Boeing Classic returns to the NW after a year off from the pandemic

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Updated: September 1, 2021

Pacific Northwest golf fans were disappointed when the PGA Tour Champions cancelled the Boeing Classic for the 2020 season. But this year, the fans returned to the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge and were treated to a close finish as Rod Pampling won the event by one stroke over Tim Herron, Billy Mayfair and Jim Furyk. Rod Pampling shot a final-round 66 to come from behind and win the Boeing Classic at the Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, an event on the PGA Tour Champions schedule.

Boeing Classic extended for three more years

The Boeing Classic has been extended for three years and will continue at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge through at least 2024, it was jointly announced by Boeing, PGA Tour Champions and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. The tournament, which began in 2005, is operated by Virginia Mason and benefits the Benaroya Research Institute and The First Tee of Greater Seattle.

“We are excited to announce the continuation of our incredible partnership with Boeing,” said PGA Tour Champions President Miller Brady. “The Pacific Northwest has been an exceptional host for PGA Tour Champions for over 15 years and we’re grateful to continue playing at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge. This tournament has emerged as a player-favorite because of the outstanding hospitality and conditions, as well as the warm welcome from the Seattle community, and I’m confident that it will continue to be a premier event on the annual PGA Tour Champions calendar.”

Since the tournament’s inception, over $10 million has been donated to local charities in the Puget Sound region. The main beneficiary of the tournament is the Benaroya Research Institute, which is committed to eliminating autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as immune system diseases such as allergies, asthma and COVID-19.

The Boeing Classic was formed in 2005 and is being contested at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge for the 16th time this year. The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, which was designed by Jack Nicklaus and originally opened in 1999, was voted the “Most Beautiful Clubhouse” in Washington state by Architectural Digest in 2018 for its “craftsman-inspired decor…and expansive windows.”               

The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge’s par-72, 7,264-yard layout is always one of the tour’s favorites.