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August 10, 2012

EMIRATES AIRLINE ANNOUNCES NEW GOLF PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BOEING CLASSIC

Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, has become an official sponsor of the Boeing Classic.

Emirates, which launched a non-stop service from Seattle to Dubai earlier this year, is the largest operator of Boeing 777s in the world. Last year, the airline signed an agreement for an additional 50 Boeing 777-300ERs worth $18 billion at list price.

"Boeing is a great partner for Emirates both on and off the golf course and this new partnership sees us expand our long-standing commitment to golf around the world," said Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for the Americas. "The United States is a key expanding market for Emirates and we are proud to launch our first US based golf program with The Boeing Classic on the Champions Tour."

Emirates currently flies to six US gateways: Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle, and will launch a non-stop service to Washington, DC, in September 2012. The airline’s relationship with The Boeing Classic provides an important platform to raise awareness and engage with existing and potential customers. This year, Emirates will develop a number of activation programs which will give spectators the opportunity to find out more about the award-winning airline’s brand and products.

"We are proud to welcome Emirates as a new corporate partner of the Boeing Classic and their sponsorship showcases the company’s confidence in, and long-term commitment to, the Greater Seattle community" commented Michelle DeLancy, Boeing Classic Tournament Director.

 

DUFFY WALDORF TO MAKE HIS CHAMPIONS TOUR DEBUT AT THE 2012 BOEING CLASSIC

Duffy Waldorf, a winner of four official events in his PGA TOUR career, will make his Champions Tour debut at the 2012 Boeing Classic. Waldorf turns 50 on Monday, August 20th, the opening day of Tournament Week at the region’s premier golf event, being held August 20-26 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

"I am very excited to make my Champions Tour debut in Seattle," Waldorf said of this next step in his golf career. "I think one of the most enticing aspects of the Champions Tour is returning to places I haven't been in a while or places I have been before. I have played two events in Seattle and both were spectacular. The scenery there is unmatched. I look forward to seeing old friends again and meeting new ones as I embark on my Champions Tour career."

This season, Waldorf is splitting time between the PGA TOUR and the Web.com tour. He finished T2 at the Web.com Tour's TPC Stonebrae Championship, closing his week with a 31 on his final nine holes to challenge for the win. The performance in Northern California was his best in 11 career Web.com Tour starts and was his first top 10 in a TOUR event since a T3 at the 2006 Chrysler Classic of Tucson.

 

USE YOUR ALASKA AIRLINE VISA SIGNATURE® CARD FOR EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS AT THE 2012 BOEING CLASSIC

Spectators at this year’s Boeing Classic will want to make sure to bring their Alaska Airline Visa Signature® card for exclusive discounts all around the course at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. Card holder benefits include:

  • 10% off General Admission for a Daily, Tournament or Weekly grounds pass
  • 10% off at the Boeing Classic Merchandise Tent
  • 10% off Concessions at stands on holes 4, 13 or 18
  • Free bowl of Ivars Chowder at the 19th Hole

Your Visa Signature card must be used in order to receive the discounts. Those who have not yet signed up for an Alaska Airline Visa Signature® card will have the opportunity to do so at the Admissions Gate.

 

2010 BOEING CLASSIC CHAMPION BERNHARD LANGER COMES UP BIG AT 3M

Last weekend at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, MN, 2010 Boeing Classic champion Bernhard Langer came from an unprecedented six-back to win his second 3M Championship in four years.

Langer shot a 10-under par 62 on Sunday to overtake second round leader David Peoples. The dramatic win by Langer crushed the previous tournament come-from-behind record of three strokes back.

"Winning is always special, but this is pretty important because it's been awhile since I've won, and especially after what I've been through the last few weeks being in contention and not being able to close the deal," Langer said. "It was very important for my confidence to pull off a win here sooner than later."

 

 

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