Power Rankings: Boeing ClassicAugust 20, 2012
Vartan Kupelian, PGATOUR.COM Contributor
Editor's note: Vartan Kupelian is the Champions Tour Insider and a PGATOUR.COM Contributor. Each week, Kupelian will size up the field and provide his top 5 players going into the tournament, based on factors such as the player's strengths, the course setup, recent performances, etc.
A two-putt birdie on the first extra hole gave Calcavecchia the victory after Cochran had made eagle on the final hole of regulation to force the playoff. Each player closed with a final-round 65 and tied at 14-under 202. Chip Beck was alone in third place at 207.
The playoff was the third in the seven-year history of the event at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington. In 2006, Tom Kite defeated Keith Fergus. A year later, Dennis Watson won a seven-man playoff. It marked the most crowded playoff in Champions Tour history.
TPC Snoqualmie Ridge is the only Jack Nicklaus design in the Pacific Northwest. The 7,183-yard, par 72 offers a backdrop of nature and splendor that the Pacific Northwest is known for.
Power Rankings: Dick's Sporting Goods Open Rank Player Comment Bernhard
The 2010 champion followed it up with a T11 last year. Langer's T7 at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open was his 13th top-10 finish in 15 starts this year, and ninth straight top 10. Fred
Wrapped up a stellar major championship run by winning the Senior British in his most recent start. Also had two fourth-place finishes and a pair of T12s in majors. Always enjoys returning to his native Seattle area. Michael
A pair of 66s last week weren't quite enough as Allen lost a playoff to Willie Wood at En-Joie. Two-time winner this year, Allen is No.5 on the Charles Schwab Cup points list. Mark
The defending Boeing Classic champion carved out a bogey-free final-round 68 at En-Joie to post a top 10 -- his third straight and ninth in 18 events. He's No. 1 on the Champions Tour in birdies and No. 5 on the Money List. Kenny
Closed with a 67 last week to finish T3 for the second straight tournament, missing the playoff by 1 shot. The T3 at 3M Championship was his best finish since April. Perry tied for 5th here last year after sharing the 36-hole lead.
Here are his week's Power Ratings for the Boeing Classic: