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'The 84 Lumber Classic at Nemacolin Woodland Resort is an American golf event. The event is part of the PGA Tour, but will disband and give up the tournament slot during the 2007 Season. The event's title sponsor is lumber company 84 Lumber. The course, Nemacolin Woodlands, is owned by 84 Lumber founder Joeseph Hardy. The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... 84 Lumber is an American building materials chain; 84 Lumber Company is the largest privately-held building materials supplier to professional contractors in the country. ... 84 Lumber is an American building materials chain; 84 Lumber Company is the largest privately-held building materials supplier to professional contractors in the country. ...


History of the 84 Lumber Classic

The 84 Lumber Classic first made its appearance on the PGA Tour during the 2003 season. The tournament was the first in Pennsylvania since the defunct Pennsylvania Classic. Unlike the Pennsylvania Classic, the 84 Lumber event would stay at the same western Pennsylvanian spot yearly. Mystic Rock, Joe Hardy's course designed by legendary architecht Pete Dye would play host to the new tournament. In 2003, the tournament was under the radar as a PGA tournament, attracting a very small number of well known pros. The tournament did have the fan favorite, John Daly as one of the main attractions. John Daly was and currently is in a deal with the 84 Lumber company to wear their logo during his competitive golf rounds, and thus JOhn Daly did appear at the tournament. The low attraction of highly ranked pros showed in golfer J.L. Lewis seizing victory. Despite good attendance from the Pittsburgh golf community, Joe Hardy and the Classic's directors set out to attract more pros. The struggle to attract better competition was evident in Hardy's decision to bring Pete Dye back in order to renovate the course. The renovations included lengthenong as well as creating better spectator views for the tournament. The most major renovation may have been the building of Falling Rock, an extremely large clubhouse with extensive player treatment. Hardy's goal in these renovations was to make the most prestigious event possible. Hardy had publicly stated that he was interested in eventually hosting a U.S. Open at Nemacolin Woodlands, but unfortunately the difficulty of the course was questionable due to the low winning score from 2003. In 2004, number one ranked player Vijay Singh accepted Hardy's invitation to play in the 84 Lumber Classic. The acceptance by Singh was a victory for the directors of tournament in attracting better competition. Singh at the time was not endorsing the 84 Lumber company, but would receive an offer after his victory. The second installment of the 84 Lumber Classic was a bigger success then the first, but did suffer by the let down committed by Tiger Woods (See Below). Vijay Singh would go on to win in a commendable effort over little opposition during his record setting year. The tournament did yield low socres despite the strong efforts to make the course more challenging by owner Joe Hardy. The third installment of the 84 Lumber Classic would carry the best turn-out of highly ranked players in the tournament's history. Two of the four best players in the world, Phil Mickelson and 84 Lumber sponsored Vijay Singh, would attract greater crowds. The possibel battle between the two giants would be dampened by a Cinderella story contestant who had recently leaped into the national spotlight. U.S. Open contender, Jason Gore, was able to pull off a magnificent victory after jumping up on to the PGA Tour from the Nationwide Tour. Jason Gore's victory would assure Gore a tourcard for several years to come. Gore's victory brought to question whether or not Hardy should offer a sponsorship to newcome Jason Gore, but the similarity between already sponsored John Daly and Gore would force Hardy to choose one over the other. The 2006 tournament is set to be the last installment of the 84 Lumber Classic for financial reasons. A list of winners of the 84 Lumber Classic: The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 84 Lumber is an American building materials chain; 84 Lumber Company is the largest privately-held building materials supplier to professional contractors in the country. ... Vijay Singh (born 22 February 1963) is a Fijian golfer of Indian descent who has won tournaments in many parts of the world and currently plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA TOUR. He has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998... Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California) is an American golfer, widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing, despite being right-handed), is an American professional golfer. ... Vijay Singh (born 22 February 1963) is a Fijian golfer of Indian descent who has won tournaments in many parts of the world and currently plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA TOUR. He has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998... The term U.S. Open is applied to open (as in anybody, amateur or professional, American or non-Americans can compete) United States national championships in a particular sport. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) or who have done so but then failed to... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Vijay Singh (born 22 February 1963) is a Fijian golfer of Indian descent who has won tournaments in many parts of the world and currently plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA TOUR. He has won three major championships (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998...

The End of the Classic

The 84 Lumber Company announced during the April of 2006 that they will no longer host the Classic. The move was very unexpected, but was reasonable as the company had recently laid off a significant number of employees nationwide. Hardy's daughter, Maggie, explained the situation as the sponsorship of tournament being unfair to the thousands who had lost their jobs, and also unessecary because the purpose of the tournament was to entertain clients. She saw that the only purpose was to entertain clients, but the company could do the same thing at any other golf tournament. 2006 will be the last installment of the 84 Lumber Classic.


Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie

Both Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie have been possibilities in years past as well as the 2006 tournament. Number one ranked Tiger Woods was invited to play Mystic Rock early in his career by Joe Hardy, and did accept the invitation to play in 2005 and later declined. Teenage golfing phenomenon Michelle Wie has been invited to play in the men's event, but declined in 2005 due to the overwhelming length of the course. Michelle Wie could possibly ply the tournament in 2006, but agin may decline as the course continues to lengthen. Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California) is an American golfer, widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... Michelle Wie (born October 11, 1989) is a professional American golfer who has gained attention for her long drives and her attempts to make a cut at a PGA Tour event. ... Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California) is an American golfer, widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... Michelle Wie (born October 11, 1989) is a professional American golfer who has gained attention for her long drives and her attempts to make a cut at a PGA Tour event. ...


 
 

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