June 30, 2015
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
- Former NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal will tee it up at The Old White TPC during the pro-am. (Slaven Vlassic/Getty Images)
Celebrities in pro-ams are nothing new. However this week’s The Greenbrier Classic has one that will stand out more than others -- Shaquille O’Neal.
The 7-foot-1 325-pound former NBA star will play with tournament chairman Jim Justice, Justice’s son and a to-be-determined pro.
“He’s a great friend, and his heart is as big as his body,” Justice told the Bluefield Daily-Telegraph. O’Neal was also at The Greenbrier for the opening of the Greenbrier Casino Club in 2010. “He genuinely cares about people and loves to give back. We’re going to have a ball.”
Others who might also be there: NBA MVP Steph Curry and Charles Barkley.