August 24, 2010
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 five players going into the tournament, based on factors such as the player's strengths, the course setup, recent performances, etc.
Loren Roberts birdied the final two holes to win the Boeing Classic last year on his way to a second Charles Schwab Cup title in three years.
Roberts shot a 7-under 65 in the final round at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge to set a new tournament record with an 18-under It was his third victory of 2009. He also won the ACE Group Classic and the Senior British Open.
Roberts needed just 23 putts in the final round, and only nine on the final nine holes.
|Power Rankings: Boeing Classic|
| || ||Fred |
|Won the JELD-WEN Tradition for the second time in three years with a spectacular display of driving accuracy. He hit 54 of 56 fairways, a giddy 96.4 percent. Funk has won a Champions Tour major in each of the last three years.|
| || ||Bernhard |
|The two-time major winner this year fell short in his bid for a third straight. He finished T10 and in the process increased his lead in the Charles Schwab Cup points lead to 513 points over Fred Couples.|
| || ||Fred |
|After a runner-up finish to Langer at the U.S. Senior Open at Sahalee, in his home state of Washington, Couples is back for another shot at victory in front of the home fans. Needs to get back on a winning track.|
| || ||Mark |
|Made a late run at the JELD-WEN Tradition to finish T4 on the strength of a final-round 66. He made birdies on four of the last five holes and 20 birdies in the event, a figure topped only by Michael Allen's 24.|
| || ||Michael |
|The Boeing Classic will be his fourth start on the Champions Tour in August. A winner his first time out at 09 Senior PGA Championship, added a T2 last week at the JELD-WEN.|
This week's Champions Tour Power Rankings for the Boeing Classic: