The couples tee off with four other Seattle sports legends during Thursday’s Korean Air Pro-Am competition.
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. 18th Classic Boeing at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge there are seven World Golf Halls of Famers.
The PGA Tour Champions’ annual stop is hosted by Fred Couples of Seattle. Couples will return to activities for the first time since June after hernia surgery.
On Thursday, the Couples will tee off alongside four other Seattle sports legends in pro content. That includes former Seattle Super Sonic Detlef Schrempf, Super Bowl Champion Jermaine Kearse, former Seahawk Jordan Babinoux and Maple Valley-born former Seahawk Omare Lowe.
Champions Tour features professional golfers over 50 years old. Hall of Famer Mark O’Meara told KING 5 that these tournaments provide an opportunity for fans to see some of their favorite golfers from the past.
“I think they can connect with the players here on the PGA Tour Champions,” O’Meara said. “That’s what helps make it go. There aren’t many sports that you can continue to play at 66. This is the only sport that takes place in.
Boeing Classic has raised more than $8 million since its founding in 2005.
With the top of Mt. Si in the back, the winner will be crowned on Sunday on the 18th hole.
People heading to Snoqualmie this weekend should be prepared for traffic warnings. The league recommends drivers coming from Seattle to take exit 22 from I-90 because of construction along Highway 18 and Snoqualmie Avenue.
There will be a Boeing flyover to kick off the tournament on Friday and again after the champion is named.
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