Boeing Classic will showcase Champions Tour at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in August

Updated: July 3, 2012

It’s time for the Boeing Classic again, the Champions Tour event which is entering its eighth year at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge just east of Seattle.

From the talented and deep field that annually plays in the tournament to the terrific landscape of the golf course to the millions of dollars the tournament puts into the hands of local charities, the tournament is a win-win for everyone.

This year’s event is Aug. 20-26.

But one of the things that always sticks out is the view from the 14th hole at the TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, a hole known as Bear’s Canyon. The hole is a par-4 with a green sitting on the other side of a canyon, named for course designer Jack Nicklaus. Some players go for the green with the drive, others lay up. The hole has become so exciting that tournament officials have built special skyboxes around the tee and green.

“The Canyon Club is definitely the place to be at the Boeing Classic,” said tournament director Michelle DeLancy. “Not only do you have the chance to see up close the biggest risk-reward hole of the tournament, but the sun deck on the back of the skybox provides the perfect view of the players teeing off at 18.”

Mark Calcavecchia won last year’s Boeing Classic in a playoff but the list of winners has been like a who’s who of golf. Other winners include Bernhard Langer, Tom Kite, Loren Roberts, Denis Watson and David Eger. In fact, in 2007 Watson survived a seven-man playoff to win the tournament, the largest playoff in PGA Tour history.

There is a Pacific Northwest connection with the tournament as well. Seattle native and PGA Tour star Fred Couples is looking to win in his hometown for the first time.

And with all of the excitement the tournament has provided over the years, local charities have been truly the big winner. The tournament has donated nearly $3.7 million to charity in just seven years.
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