Web.com WinCo Foods Portland Open set for Aug. 16-19

Updated: July 2, 2018

With less than two months until the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft Heinz returns, the race for 25 PGA Tour cards has begun to take shape. 156 players will arrive at Pumpkin Ridge with hopes of taking the next step in the careers and join the list of golf superstars who have punched their ticket to the Tour in years past. It all gets underway August 16-19 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

The likes of Daniel Berger, Tony Finau and reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year Justin Thomas each earned their cards at the inaugural Portland Open in 2014. Since then, graduates of the 25 Card Ceremony have accounted for more than 30 wins on Tour including the AT&T Byron Nelson Classic, which former University of Oregon star Aaron Wise won in runaway fashion. Wise, who led the Ducks to their first NCAA Championship in 2016, grabbed headlines at last year’s Portland Open, taking the 36-hole lead into the weekend where he would ultimately go on to finish in a tie for 16th, earning his PGA Tour card.

This year another former Duck standout is in prime position to follow suit and secure his Tour card at the Witch Hollow course at Pumpkin Ridge. Wyndham Clark assumed the role of the number one player in the Ducks lineup after Wise turned professional in the spring of 2016. Clark would go on to earn Pac-12 Player of the Year honors, leading the nation in par-5 scoring and carrying the Ducks to their second consecutive NCAA Championship appearance where they fell to the Oklahoma Sooners.

In just his second start on the Web.com Tour this season, Clark posted a top ten finish at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic. He has added two more top ten finishes since then and finds himself hovering near the top ten on the season long money list. Standing in Clark’s way are Sam Burns and Maverick McNealy among others. Burns was named the 2017 Jack Nicklaus award winner as the Division I men’s golfer of the year. McNealy shares the record for all time wins at Stanford with Tiger Woods (11) and was named the Ben Hogan award winner in 2017.

The action inside the ropes is sure to be intense come August, however the fan experience extends far beyond the fairways at this late summer Portland tradition. ‘The Grove’ returns at the par-3 12th this year with a new twist. More than a dozen of the Willamette Valley’s finest wineries and craft breweries will be on hand with samples as far as the eye can see. What’s more – included with every 21+ patron’s golf ticket is ten free samples at ‘The Grove!’

Other events happening throughout the week include the Under Armour Junior Clinic on Wednesday. The clinic is free of admission and will feature some of Portland’s favorite mascots while offering youngsters a unique opportunity to hit shots alongside the pros. Saturday is Family Day at the Portland Open with complimentary tournament gifts for the first 250 children in attendance and Sunday includes Breakfast at Pumpkin Ridge, complimentary to all Sunday ticket holders!

Since the inaugural event in 2014, 100% of tournament ticket sales have gone directly to Portland area charities through the TICKETS Fore CHARTY program.