Strong field is set for Boeing Classic

Updated: June 30, 2011

Golf Legends. Major Winners. Dominant Seniors.

All of the above are apt descriptions for the players preparing to return to Seattle for the 2011 Boeing Classic. Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Nick Price, Fuzzy Zoeller, Hal Sutton, Scott Simpson and all of the previous Tournament Champions have committed to compete in the only PGA Tour Champions Tour stop in the Northwest. The opportunity to see the legends of the game up-close only happens once a year so you don’t want to miss out on your chance to see them up close from August 26-28 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

Seattle native and crowd favorite Fred Couples, who played in his first Boeing Classic last year after turning 50 in October, 2009, will be back. Couples is far from the only big name in the field though.

The 2010 Champion, Bernhard Langer, will be back and looking to defend his title against some of the strongest competition on Tour, including Nick Price. Price is currently in second place for the year-long race for the Charles Schwab Cup, thanks to eight top ten finishes and a win at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach. Price will be joined by 1979 Masters Champion and 1984 US Open winner Fuzzy Zoeller along with 1989 British Open Champion Mark Calcavecchia.

In addition to Langer, the past Boeing Classic Champions committed to compete in August includes inaugural Boeing Classic Champion David Eger (2005), Tom Kite (2006 & 2008), Denis Watson (2007), and Loren Roberts (2009). Eger is having an impressive season, having claimed the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf title and placed second to Tom Watson in a playoff for the Senior PGA Championship. Eger is in fourth place for points in the race for the Charles Schwab Cup. For a complete list of the 2011 Boeing Classic field and other information, please visit