White Sulphur Springs, WV – Monte Ortel, formerly Assistant Tournament Director for The Greenbrier Classic, has been named Tournament Director for the annual PGA TOUR FedExCup Event, taking place July 1-7 at The Greenbrier, the classic American resort.
The Greenbrier Classic, which will be played for the fourth consecutive year on The Greenbrier's Old White TPC championship golf course, has received numerous accolades, including the prestigious "Best in Class" award in 2011 from the PGA TOUR. Ortel has been with The Greenbrier Classic since its inception in 2010, after previous PGA TOUR stints as Operations Manager with the 84 LUMBER Classic in Farmington, PA, from 2004, and as Tournament Operations Manager with the Turning Stone Resort Championship in Verona, NY, from 2007. Ortel has been involved with 12 professional golf events over the course of his extensive career.
Ortel earned his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from Washington Adventist University, followed by a Master's Degree in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University. He now resides in Lewisburg, WV, with his wife, Amber, and two daughters, aged one and three.
"Monte's hard work over the past four years has been an important part of the growth and continued success of The Greenbrier Classic," says Jim Justice, chairman and owner of The Greenbrier. "We have exciting plans for further development of the tournament as a leader in the community and on the PGA TOUR, and Monte will continue to play a pivotal role in our success."
Tickets to all concerts, three practice rounds and pro-ams, and four competition rounds are available for $199 (concert tickets are not sold separately). Benefactor, Alumni and Clubhouse Badges, which include upgraded access to the golf tournament as well as tickets to all concerts, are available. All badge levels are available for purchase at www.greenbrierclassic.com.
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ABOUT THE GREENBRIER:
Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses 6,750 acres of undulating landscape that includes: four golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedExCup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort's grounds.