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The Old White Course Turns 100

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The Old White Golf Course, at The Greenbrier, has been creating golf and United States history for decades and even after 100 years in existence, it's still capable of captivating thousands and frustrating the best golfers on the planet. Usually, Old White doesn't take center stage until July but Saturday, the celebrations started a few months early.

Two-time Master Champion, Bubba Watson surprised owner and chairman Jim Justice during the 100th anniversary celebration of the course. Watson partners with the Greenbrier resort and will have a house built on the property in the next few weeks. Watson joined Justice with a ceremonial tee-shot off #1 to open the next 100 years of golf.

"He knew we were coming in after The Masters but we told him we were leaving this morning to go home and see our boy," Watson said. "We stayed a few more hours so we could stay here and bug him.."

"Today, [Old White] took one more step forward [as] living, breathing history with The Masters champion - less than a week after that happened - standing here over Easter Weekend," said Justice. "He's hitting a tee shot with me, it can't be any better."

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