Champions Golf Tour
CHAMPIONS - Boeing Classic Preview
From The Sports Network

DATES: Friday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 25th
SITE: TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Washington
COURSE ARCHITECT: Jack Nicklaus (1999)
PAR: 72
YARDAGE: 7,183
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 5 554 Yds10 - Par 4 353 Yds
2 - Par 4 410 Yds11 - Par 4 462 Yds
3 - Par 4 439 Yds12 - Par 4 426 Yds
4 - Par 4 426 Yds13 - Par 3 210 Yds
5 - Par 4 475 Yds14 - Par 4 431 Yds
6 - Par 3 207 Yds15 - Par 5 590 Yds
7 - Par 4 375 Yds16 - Par 4 380 Yds
8 - Par 5 529 Yds17 - Par 3 211 Yds
9 - Par 3 207 Yds18 - Par 5 498 Yds
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36 3,622 Yds36 3,561 Yds
 
Annual:  9th
Television:  Golf Channel - Friday -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. (et),
  - Saturday -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. (et),
  - Sunday -- 7-9:30 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Jay Don Blake
Runner-Up:  Mark O'Meara
Tournament Record:  198 (Loren Roberts, 2009; Bernhard Langer, 2010)
36-Hole Record:  129 (Bernhard Langer, 2010)
Course Record:  61 (Scott Simpson, Tom Jenkins, 2006)
Total Purse:  $2,000,000
Shares:  1st Place - $300,000; 2nd Place - $176,000; 3rd Place - $144,000
 
2012 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Jay Don Blake *206Tom Byrum209
Mark O'Meara206David Frost209
Willie Wood207Duffy Waldorf210
Michael Allen208Tom Kite210
Mark Calcavecchia208Jeff Sluman210

* - Won in Playoff

 
Past Boeing Classic Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2012*Jay Don Blake (206) -- Mark O'Meara
2011*Mark Calcavecchia (202) -- Russ Cochran
2010Bernhard Langer (198) -- Nick Price
2009Loren Roberts (198) -- Mark O'Meara
2008Tom Kite (202) -- Scott Simpson
2007*Denis Watson (207) -- Gil Morgan, Dana Quigley, R.W. Eaks, David Eger,
Joe Ozaki, Craig Stadler
2006*Tom Kite (201) -- Keith Fergus
2005David Eger (199) -- Tom Kite

* - Won in Playoff

NOTE:Formerly called Boeing Greater Seattle Classic (2005-06).

Top Contenders in the Field
Player20052006200720082009201020112012
Jay Don Blake------------T-23T-54T-43Won
Mark O'Meara------T-11T-322ndT-19T-372nd
Willie Wood---------------------3rd
Mark Calcavecchia---------------T-15WonT-4
Michael Allen---------------72ndT-23T-4
David Frost---------------T-46T-30T-6
Jeff Sluman---------T-32T-9T-84thT-8
Tom Kite2ndWonT-38WonT-16T-57T-43T-8
Bernhard Langer------------T-3WonT-11T-11
Mike Goodes---------T-44T-23T-31T-37T-11
John Cook---------3rdT-9T-25T-51T-11
Gary Hallberg---------T-19T-27T-418thT-17
David EgerWonT-35T-2T-19T-11T-46T-23T-17
Kenny Perry------------------T-5T-21
Tom JenkinsT-33T-3T-17T-32T-2771stT-23T-21
Loren Roberts------T-54---WonT-13T-43T-21
Gil MorganT-39T-40T-2T-55T-55T-21T-37T-28
Scott Simpson---T-3T-172ndT-23T-15T-30T-33
Chien Soon Lu---------------T-46T-11T-37
Olin Browne------------T-27T-52T-30T-37
Tom Pernice, Jr.---------------T-8T-55T-37
Fred Couples---------------3rdT-16wd
Russ Cochran------------T-35T-62nd---
Bart Bryant------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Russ Cochran
Darkhorse - Gene Sauers
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Corey Pavin) - Finished tied for 2nd
Last Week's Darkhorse (Rod Spittle) - Finished tied for 7th
 
NOTES:
The Champions Tour travels to the West Coast this week for the Boeing Classic in the state of Washington, held at the Jack Nicklaus-designed TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. The top seven players on the money list are in the field, led by money leader Kenny Perry.

Perry currently leads the money list by more than $56,000 over Bernhard Langer. Perry, Langer and David Frost are the only multiple winners on tour this season. Perry also leads the Charles Schwab Cup standings by 866 points over Langer.

Opened in 1999, the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge is ranked as one of the top-100 modern courses by Golfweek and was certified in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.

The Boeing Classic in 2005 marked the first Champions Tour event in the Seattle area since the 1995 GTE Northwest Classic. That event ran from 1986 to 1995 and included such standout winners as Walter Morgan, Dave Stockton, Mike Hill, George Archer, Al Geiberger, Bruce Crampton and Chi Chi Rodriguez.

Last year, Jay Don Blake birdied the second playoff hole to defeat Mark O'Meara. Blake and O'Meara both shot 4-under 68s in the final round and finished regulation tied at 10-under 206. The victory was Blake's third on the Champions Tour.

Mark Calcavecchia defeated Russ Cochran on the first playoff hole in 2011 with a birdie to get his first Champions Tour victory. Calcavecchia and Cochran both fired rounds of 7-under 65 in the final round and tied at 14-under 202. Calcavecchia birdied his final three holes in regulation, including a pitch-in at 16, a downhill 25-footer at 17 and a 2-putt from 30 feet at the last. It was the first playoff victory on either the PGA Tour or Champions Tour for Calcavecchia.

Hale Irwin, the Champions Tour leader in career wins with 45, recorded the first hole-in-one of his Champions Tour career here in 2011. The 66-year-old aced the par-3 ninth hole with a 6-iron from 185 yards in the first round.

In 2010, Langer fired three rounds in the 60s and cruised to his fifth victory of the season. Langer finished the tournament at 18-under 198, which matched Loren Roberts' tournament record from 2009. Langer won by three strokes over Nick Price.

Roberts birdied the final two holes to beat O'Meara by a single stroke in 2009. Roberts closed with a 7-under 65 to finish at 18-under-par 198. His total of 198 beat the old tournament record of 199 that David Eger set in 2005.

In 2007, Denis Watson eagled the second playoff hole to end the largest playoff in Champions Tour history. Watson survived a 7-man playoff, the biggest on either the PGA or Champions Tour. There had been a 6-man playoff on the PGA Tour and a 5-player sudden death on the Champions Tour. Joe Ozaki, R.W. Eaks, Gil Morgan, Dana Quigley, David Eger and Craig Stadler were the other participants. They finished regulation at 9-under-par 207.

The Champions Tour heads to Canada next week for the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club in Calgary, Alberta.

08/20 17:12:39 ET

As of August 20, 2013, at 05:12 PM ET