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Still a classic Boeing Classic golf tournament celebrates 10th year at TPC

Fans cheer at the Boeing Classic last year. The big event returns to TPC Snoqualmie Ridge for its 10th year, August 18 to 24.  - Courtesy photo
Fans cheer at the Boeing Classic last year. The big event returns to TPC Snoqualmie Ridge for its 10th year, August 18 to 24.
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A sports experience like no other in the Valley, The Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge (Tournament Players Club) turns 10 years old this year.

Golf fans and spectators can watch 81 of the biggest names in the sport compete for a $2 million purse during the tournament, August 18 to 24.

Last year, John Riegger won the par-72, 7.264-yard event.

Besides the pro contest, the week includes several golf competitions, family activities, pro-and-amateur pairings, and special events. Charity benefits help Virginia Mason Medical Center and Peter Carroll’s A Better Seattle.

The tournament’s setting has been awarded “The Best View from the Clubhouse” on the Champions Tour, with panoramic views of Mount Si, the Snoqualmie Valley, the Cascade Mountains and a sneak peak of Snoqualmie Falls. On Friday, guests watch as a new Boeing jet performs a flyover above the course.

Tickets start at $20. Children 14 and younger get free admission with an adult. Find visitor information at www.boeingclassic.com.

Snoqualmie will remain the home of the Boeing Classic through 2016.

Special events are planned for most days of the event. See the full schedule below.

Seahawks to ‘Rumble at the Ridge’

Join Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor inductees, NFL Hall of Famers, and other celebrities for the 2014 Rumble at the Ridge golf tournament on Monday, Aug. 18.

The kickoff event for the Classic, the Rumble brings friends from sports and entertainment industries together to tee up for charity.

All proceeds benefit Virginia Mason Medical Center and A Better Seattle.

Celebrity guests include Jim Zorn, Kasey Keller and Ricky Watters.

Youth clinic is Tuesday

The 2014 Emirates Youth Clinic, held at noon Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the TPC driving range, is free for all children ages 5 to 18. It’s an annual tradition, giving kids the extraordinary opportunity to learn from a Champions Tour Pro.

Flyover start

A Boeing jetliner will signal the start of the tournament on Friday, Aug. 22. An annual tradition since year one, the flyover start features a new Boeing circling the course, before flying over the clubhouse.

The plane flies at about 1,000 feet, and pilots operate under strict flight rules, with FAA permission.

Boeing Classic Schedule of events

Monday, Aug. 18

  • 8:30 a.m., Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge
  • 2 p.m., Champions Tour pros practice rounds

Tuesday, Aug. 19

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Executive Women’s Day, TPC Clubhouse
  • Noon, Emirates Youth Clinic, TPC Driving Range
  • 1 p.m., Adaptive Golf Clinic, TPC Alternate Driving Range
  • All day, Champions Tour Pros Practice Rounds

Wednesday, Aug. 20

  • 7:45 a.m., Korean Air Pro-Am day one morning start
  • 1:30 p.m., Korean Air Pro-Am afternoon start

Thursday, Aug. 21

  • 7:45 a.m., Korean Air Pro-Am day two morning start
  • 1:30 p.m., Korean Air Pro-Am afternoon start

Friday, Aug. 22

  • 11:20 a.m., Boeing Jet Flyover
  • 11:30 a.m., Boeing Classic Round 1 starts
  • 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Golf Channel tournament telecast

Saturday, Aug. 23

  • All day, Family Day
  • 9 a.m., Boeing Classic Round 2
  • 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Golf Channel telecast

Sunday, Aug. 24

  • All day, Military Appreciation Day
  • 9 a.m., Boeing Classic Championship Sunday
  • 5 p.m., Champion Trophy Ceremony, 18th Green
  • 4 to 6:30 p.m., Golf Channel telecast

Events and times are subject to change.

 

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