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August 28, 2010
Nick Price Ties The Tournament Record For Low First Round Score With A 9-Under 63 To Lead After Day One Of The 2010 Boeing Classic

Nick Price was hot from the start, recording four straight birdies to start the round on Day One of the 2010 Boeing Classic. He continued to blister the course on the back nine, finishing with 10 birdies on the day to tie a tournament record for the best first round with a 9-under 63.

Every aspect of Price’s game was solid, but his putter was especially stellar as he impressively one-putted 12 of 18 holes.

How Other Players In The Top 10 Fared:

Fred Couples
Hometown favorite Fred Couples is in the hunt, sitting five shots back in a crowded group at 4-under. He will be paired on Saturday with 2009 Boeing Classic Champion Loren Roberts and Jeff Sluman a 1:15pm tee time.

Bernhard Langer
Bernhard Langer celebrated his 53rd birthday with a 6-under 66.  Langer led all players with 13 one-putts and had just 23 putts on the round.

Hal Sutton
Hal Sutton followed his final-round 63 a year ago with a 6-under 66 and in the process ran his streak of consecutive holes without a bogey at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge to 46 straight.

Tom Pernice Jr.
Tom Pernice Jr. made two eagles in the first round on his way to an 8-under 64. He is making his first start on the Champions Tour since April’s Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, competing much of the summer on the PGA TOUR.

Keeping Up On The Former Champions:

Loren Roberts
Defending Champion Loren Roberts shot a 4-under 68 and is currently T7.

20,000 Spectators Marks The Largest Opening Day Crowd In Tournament History

The indications were good before the round even started that it was going to be a record day as fans crowded the hill above the 18th green for the Boeing 777 flyover to signal the start of the 2010 Boeing Classic.

From there the crowds only continued to grow as Free Friday drew 20,000 fans to TPC Snoqualmie Ridge - the largest attendance for the first day of competition in tournament history

Pros Challenge The Canyon With 2/3 Of The Field Going For It On The Infamous 14th Hole

On Day One of the Boeing Classic, the conditions were ripe for players to take chances, as 52 of the 78-player field challenged the canyon. Of the 52 who went for it, 13 were rewarded with birdies, 30 made pars, three recorded bogeys and for six players the risk was too much, recording double-bogeys.

Weather Forecast

Mostly cloudy early, then increasing sunshine in the afternoon. High: 67

Championship Sunday
Partly to mostly cloudy. High: 66

In This Issue

Boeing Classic Field

Fred Couples

Loren Roberts

Nick Price

Ben Crenshaw

John Cook

Bernhard Langer

Jay Haas

Tom Kite

Mark O'Meara

Hale Irwin

Fred Funk

Mark Calcavecchia

See the Full 2010 Field