition

After historic and tragic flooding last year, the PGA Tour returns to West Virginia. Besides the local residents, scroll down to see what other ‘Dawgs made the trip.

The Greenbrier Classic - Round One
Some say he has an unorthodox swing. Hitting that much turf with your driver is normal to me.
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Tournament: The Greenbrier Classic, July 6-9

Course: The Greenbrier Resort (Old White Course), 7,286 yards, par 70

Purse: $7,100,000

Defending Champion: Danny Lee. He is actually defending his 2015 title, since the tournament was rained out last year. Lee prevailed in a 4 way playoff, defeating UGA’s own Kevin Kisner in the process. Henley finished 5th, Todd tied for 6th, and Bubba tied for 13th. That was a good week.

Fun Fact: The resort has been around a while, and even has a bunker for members of Congress who used to cavort here back in the day.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (CBS). Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. (GC), 3-6:30 p.m. (CBS).

Former 'Dawgs in the Field ( Six ): Harris English, Russell Henley, Chris Kirk, Kevin Kisner, Hudson Swafford, Bubba Watson.

Make no mistake, the flooding in West Virginia last year was indeed devastating. But with lots of money and some serious effort, the resort is open and all five courses on the property have been repaired and even renovated.

As alluded to up above, Bubba Watson is a property owner here with a house overlooking the adjacent Snead course (not sure how much he actually resides here). And he brought five Bulldog alums with him.

There are some other storylines this week; Phil Mickelson is using a new caddie for the first time in 25 years, Tiger Woods has recently completed an “intensive” rehab program for prescription medications, Rory McIlroy is swearing off Twitter, and plenty of players looking to qualify for the British Open in 2 weeks.

It’s a great course, a great tournament, and with 6 ‘Dawgs in the field it should prove to hold your attention. So switch the channel from Anderson Cooper’s coverage of Trump vs. Putin and let’s root on some Georgia Bulldogs.

And as always...