Tournament Preview: Boeing Classic

With the Boeing Classic coming up on August 23-25, here are all the details you need to know in order to prepare for this late August tournament.

Location

The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge,
Snoqualmie, Wash.

Yardage

7,217; par 72

Tournament Record

197, Jerry Kelly, 2017

Tournament 18-hole Record

60, Kevin Sutherland, 2018

Media Coverage

Golf Channel

Course Insight

The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, established in 1999, is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in the Pacific Northwest. The course has dramatic elevation changes, with dense stands of towering firs framing wide fairways, picturesque water features and panoramic mountain views. The result is strategic diversity with a breathtaking backdrop.

How Scott Parel won in 2018

Scott Parel set a tournament record with a comeback from five strokes behind through 36 holes as a 9-under 63 in the final round enabled him to score his first PGA TOUR Champions victory at age 53. “I had shooting 9-under in mind because I knew 18-under [total] would have an outside chance,” he said. As it turned out, 18-under gave Parel a three-stroke victory over Kevin Sutherland, who after shooting a 60 in the second round to share the 36-hole lead with Ken Tanigawa made 17 straight pars in the final round before a birdie on 18 gave him a 71. Tanigawa had a 73 and tied for third with Miguel Ángel Jiménez, five strokes back. Parel birdied the last six holes of the front nine to go out in 29, then wrapped up the title with birdies on 16 and 17, the latter on a 50-foot putt.

Charity benefit

The primary beneficiary of the Boeing Classic is the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, an international leader in autoimmune disease research. The First Tee of Greater Seattle also benefits from the event.

See also: Tour Championship Preview and The FedExCup
The Open Championship 2019 Preview

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