Follow Your Favorites On Friday at the Boeing Classic!
Pairings released — find out when Couples, Pavin and your favorite Champions Tour golfers will be teeing it up at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge this Friday!
For a Puget Sound golf fan, there’s hardly anything more fun than heading out to TPC Snoqualmie Ridge for the opening rounds of the Boeing Classic. The final round — with the trophy presentation and Military Appreciation Day — is great, too, of course, but our favorite day to go is Frirday. Not only do you get the awe-inspiring Boeing flyover to kick things off in the morning, but we’ve found the players are generally more at ease, and more inclined to interact with fans before, after (and even during) their rounds than they are on Sunday, when their livelihood’s on the line.
Another positive to going on Friday is that pairings are generally made to feature certain golfers together, giving golf fans the chance to catch all of their favorites without having to run all over the course. The full list of pairings is linked here, but here’s a few of the groups we’re most looking forward to following:
12:30 (No. 1 tee) — Corey Pavin, Jay Don Blake, Jeff Sluman
Why to watch: 1995 U.S. Open champion Corey Pavin, will give the old guard a run for their money in his Boeing Classic debut.
12:40 (No. 1 tee) — Fred Couples, Mark O’Meara, John Cook
Why to watch: If you need us to tell you why, you’re not a Puget Sound golf fan. Seattle’s favorite son will have thousands of golf fans behind him as he tees off alongside two-time major champion Mark O’Meara.
1:00 (No. 1 tee) — Bernhard Langer, Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Funk
Why to watch: Group features two golfers who know how to win in the Northwest — Calcavecchia is the defending Boeing Classic champ, while Langer won the U.S. Senior Open at Sahalee in 2010. Funk, too, is a U.S. Senior Open champ, having won the event the year prior, in 2009.
1:10 (No. 1 tee) — Brad Faxon, Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw
Why to watch: True golf legend Tom Kite joins one of the friendliest players in golf history in Ben Crenshaw and recent Champions Tour convert Brad Faxon. If you’re looking for a group with stories to tell, this is the one.
1:20 (No. 1 tee) — Kenny Perry, Gene Sauers, Craig Stadler
Why to watch: One of the Tour’s “young guns,” Kenny Perry, joins one of its most entertaining players, Craig “The Walrus” Stadler.
Who are you most looking forward to following? Check out the full list linked above and let us know which players you’re most excited to see!