Power Rankings: Boeing Classic

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August 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.

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Mark Calcavecchia's much anticipated first Champions Tour victory came last year at the Boeing Classic where he held off Russ Cochran to win in a playoff.

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
LANGER
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
COUPLES
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
ALLEN
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
CALCAVECCHIA
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
PERRY
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:

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