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August 18, 2011

Tom Lehman To Make His First Appearance
at the Boeing Classic, Looks to Extend
His Winning Ways

Tom Lehman is hoping for a good performance at the Boeing Classic in his bid for Player of the Year Honors

Tom Lehman is having a great 2011 season. In 14 events on the Champions Tour this year, he has earned more money than any other player - $1.3 million - and leads the Charles Schwab Cup race by 291 points. He’ll bring his A-game to the Boeing Classic for the first time this year, looking to build on his success… and make history at the same time.

If Lehman continues his winning ways and earns Player of the Year honors, he’ll be the first player ever to achieve that honor on the PGA, Champions and Nationwide Tours in their careers. Lehman was Nationwide Tour Player of the Year in 1991, and PGA Tour Player of the Year in 1996.

“That’s a long ways down the road,” Lehman said. “So I try not to think about stuff that I can’t control. That would mean I had a really good year.”

A really good year is already in the books, with Top-25 finishes in all 14 of his appearances, eight Top-10 results and three wins, the most this year on the Champions Tour.

“Big seasons, they just kind of happen,” Lehman said.

Fans will enjoy watching how his big season continues at the Boeing Classic.

Canyon Club at the Boeing Classic

The Canyon Club provides one of the best and most exciting vantage points at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, where you can watch your favorite Champions Tour pro take the risk and drive the ball over Bears Canyon or play it safe and lay it up right in the fairway. It’s a risk-reward hole like no other at the Boeing Classic that provides great drama, impressive views and extra perks. This is the place to be at the Boeing Classic!

Purchase a $15 Canyon Club Party Pass and you’ll receive:

  • One Free Beverage
  • The opportunity to purchase Upgraded Concessions
  • A comfortable seat in the shade with a perfect view of the 14th hole, tee to green
  • An ideal spot on the sun deck from which you can also watch the Pros tee off on the 18th hole

Friday - Sunday, August 26-28

Boeing Classic Tournament Week Loaded with Special Events from August 22-28

August 22:

Join Seattle Seahawks Ring of Honor inductees, NFL Hall of Famers, plus local and national celebrities for the 2011 Rumble at the Ridge golf tournament on August 22. As the kickoff event for the Boeing Classic, the Rumble will bring together friends from the sports and entertainment industries to “tee it up” for charity, as foursomes will be matched with a celebrity for a day of golf on the championship-caliber TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Golfers will compete for prizes from start to finish, enjoy great food options on the course, and be treated to a BBQ & Awards Bash that evening. All proceeds from Rumble at the Ridge will benefit the Nutrition and Fitness for Life Program at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

August 23:

It’s an annual tradition on the Tuesday of Boeing Classic Tournament Week for kids participating in programs such as The First Tee of Greater Seattle, the Nutrition and Fitness for Life Program at Virginia Mason, Encompass and other community groups to have the extraordinary opportunity to learn some of the finer points of golf from a Champions Tour Pro. This year’s participants will have the privilege to join 1976 U.S. Open Winner Jerry Pate on Tuesday, August 23, at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge for an invaluable experience.

The Boeing Classic is committed to bringing the game of golf to the Greater Seattle community. For those with physical disabilities that have unfortunately prevented them from enjoying the game, the Virginia Mason Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Dept. will host a clinic to introduce adaptive techniques and adaptive equipment from both therapists and golf pros.

August 24-25:

The Korean Air Pro-Am provides a unique opportunity for corporate partners to enjoy spending a day on the course with some of the biggest names in golf and greatly contributes to the charitable proceeds raised for the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason. On August 24 and 25, 56 foursomes will play in the two-day event, with every amateur team paired with a Champions Tour player taking part in the weekend competition. The pros and their caddies are true ambassadors of the game and engage with their groups for a dynamic and one-of-a-kind experience.

August 26:

The most unique start to an event on the PGA TOUR, at approximately 11:20 a.m. a Boeing jet will salute fans and players as it circles the course at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, lines up with the 18th fairway, and flies up and over the clubhouse to signal the beginning of tournament competition on Friday, August 26.

A new event being introduced this year, Kids Day at the Boeing Classic is the perfect event for the entire family as we kick off Round 1 of competition at the region’s premier golf event at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Special events and activities throughout the day on August 26 include the KIDS ZONE, presented by Xbox 360, face painting, team mascots, a putting contest, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and more.

To finish the first day of Boeing Classic Tournament play in a grand style, The Golf Club at Newcastle will host the third annual Grapes on the Green on Friday, August 26, 2011. A benefit for the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason and the Opportunity for Success Scholarship Fund, the evening will begin with an exclusive wine tasting featuring nine select wineries including such winemaking stars as DeLille Cellars, O Wines, Paradigm Winery, and Ghost Block.  Guests will then enjoy a multi-course dinner and live auction which will offer truly unique packages such as:  a 1900 Chateau D'Yquem Sauternes (that’s right, 1900), an opportunity to golf with the Champions in the Songdo Championship in South Korea, Seahawks VIP road trip for two, Boeing Cathay Pacific Delivery Flight to Hong Kong, a La Quinta golf trip to Stone Eagle and The Hideaway, and much more.

August 27:

The second round of the Boeing Classic begins at 10:15am. Watch the action from one of the premier locations at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Check out where to be and what to see at the Boeing Classic.

August 28:

The Boeing Classic is honored to recognize the men and women that serve our country with the tournament’s first-ever Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, August 28 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. All active, retired and Reserve military as well as their dependents will receive free admission, plus all fans will enjoy the special events created to honor our country and those who have fought to protect it.



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