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    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.

    John Riegger holed a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole last year to win the Boeing Classic at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

    Riegger, playing in only his fifth Champions Tour event, held off hometown favorite Fred Couples and John Cook. Riegger’s final round 4-under 68 gave him a 15-under 201 total and 2-stroke victory.

    Riegger called it the best win of his career and credited it to improved play as he got closer to the Champions Tour.

    TPC Snoqualmie Ridge is the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course in the Pacific Northwest. The par-72 course plays to 7,264 yards.

    The Champions Tour Power Rankings for this week’s Boeing Classic:

    POWER RANKINGS: BOEING CLASSIC

    RANK

    PLAYER

    COMMENT

    1 Bernhard Langer Bernhard Langer

    No dissenters to his reign. He became a 5-time winner at Dick’s Sporting Goods Open with another sterling effort – this time a bogey-free 54 holes. His Charles Schwab Cup points lead keeps growing. Langer is the 2010 Boeing Classic winner.

    No dissenters to his reign. He became a 5-time winner at Dick’s Sporting Goods Open with another sterling effort – this time a bogey-free 54 holes. His Charles Schwab Cup points lead keeps growing. Langer is the 2010 Boeing Classic winner.

    2 Fred Couples Fred Couples

    The Seattle native returns to the Champions Tour for his hometown event at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, where he finished third last year. His first five Champions Tour events this season all produced top five finishes, including a victory at Toshiba Classic.

    The Seattle native returns to the Champions Tour for his hometown event at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, where he finished third last year. His first five Champions Tour events this season all produced top five finishes, including a victory at Toshiba Classic.

    3 John Cook John Cook

    Runner-up to John Riegger last year at Boeing Classic, he’s coming off a good performance at Dick’s Sporting Goods, his second straight T7. Finding form after a long injury layoff, Cook normally flourishes late in the season.

    Runner-up to John Riegger last year at Boeing Classic, he’s coming off a good performance at Dick’s Sporting Goods, his second straight T7. Finding form after a long injury layoff, Cook normally flourishes late in the season.

    4 Mark O'Meara Mark O'Meara

    T2 last week with a final-round 66, 1 shot behind the winner, was his best of the year and fourth top 10. Toss out the U.S. Senior Open and he’s been in the 60s in every round for three straight tournaments. Twice a runner-up at the Boeing (2009, 2012).

    T2 last week with a final-round 66, 1 shot behind the winner, was his best of the year and fourth top 10. Toss out the U.S. Senior Open and he’s been in the 60s in every round for three straight tournaments. Twice a runner-up at the Boeing (2009, 2012).

    5 Woody Austin Woody Austin

    He’s got a T2 at En-Joie last week and a T3 (U.S. Senior Open) in his two previous Champions Tour starts. Closed with 65 at En-Joie for a 15-under total. The latest of his four career PGA TOUR victories came at 2013 Sanderson Farms.

    He’s got a T2 at En-Joie last week and a T3 (U.S. Senior Open) in his two previous Champions Tour starts. Closed with 65 at En-Joie for a 15-under total. The latest of his four career PGA TOUR victories came at 2013 Sanderson Farms.

    … and one more to keep an eye on

    Kevin Sutherland – No question about it, a lot of people will be watching to see what the Champions Tour’s Mr. 59 will do for an encore at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.

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