SNOQUALMIE — With the recent commitment of Seattle native Fred Couples, the Boeing Classic is set to host seven members of the World Golf Hall of Fame August 19-25 at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge.
Couples, who grew up playing golf at Jefferson Park Golf Course on Seattle’s Beacon Hill, won the 1992 Masters and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013. In eight career starts at the event since turning 50 in 2010, he has claimed three third-place finishes, but is still searching for his first victory in his home state.
“We feel incredibly lucky to have seven World Golf Hall of Fame members in the Boeing Classic field this year,” said Tournament Director Brian Flajole. “We have had strong fields in the past, but with the recent addition of two first timers in Love and Goosen, this far surpasses anything we’ve had before.”
Davis Love III, who owns 21 career PGA TOUR titles, and 2019 World Golf Hall of Fame inductee Retief Goosen, will make their tournament debuts at this year’s event. Love will make his second start of the 2019 season after recovering from a mid-season injury. The best finish of his PGA TOUR Champions career came in 2016 when he finished in third place at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Goosen has already broken through on PGA TOUR Champions, earning his first victory in July at the Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS Championship in addition to five top-10 finishes in 13 starts this season.
Five-time Charles Schwab Cup winner Bernhard Langer will return in 2019 fresh off his 11th career senior major title at The Open Championship presented by Rolex. The 40-time PGA TOUR Champions winner notched Boeing Classic victories in 2010 and 2014 and remains the event’s all-time leading money winner with over $1.2 million in earnings. Fellow World Golf Hall of Fame member
Mark O’Meara became one of the Tour’s oldest winners ever earlier this year at the Cologuard Classic, and will look to improve on his two career runner-up efforts at the Boeing Classic in a few weeks.
Vijay Singh, who entered the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2006, will be making his second start at the Boeing Classic. The three-time major champion earned his first senior major at the 2018 Bridgestone SENIOR PLAYERS, one of four total wins on PGA TOUR Champions.
Colin Montgomerie, class of 2013, is returning to the Boeing Classic for a fourth consecutive year, looking to improve on a career-best fifth-place finish at the 2017 event. The Scotland native owns six career titles on PGA TOUR Champions.
“We are hopeful the fans and community will come out and support these decorated athletes during tournament week,” said Flajole. “We have one of the strongest fields in the history of this tournament and that makes this an exciting week for all to enjoy.”